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announced 7/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Zyante

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Zyante Inc., a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Zyante
Zyante Inc. is a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
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$56
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$14
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closed 3/10/2016 via BusinessWire

PASCO scientific, Inc., acquired Ergopedia Inc.

synopsis: PASCO® Scientific, a leader in 21st century science education, announced it has acquired Ergopedia, a Boston-based developer of interactive technologies that enable hands-on learning in science and engineering classrooms. Ergopedia is known for creating innovative science-learning tools supported by supplemental curriculum, lesson plans and more.
buyer: PASCO scientific, Inc.
PASCO has been designing, developing, and supporting innovative teaching and learning solutions for K–12 and higher education since 1964. PASCO’s team of educators, scientists, educational researchers, engineers, and many others is committed to the advancement of STEM education around the world. "
target: Ergopedia Inc.
Ergopedia was founded to create technology-enhanced, interactive learning programs for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses. It is the developer of ErgoBot, a robotic motion system that bridges the gap between curriculum and equipment, and between science and engineering.
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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 12/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired Accelerate learning

synopsis: The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, has acquired a majority stake in Accelerate Learning, a global provider of PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education products and services. Accelerate Learning's STEMscopes product is a digital science solution for PreK through 12th grade students.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$3,068.40)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $210 billion of assets under management across 335 investment vehicles. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target: Accelerate learning
Accelerate Learning is a global provider of PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education products and services. Their STEMscopes product is a digital science solution for PreK through 12th grade students offering three core curriculum programs.
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closed 6/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Robo, acquired MyStemKits

synopsis: Robo, a company focused on 3D printing, has acquired the leading USA education software and content business, MyStemKits. MyStemKits is the owner of the world’s largest online library of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math curriculums with 3D printable kits for K-12 schools.
buyer: Robo (ASX:RBO:$4.43)
Robo is a company focused on the design and distribution of 3D printers and associated products for the desktop segment of the 3D printing industry. They plan to make next generation 3D technologies that inspire passion and empower people to achieve educational, professional, and personal goals. "
target: MyStemKits
MyStemKits (MSK) is a leading USA “EdTech” business that develops and markets the world’s largest library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (“STEM”) curriculums incorporating 3D printed project kits for K-12 schools, all aligned to USA national science and mathematics standards.
price ($mm)
$1.89
rev ($mm)
$2
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$1
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0.9x
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2.4x
closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

HigherEdGrowth LLC, acquired CalmCircle

synopsis: Higher Ed Growth, a full-service marketing agency specializing in post-secondary education, announced that it has acquired CalmCircle. CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. Their curriculum focuses on mental rest, stress management and sleep support.
buyer: HigherEdGrowth LLC
Higher Ed Growth is a full-service marketing agency. In addition to lead generation, they offer fully managed Master Vendor Services, compliance monitoring, white label software, inquiry management, and analytics to develop technology and marketing programs that support client enrollment goals. "
target: CalmCircle
CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. They focus on mental rest, stress management and sleep support. They have expanded to bring mental rest and stress relief to the education industry, corporate workplaces and healthcare institutions.
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closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Imagine Learning, Inc., acquired Reasoning Mind

synopsis: Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for grades pre-K–12, announced its Imagine Learning business acquired Texas-based Reasoning Mind, a leading innovative math curriculum organization addressing the early learning market.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning delivers language, literacy, and mathematics solutions for pre-K–12 students. Students and teachers love Imagine Language & Literacy, Imagine Math, Imagine Math Facts, and Imagine Español because they are research- and evidence-based, data driven, and incredibly fun to use. "
target: Reasoning Mind
Founded in 2000, Reasoning Mind has established itself as one of the highest-quality blended learning organizations for mathematics in the United States, servicing nearly a million students and teachers over 18 years, across several states.
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closed 10/25/2013 via Market Wire

