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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Experiment, LLC, acquired Appletree Press

synopsis: The Experiment, an independent publisher of a wide range of nonfiction, has acquired Appletree Press. Founded in 1989 by Linda Hachfeld, Appletree Press publishes a list of cookbooks, journals, and specialized titles for children that provide authoritative information on heart disease, weight management, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
buyer: The Experiment, LLC
The Experiment was founded in 2009 by Matthew Lore and Peter Burri. The house specializes in nonfiction titles in the health, fitness, home and garden, science, food, and self-help categories, as well as children's books. "
target: Appletree Press
Founded in 1989 by its publisher, Linda Hachfeld, Appletree Press publishes a list of cookbooks, journals, and specialized titles for children that provide authoritative information on heart disease, weight management, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

M Booth, purchased US Division from Health Unlimited

synopsis: Next15 has acquired US division of Health Unlimited, a leading global health consultancy and communications agency advancing landmark developments in some of the most complex and challenging areas in health. Health Unlimited will be rebranded as M Booth Health and operate as a separate agency reporting to M Booth CEO Dale Bornstein.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: M Booth
M Booth is an agency that is known for award-winning integrated marketing programs that engage stakeholders through digital, social, earned media, and experiential channels. M Booth is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Next Fifteen Communications Group. "
seller parent: Dbay Advisors
seller: Health Unlimited
Health Unlimited US Division, rebranded M Booth Health, is a 25-year-old NY-based global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and medicine.
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$28
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$17
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closed 9/5/2006 via BusinessWire

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Humana Press

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media has announced its acquisition of Humana Press Inc. a leading publisher of research-level books and journals in molecular biology, neuroscience, cancer research, and medicine.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
target: Humana Press
Humana Press is a major worldwide publisher of books and journals in molecular biology, neuroscience, cancer research, and medicine.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

SeverGroup, acquired Tolko Sprosit

synopsis: SeverGroup, a Russian private investment company, has acquired Tolko Sprosit from Doc+, a Russian provider of telemedicine and home doctor services. Tolko Sprosit is a medical blog in Russia that provides answers to general health questions. The blog also talks about how to interact with healthcare institutes and doctors, and parenting.
buyer: SeverGroup
SeverGroup is a Russian private investment company founded in 1993 and includes ZAO "Severgroup" and OOO "Capital". The Group makes long-term investments and manages the assets in behalf of Alexey Mordashov. "
target parent: Doc+
target: Tolko Sprosit
Tolko Sprosit is a medical blog in Russia. Tolko Sprosit provides answers to general health questions through their About Health section. Their About Hospitals section talks about how to interact with healthcare institutes and doctors; and their About Children section talks about parenting.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Novus Health, acquired Near Threat Analytics Corp.

synopsis: Toronto-based Novus Health, an information and technology-enabled health services provider, has acquired Near Threat Analytics Corp. Headquartered in Canada, Near Threat is a web-based service designed to provide real-time information on the status of a broad range of threat types around the globe.
buyer: Novus Health
Canada-based Novus Health is an information and technology-enabled health services provider, helping organizations make health care more accessible and understandable for members and clients. The Novus Health offering includes the Travel Navigator application for traveler tracking and alerts. "
target: Near Threat Analytics Corp.
Near Threat is a Canadian web-based service designed to provide consolidated, real-time information on the status of a broad range of threat types around the globe. The company's A.I. sifts through billions of points of data to give the critical information people need in a single interface.
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closed 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Medinet Australia, acquired Patient Connector

synopsis: Medinet, a 24/7 GP telehealth consultation app, has acquired Patient Connector, an online platform that directly connects patients with specialist doctors and aims to increase transparency around specialists’ fees and waitlists.
buyer: Medinet Australia
Based in Australia, Medinet is a 24/7 GP telehealth consultation app, that allows patients to obtain clinical advice from a GP; access prescriptions and have medications delivered; access pathology results and directly email their medical certificate to employers; and access specialist referrals. "
target: Patient Connector
Patient Connector is an online platform that directly connects patients with specialist doctors and aims to increase transparency around specialists’ fees and waitlists. Patients can find a specialist doctor at the price, availability and location which best suits them.
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closed 6/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

UnitedHealth Group, acquired PatientsLikeMe

synopsis: UnitedHealth Group, a diversified health and well-being company, and a leader in helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone, has acquired PatientsLikeMe the leading online health community for patients with life-changing conditions.
buyer: UnitedHealth Group (UNH:$239,671.00)
UnitedHealth is a diversified health and well-being company, and a leader in helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone. They introduce innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations. "
target: PatientsLikeMe
PatientsLikeMe is the leading online health community for patients with life-changing conditions. PatientsLikeMe endeavors to create the largest repository of real-world disease information to help accelerate the discovery of new, more effective treatments.
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closed 1/15/2019 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Castle Connolly Top Doctors