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired TenMarks Education

synopsis: Catamount Ventures and Birchmere Ventures announced that they have completed the sale of TenMarks, a company that is helping teachers and parents deliver innovative mathematics curriculum to students across the country, to Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$280,522.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: TenMarks Education
TenMarks's web-based math programs have been used by students across tens of thousands of schools and thousands of districts. Each day, students across the country use TenMarks to improve their math skills and confidence.
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closed 5/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Sophia Learning, LLC, acquired Guaranteach

synopsis: Sophia, a first-of-its-kind online social teaching and learning platform that offers academic content to anyone, anywhere free of charge, announced that it has acquired Guaranteach, a Web-based service that provides tens of thousands of short-form tutorials along with assessment tools to students, teachers, colleges and schools.
buyer: Sophia Learning, LLC
Sophia is a first-of-its-kind social teaching and learning application that makes free, credible academic content available to anyone at anytime by harnessing the power of the Internet to enable everyone to participate in a worldwide learning community. "
target: Guaranteach
Founded in 2008, Guaranteach uses Web-based streaming videos to deliver customized math instruction. The company designs and builds innovative software, to change the way that computers are used in education, combining experience in teaching, parenting, entrepreneurship and technology.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Udacity, Inc., acquired Terminal

synopsis: Udacity acquired CloudLabs, a small shop building interactive coding environments that let groups collaboratively code from within their browsers. CloudLabs was behind Terminal.com, a platform enabling the custom creation of computer programming courses built around an interactive, container-based, command-line interface.
buyer: Udacity, Inc.
Udacity, a pioneer in online education, is building "University by Silicon Valley"​, a new type of online university that teaches the actual programming skills that industry employers need today, and provides education at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional schools. "
target: Terminal
Terminal.com, by CloudLabs, is a platform enabling the custom creation of computer programming courses built around an interactive, container-based, command-line interface.
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closed 4/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Activate Learning, acquired Conceptua Math, LLC

synopsis: Activate Learning, a leader in K-14 STEM curriculum, has acquired Conceptua Math, an innovator in mathematics curriculum for K-5 classrooms. Conceptua Math deploys online technology to enable multi-faceted classroom experiences. Students log into personalized lessons, receiving instant feedback while the program tracks granular data.
buyer parent: Palm Ventures, LLC
buyer: Activate Learning
Activate Learning is a leading provider of investigation-centered, K-14 mathematics and science curricula. The curricula were developed in partnership with leading universities through grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. "
target: Conceptua Math, LLC
Conceptua Math is an innovator in mathematics curriculum for K-5 classrooms. Conceptua Math deploys online technology to enable multi-faceted classroom experiences. Students log into personalized lessons, receiving instant feedback while the program tracks granular data.
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closed 9/30/2016 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Redbird Advanced Learning

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education announced the acquisition of Redbird Advanced Learning, LLC, a leading digital personalized learning company that offers courses in K-12 math, language arts and writing and virtual professional development programs for educators. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Redbird Advanced Learning
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Oakland, CA, Redbird Advanced Learning is a digital personalized learning company that offers courses in K-12 math, language arts and writing and virtual professional development programs for educators.
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closed 5/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Scholastic Educational Technology and Services

synopsis: Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of the Educational Technology and Services business of Scholastic Corporation. The EdTech segment of Scholastic provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services to schools and districts throughout the United States.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. "
target parent: Scholastic Inc.
target: Scholastic Educational Technology and Services
The EdTech segment of Scholastic provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services to schools and districts throughout the United States as well as related implementation and assessment services and school consulting services.
price ($mm)
$575
rev ($mm)
$249
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$68
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2.3x
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8.5x
announced 11/8/2010 via BNC Analysis

Perfection Learning Corporation, will acquire Kinetic Books

synopsis: Perfection Learning, one of the leading publishers of language arts materials for grades 6-12, announced the closing of an agreement to acquire Seattle-based Kinetic Books, publisher of next-generation digital math and science textbooks for the secondary and higher education markets.
buyer: Perfection Learning Corporation
Perfection Learning Corporation is a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials for grades Pre K through 12. Their ever-growing product line covers such content areas as reading, test preparation, writing, vocabulary, and more. "
target: Kinetic Books
Kinetic Books creates and publishes Kinetic TextbooksTM, a line of comprehensive textbooks that are built from the ground up to take advantage of computers. Kinetic Books’ programs include comprehensive digital textbooks in physics, algebra, and geometry.
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closed 2/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nature Publishing Group, acquired Frontiers Media S.A.

synopsis: Nature Publishing Group has purchased a majority investment in open-access publisher Frontiers Media S.A. Frontiers is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Nature Publishing Group
Nature Publishing Group is an international publishing company that publishes academic journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine. "
target: Frontiers Media S.A.
Frontiers Media S.A. is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia. Frontiers publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific research articles freely accessible to anybody in the world.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Azent Overseas Education Ltd, acquired AdmissionTable.com

synopsis: Azent Overseas Education Ltd, an online education startup founded by IT firm Hexaware Technologies Ltd founder Atul Nishar, said it has acquired Bengaluru-based AdmissionTable.com, an artificial intelligence (AI) driven online platform for overseas university selection and admission counselling.
buyer: Azent Overseas Education Ltd
Azent Overseas Education Ltd seeks to revolutionize how students go to study abroad. An international education advisory, backed by years of experience in education and technology, Azent is the brainchild of Atul Nishar (founder of Aptech and Hexaware Technologies). "
target: AdmissionTable.com
Bengaluru-based AdmissionTable.com is an artificial intelligence driven online platform for overseas university selection and admission counselling.
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closed 6/24/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Living Reviews Journals

synopsis: Springer has acquired the three pioneering ‘living’ open access journals: Living Reviews in Relativity, Living Reviews in Solar Physics and Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics from the Max Planck Society. All three open access journals are published online only, and all research reviews can be read by anyone.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. "
target parent: Max Planck Society
target: Living Reviews Journals
Living Reviews in Relativity publishes research in all areas of general relativity theory. Living Reviews in Solar Physics publishes research in all areas of solar and heliospheric physics. Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics publishes research in all areas of computational astrophysics.
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closed 2/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Koofers, acquired Five College Websites

synopsis: Koofers has acquired the assets of five college media properties to augment its nationwide social learning network. The five properties acquired serve the student communities at Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University.
buyer: Koofers
Koofers is a social learning company transforming higher education through student-driven, intercollegiate collaboration. Founded in 2008, Koofers empowers students to help each other learn by providing open and free access to: course materials, class and professor ratings, study aids and more. "
target: Five College Websites
Five websites serving Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University consist of over 100,000 professor reviews and ratings, 22 semesters of grade distribution data and 300,000 class discussions.
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announced 1/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aakash Educational Services Limited, will acquire Meritnation

synopsis: Aakash Educational Services Ltd, a leading educational institution in India, will acquire a 66% stake in Meritnation from Info Edge, India’s premier online classifieds company. Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for math, science and English.
buyer: Aakash Educational Services Limited
Aakash is a leading educational institution in India. Aakash provides comprehensive test preparatory services to students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, KVPY, NTSE, Olympiads and other Foundation level exams. "
target parent: Info Edge
target: Meritnation
Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for mathematics, science and English. They also offer online and offline test preparation modules for various undergraduate entrance examinations.
price ($mm)
$7.00*
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$5
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2.2x
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Nearpod, acquired Flocabulary

synopsis: Nearpod, an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom, has acquired Flocabulary, a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Their standards-based videos and instructional activities help develop core literacy skills.
buyer: Nearpod
Nearpod is an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom. Nearpod makes lectures more engaging through interactive multimedia presentations. With Nearpod, teachers can create mobile presentations, engage students in class, and assess them in real time. "
target: Flocabulary
Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers use Flocabulary’s standards-based videos and instructional activities to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills.
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announced 7/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Zyante

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Zyante Inc., a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Zyante
Zyante Inc. is a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
$14
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4.0x
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closed 1/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired mthree