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. has acquired Castle Connolly, a company that since 1991 has been dedicated to helping consumers find the best healthcare in America. At Castle Connolly they identify top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to all licensed physicians in America.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,413.11)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target: Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Since 1991 Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. has been dedicated to helping consumers find the best healthcare in America. At Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. they identify top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to all licensed physicians in America.
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closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, purchased Consumer Services Division from Vitals, Inc

synopsis: WebMD, an Internet Brands company, announced that it has acquired Vitals Consumer Services Division from MDx Medical, Inc/Vitals, Inc. Vitals Consumer Services Division helps consumers find local healthcare professionals and also have a collection of online patient-to-patient communities that enable daily conversations about medical conditions.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through their public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
seller: Vitals, Inc
Vitals Consumer Services Division helps consumers find local healthcare professionals for themselves and their families. They also have a collection of online patient-to-patient communities that enable tens of thousands of daily conversations about hundreds of medical conditions.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Schlutersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, acquired DocInsider GmbH

synopsis: Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft, a company that operates as a publishing house offering yellow pages, technical books, and trade publications, has acquired DocInsider GmbH, a company that operates an online health platform for evaluation of physicians. It develops a portal for patients and has a database of 300,000 physicians.
buyer: Schlutersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG operates as a publishing house offering yellow pages, technical books, and trade publications. The company was founded in 1747 and is based in Hanover, Germany. "
target: DocInsider GmbH
DocInsider GmbH operates an online health platform for evaluation of physicians. It develops a portal for patients and has a database of 300,000 physicians and related professionals in Germany. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.
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closed 11/6/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Hubert Burda Media, acquired jameda

synopsis: TOMORROW FOCUS AG has agreed to sell jameda GmbH, which operates a physician ratings portal by the same name, to Burda Digital GmbH. jameda is Germany's biggest physician ratings portal. Over five million patients use the portal every month to find the right physician.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. Burda has 165 million users, approximately 40 million paying consumers and 43,000 advertisers. "
target parent: Tomorrow Focus AG
target: jameda
jameda is the leading physician rating website in Germany. The website is used by over 5 million patients to search for the right doctor through a database of more than 250,000 medical professionals across Germany.
price ($mm)
$50
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$5
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$1
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closed 10/28/2014 via Company Press Release

Vitals, Inc, acquired Compass Healthcare Advisers

synopsis: Vitals, a leader in providing online transparency tools and data, helping consumers make informed decisions about their medical care, announced that it has acquired Compass Healthcare Advisers. Compass educates patients about the huge price differentials for common inpatient and outpatient health care services in their area.
buyer: Vitals, Inc
Vitals is reinventing the way people choose doctors and medical facilities. They provide increased transparency to cost, quality and access information to support effective decision making. Vitals brings together actionable data, online tools and an engaging consumer experience. "
target: Compass Healthcare Advisers
Compass educates patients about the huge price differentials for common inpatient and outpatient health care services in their area, then provides the tools to quickly and easily shop hundreds of services based on price, quality and location.
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closed 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, acquired NetDoktor.de GmbH

synopsis: Hubert Burda Media, one of Germany's largest international media groups, has acquired NetDoktor.de, a company that provides independent and comprehensive information on health and illness. NetDoktor.de creates detailed specials on topics such as sports, nutrition, diabetes or obesity that are easily understandable.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest international media groups with a strong focus on its digital portfolio and the international media market. Innovation is the driving force behind the organization, which builds on its original roots as a family-owned company. "
target: NetDoktor.de GmbH
Based in Germany, NetDoktor.de provides independent and comprehensive information on health and illness. They create detailed specials on topics such as sports, nutrition, diabetes or obesity that are easily understandable.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier Healthcare Sweden, acquired Netdoktor Media A/S

synopsis: Bonnier Healthcare strengthens position within digital health publishing by acquiring leading health portal Netdoktor in Denmark. Netdoktor is Denmark’s leading health portal with 2 million visits pr. month and has since the start in the 1990’s been providing the Danish public with trustworthy and accurate health and disease related information.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Healthcare Sweden
Bonnier Healthcare is the result of a collection of Bonnier's activities in healthcare and life science. Their offer can be summarized in qualified information and skills development services to industry, healthcare, patients and relatives. "
target: Netdoktor Media A/S
Netdoktor is Denmark’s leading health portal with 2 million visits pr. month and has since the start in the 1990’s been providing the Danish public with trustworthy and accurate health and disease related information.
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closed 10/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Doctor.com