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, a global leader in research and education, has acquired mthree from ECI Partners LLP. mthree sources, trains, and prepares aspiring students and professionals to meet the skill needs of today’s tech careers, and then places them with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, tech companies, and government agencies.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target parent: ECI Partners
target: mthree
mthree sources, trains, and prepares aspiring students and professionals to meet the skill needs of today’s tech careers, and then places them with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, technology companies, and government agencies. They are based in London, UK.
price ($mm)
$129
rev ($mm)
$50
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2.6x
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announced 7/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Zyante

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Zyante Inc., a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Zyante
Zyante Inc. is a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
$14
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4.0x
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired RedLink

synopsis: Atypon, the technology leader in the scholarly publishing market, has acquired RedLink, the provider of key data and insights for academic publishers, libraries, and consortia. RedLink’s data and engagement products include Library Dashboard, Publisher Dashboard, SiteLeads, and Remarq.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting content into the hands of practitioners and researchers. Literatum, their online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers automated tools to manage, market, and monetize any type of content for distribution. "
target: RedLink
RedLink helps libraries, publishers, and users see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s products include intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines (SiteLeads), and editorial engagement tools (Remarq).
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announced 5/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Knewton, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of affordable courseware and adaptive learning technology. Knewton developed an advanced learning system demonstrated to deliver highly-personalized learning experiences that drive superior outcomes.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley's scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals and digital learning, certification, and student-lifecycle services and solutions help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world "
target: Knewton, Inc.
Knewton puts achievement within reach for everyone through adaptive learning technology and products that deliver personalized and lasting learning experiences. Alta is Knewton’s fully integrated, adaptive learning courseware.
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closed 2/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Manuscripts

synopsis: Atypon, an online publishing platform, has acquired Manuscripts, a free writing tool that lets users plan, edit and share their work. Manuscripts also warns users of missing sections, violated word limits, and many more factors affecting the submission of their work.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Manuscripts
Manuscripts is a free writing tool that lets users plan, edit and share their work. Manuscripts understands the format needed when submitting to a target journal. It warns users of missing sections, violated word limits, and many more factors affecting the submission.
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closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Information Services, acquired Linguistics Abstracts Online

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has expanded its linguistics resources with the acquisition of Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley, a global publishing company specializing in academic publications. Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts from linguistics and language study journals.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection. "
target parent: Wiley
target: Linguistics Abstracts Online
Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts from linguistics and language study journals. It benefits those studying linguistics and literature, writing papers, preparing teaching materials, compiling bibliographies and checking references.
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closed 10/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has completed the acquisition of Learning House, a diversified education services provider, from Weld North Holdings. The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley develops digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$70
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2.9x
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Authorea

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

Wiley, acquired Ranku

synopsis: Ranku, a recruitment technology and predictive analytics software company for higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Wiley, a global provider of knowledge and learning solutions that improves outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Ranku
Ranku is a Seattle based software company that aims to use technology to drive consumer advocacy in online higher education. Ranku licenses recruitment technology and predictive analytics to universities and state systems to scale online degree enrollment.
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announced 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Atypon Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Wiley, a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based technology partner that enables scholarly societies & publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market & manage their content on the web.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon creates world-class software that allows scholarly societies and related publishers to cost effectively build content sites with their branding front and center, analyze and respond to usage patterns, manage user access, enhance content discovery and support marketing and digital commerce.
price ($mm)
$120
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closed 10/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Analyst Success

synopsis: John Wiley and Sons Inc, a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services, announced its acquisition of AnalystSuccess.com and related content from The American College of Financial Services. AnalystSuccess.com provides candidates with a simple, effective learning experience to help them prepare to pass the CFA exams.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target parent: The American College of Financial Services
target: Analyst Success
The Analyst Success CFA study program provides candidates with a simple, effective learning experience so they can be more successful taking the challenging CFA exams.
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closed 6/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired SimBioSys Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced that it has acquired SimBioSys Inc., a provider of scientific software tools that facilitate the drug discovery process.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. "
target: SimBioSys Inc.
SimBioSys is a recognized leader in the field of rational drug discovery software. Providing a wide range of software solutions, the company is focused on the development of scientific tools to facilitate the drug discovery process.
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closed 5/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired CrossKnowledge

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, has completed its acqusition of E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, a learning solutions provider focused on leadership and managerial skills development.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. "
target: CrossKnowledge
E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, is a leader in cloud-based distance learning solutions. CrossKnowledge solutions enable fast workforce empowerment and global strategic alignment, guaranteeing a unique learning experience for the individual and a real return on investment for the organization.
price ($mm)
$175
rev ($mm)
$37
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EV / rev
4.7x
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closed 4/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Profiles International, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced that it has acquired Profiles International, a provider of employment assessment and talent management solutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a valued, global publisher. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories. "
target: Profiles International, Inc.
Profiles International is the best source for talent management solutions. Their data-driven talent management solutions, built on complex behavioral science, yet simple to administer and read, help organizations find the right people and shape them into a winning team.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$27
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EV / rev
1.9x
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closed 12/11/2013 via PR Web

Wiley, acquired Women in Higher Education

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a valued, global publisher, announced the acquisition of Women in Higher Education, an independent monthly publication and a leading resource for women on how to become more successful on campus.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a valued, global publisher. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories. "
target: Women in Higher Education
Women in Higher Education is an independent monthly publication with a mission to encourage, empower and enrage professional women on campuses across the country. With subscribers throughout the U.S, Canada, and abroad, it is available digitally and in print and is sold on a subscription basis.
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closed 5/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Fernhurst Books Limited, purchased 180 Nautical Titles from Wiley

synopsis: Fernhust Books announced that it has acquired assets from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s nautical consumer publishing program. Fernhurst acquired the digital and print assets for approximately 180 Wiley titles. Among the titles purchased are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
buyer: Fernhurst Books Limited
Fernhurst Books Limited is a new company which has been put together by a group of investors, comprising of skilled racers and experienced cruisers, as well as publishing professionals, to acquire the Wiley Nautical list. It will be based in Leamington Spa and managed by Jeremy Atkins. "
seller: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Among the 180 Wiley digital and print titles purchased from Wiley's consumer nautical publishing program are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
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closed 4/4/2013 via BusinessWire

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

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

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

synopsis: Turner Publishing announced that it has acquired assets from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.’s pets, crafts, and general interest consumer publishing program. The acquisition broadens Turner’s list, which spans a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction consumer publishing categories and represents a growth opportunity within various general interest areas.
buyer: Turner Publishing
Founded in 1985, Turner Publishing is an award-winning, independent publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee with multiple New York Times best-selling authors. It has been named three times to Publishers Weekly's Fastest Growing Publishers List. "
seller: John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
The digital and print assets for approximately 1,500 Wiley titles are from its consumer pets, crafts, and general interest publishing programs. Notable brands, authors, and titles include Howell Book House and Baseball Prospectus.
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closed 1/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Wiley-VCH, acquired FIZ Chemie Berlin

synopsis: Wiley-VCH has acquired the assets of the FIZ Chemie Berlin, a leading provider of online database products for organic and industrial chemists. The acquisition aligns with the company's long-term strategy to support research, learning, and professional practice through high quality content and services.
buyer parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
buyer: Wiley-VCH
Wiley-VCH is a publishing center of excellence and branded imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s scientific and technical publishing business. Founded in 1921 by German chemical societies and associations, Wiley-VCH is one of the leading science publishers in Germany. "
target: FIZ Chemie Berlin
FIZ Chemie Berlin is a provider of online database products for organic and industrial chemists. Products include the ChemInform weekly abstracting service and reaction database, as well as the abstracting journal Chemisches Zentralblatt, the InfoTherm database of thermophysical properties and more.
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closed 12/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Stevenson, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced the acquisition of assets from Stevenson, Inc., a leading resource for newsletters and online events in fundraising, nonprofit management, and communications. These assets include six well-respected newsletters and a variety of online events and special reports.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
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: Stevenson, Inc.
Established in 1993, Stevenson, Inc. helps all types of nonprofits and associations achieve greater success: colleges/universities, hospitals and other health-related organizations, schools, museums, Chambers of Commerce, libraries, United Way agencies, youth organizations and more.
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announced 7/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Zyante

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Zyante Inc., a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Zyante
Zyante Inc. is a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
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closed 11/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Klett Group, acquired ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.

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

Brill, acquired Sense Publishers

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

S Chand Group, acquired Chhaya Prakashani

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

Editions Albin Michel SA, acquired De Boeck Superieur

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

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

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

Vital Source Technologies Inc., acquired Coursesmart

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

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

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

Medienfabrik Graz, acquired Leykam Buchverlag

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

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

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has acquired the higher educational publisher Harlan Davidson, Inc. ("HDI"), which is a family-owned business based in Illinois. HDI publishes mainly history textbooks for use in two and four-year colleges.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target: Harlan Davidson, Inc.
Serving the needs of instructors and students of history in colleges, universities, and high schools throughout North America, Harlan Davidson, Inc., remains an independent publisher of textbooks and supplements. The company publishes mainly history textbooks for use in two and four-year colleges.
price ($mm)
$1.40
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closed 4/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Fairchild Books

synopsis: Fairchild Fashion Media, the trade group within Condé Nast, among others, has sold its book division, Fairchild Books, to the U.S. subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Fairchild Books publishes textbooks and other educational resources for students in fashion, merchandising, retailing and interior design.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$206.85)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Fairchild Books
Fairchild Books is the world's leading publisher of textbooks and educational resources for students of fashion, merchandising, retail, and interior design. As part of the Fairchild Fashion Group, Fairchild Books has a unique, insider access to all aspects of the fashion and design worlds.
price ($mm)
$6.50
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closed 6/4/2008 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., purchased higher education titles from Key Curriculum Press

synopsis: Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has acquired a list of higher education mathematics and statistics titles from Key College Publishing, the higher education division of Key Curriculum Press. Key Curriculum Press is a publisher of inquiry-based textbooks, software and supplemental materials for elementary, middle and high school students.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
seller parent: Cinven
seller: Key Curriculum Press
Key Curriculum Press specializes in print and electronic media for mathematics and is regarded in the USA as a pioneer in the effort to reform the mathematics curricula. The newly developed programs are aimed especially at the college and high school market.
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closed 5/30/2008 via BNC Analysis

Sage Publications, Inc., acquired CQ Press

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

Cengage Learning, acquired Houghton Mifflin College Division

synopsis: Cengage Learning, one of the leading providers of print and digital instructional and reference materials for the academic, professional and library markets, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Houghton Mifflin College Division (HM College).
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
target parent: Education Media and Publishing Group Limited
target: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Houghton Mifflin's College Division makes knowledge accessible and meaningful to learners at four-year, community and career colleges. The division also has an inclusive approach to content and pedagogy and also publishes textbooks, study guides, technology tools, and other materials.
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$230
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/9/2007 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired Roxbury Publishing Company

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, one of the leading independent investment banks serving the media, information and technology markets, announced that it represented Los Angeles-based Roxbury Publishing Company (Roxbury), a publisher of higher education books in its sale to Oxford University Press (OUP).
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world's largest university press, publishing over 4,000 new titles a year. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines. "
target: Roxbury Publishing Company
Roxbury Publishing Company publishes textbooks, anthologies and supplemental books for the college market. It is a leading college publisher of sociology, criminology, criminal justice, speech communication, and political science titles.
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closed 7/18/2005 via AP - Associated Press

Broadview Press Inc., acquired Garamond Press Ltd.

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

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

synopsis: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Virtual Text, Inc. Virtual Text was founded in 2000, by world renowned scientist, publisher and author, Dr. Benjamin Lewin, to provide a comprehensive web and print resource for the entire life science curriculum.
buyer: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Educating tens of millions of people worldwide, Jones and Bartlett Publishers is a global leader in educational publishing, providing unique textbooks, reference products, testing and assessment services, and training materials in both print and digital formats. "
target: Virtual Text, Inc.
Virtual Text was started in year 2000 with the purpose of providing an alternative to scientific textbooks. We are developing a comprehensive site that covers the entire life sciences, including molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, immunology, development, and neurobiology.
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announced 12/19/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire West Academic

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to acquire West Academic, the leading provider of legal education content in the US, offering a wide variety of digital and printed casebooks, supplements, study aids and discretionary products.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is an independent investment firm that makes equity investments in middle market companies mainly in the United States. LLCP has invested companies in consumer products, franchises, business services, healthcare, education, and engineered products. "
target parent: Eureka Equity Partners, L.P.
target: West Academic
West Academic is the leading provider of legal education content in the United States, offering a wide variety of digital and printed casebooks, supplements, study aids and discretionary products used in law schools, undergraduate law classes and commercial settings.
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closed 1/4/2016 via Company Press Release

Carolina Academic Press, purchased 500 Law School Titles from Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.

synopsis: Carolina Academic Press announced the acquisition by of approximately 500 LexisNexis® Matthew Bender law school publishing titles. LexisNexis Matthew Bender is one of the world's leading publishers of legal analysis and case law.
buyer: Carolina Academic Press
Carolina Academic Press, a family-owned independent company based in Durham, North Carolina, has served the legal education community for over 35 years. It has earned a strong reputation for partnering with pedagogical innovators to develop and publish cutting-edge teaching materials. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.
LexisNexis Matthew Bender is one of the world's leading publishers of legal analysis and case law. The company offers more than 500 publications in print and electronic formats to subscribers in more than 160 countries.
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closed 9/4/2013 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Hart Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc announces that it has completed the acquisition of the issued share capital of Hart Publishing Ltd, the Oxford-based legal publisher, from the management shareholders. The initial consideration of £6.5 million was paid in cash on completion from Bloomsbury's own cash reserves.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$206.85)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Hart Publishing Ltd.
Hart Publishing, established in 1996, is the largest independent academic law publisher in the UK. Hart Publishing's mission is to publish the highest quality works of legal scholarship.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
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Ticker: BSE:540497
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S Chand Group
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$113.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.14
EBIT ($mm)
$22.85
Net Income ($mm)
$13.47
Employees
2389
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
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.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: NYSE:SPGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S&P Global
S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,501.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,256.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,048.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,093.00
Employees
21200
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Ticker: OTCPK:PBYA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ProBility Media Corp.
ProBility Media Corp.
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$6.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: PCSV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. is a developer of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education products for preschool through college students.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2.94
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
19
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Ticker: KLSE:SASBADI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi is a publisher of books and educational aids for the school-going children of Malaysia. Sasbadi is an essential guide for students and teachers in elite smart schools in the cities, as well as simple schools in the kampungs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$23.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
$1.98
Employees
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Ticker: KROT3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton is one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, operating in the primary and secondary education segment for over 45 years and in the postsecondary education segment for more than 10 years.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,443.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$484.88
EBIT ($mm)
$404.34
Net Income ($mm)
$463.09
Employees
15000
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Ticker: ENXTAM:BRILL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brill
Brill
Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas. Brill publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, both in print and electronic formats. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$39.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.32
EBIT ($mm)
$4.41
Net Income ($mm)
$2.92
Employees
133
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: SCHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,679.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.90
EBIT ($mm)
$75.50
Net Income ($mm)
$48.50
Employees
9000
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Ticker: LRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
K12, Inc.
K12, Inc.
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$888.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.97
EBIT ($mm)
$23.54
Net Income ($mm)
$6.23
Employees
4750
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Ticker: OTCPK:SCOO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty is a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace. The Company designs, develops, and provides educators with the latest and very best school supplies, furniture and both curriculum & supplemental learning resources.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$674.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.45
EBIT ($mm)
$32.04
Net Income ($mm)
$12.41
Employees
1156
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Ticker: HMHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,387.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$78.43
EBIT ($mm)
($66.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3800
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Ticker: TSE:6049
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ItoKuro Inc.
ItoKuro Inc.
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$26.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$5.90
Net Income ($mm)
$3.82
Employees
89
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