synopsis: Press Ganey, an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey, has acquired Doctor.com, a platform built to help healthcare organizations deliver a better customer experience at every step of the patient journey.
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement. "
target parent: Spring Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Doctor.com
Doctor.com is a platform built to help healthcare organizations deliver a better customer experience at every step of the patient journey. The company's industry-leading technology seamlessly integrates provider data warehousing, web-wide listings management, reputation insights, and more.
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closed 1/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Virgin Pulse, acquired Yaro

synopsis: Virgin Pulse, the world’s largest, most comprehensive digital health and wellbeing SaaS company, has acquired Yaro, a leading provider of benefits navigation and care guidance solutions. Yaro offers a mobile digital navigation and health literacy platform that helps consumers better understand, find and pay for healthcare services.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Virgin Pulse
Virgin Pulse is the world’s largest, most comprehensive digital health, well-being and engagement company. Virgin Pulse is focused on engaging users every day in building and sustaining healthy behaviors and driving measurable outcomes for employees, employers and health plans. "
target: Yaro
Yaro is a leading provider of benefits navigation and care guidance solutions. Yaro offers a mobile digital navigation and health literacy platform that helps consumers better understand, find and pay for healthcare services according to their specific needs and preferences.
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closed 2/27/2019 via Company Press Release

CompuGroup Medical AG, acquired Qualizorg B.V.

synopsis: German CompuGroup Medical, the leading global eHealth provider, acquired 100% of Qualizorg. Qualizorg is a market leader in the Netherlands and manages various databases, offers customized projects and is behind the leading data collection and analysis tool Qualiview.
buyer: CompuGroup Medical AG (DB:COP:$879.35)
CompuGroup Medical is Germany's leading global eHealth provider. Their software and communications solutions assist doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacists, associations, networks and other service providers with workflow, diagnosis and therapy. "
target parent: Axivate Capital
target: Qualizorg B.V.
Qualizorg specializes in collecting, managing and providing insight into quality indicators in the healthcare industry. Qualizorg is a market leader in the Netherlands and manages various databases, offers customized projects and is behind the leading data collection and analysis tool Qualiview.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

MedLife, acquired Sfatulmedicului.ro

synopsis: MedLife, the biggest private healthcare operator in Romania, announced the purchase of the medical information portal SfatulMedicului.ro, one of the biggest websites of this kind in Romania. SfatulMedicului.ro was launched 15 years ago and it is among the top websites dedicated to the healthcare segment in Romania.
buyer: MedLife (BVB:M:$165.39)
MedLife is the largest private medical operator in Romania that has been offering high quality services using state of the art technology since 1996. "
target parent: Active Soft S.R.L.
target: Sfatulmedicului.ro
SfatulMedicului.ro platform is the largest medical information hub in Romania. SfatulMedicului.ro was launched 15 years ago and it is among the top websites dedicated to the healthcare segment in Romania.
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announced 3/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Health Group, will acquire Elsevier Japan KK

synopsis: Omnicom Health Group will acquire the Pharma Communications business in Japan of Elsevier. Elsevier Japan KK is a leading healthcare communications business in Japan for 38 years, with a reputation for quality delivery of medical content for promotional materials and educational programs directed at doctors and patients.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Omnicom Health Group (OMC:$15,164.30)
Omnicom Health Group is a global collective of communications companies. It provides marketing services to the health and life-science industries through a combination of specialized agencies, customized client solutions, and collaborations with other Omnicom network agencies. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Elsevier Japan KK
Elsevier Japan KK is a leading healthcare communications business in Japan for 38 years, with a reputation for quality delivery of medical content for promotional materials and educational programs directed at doctors and patients.
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announced 7/24/2017 via PR Newswire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire WebMD Corporation

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., the leading source of health information, and Internet Brands, a KKR portfolio company, announced that Internet Brands has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WebMD. Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
target: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp. is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans through its public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health-focused publications.
price ($mm)
$2,800
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$709
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$185
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3.9x
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15.2x
closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Experiment, LLC, acquired Appletree Press

synopsis: The Experiment, an independent publisher of a wide range of nonfiction, has acquired Appletree Press. Founded in 1989 by Linda Hachfeld, Appletree Press publishes a list of cookbooks, journals, and specialized titles for children that provide authoritative information on heart disease, weight management, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
buyer: The Experiment, LLC
The Experiment was founded in 2009 by Matthew Lore and Peter Burri. The house specializes in nonfiction titles in the health, fitness, home and garden, science, food, and self-help categories, as well as children's books. "
target: Appletree Press
Founded in 1989 by its publisher, Linda Hachfeld, Appletree Press publishes a list of cookbooks, journals, and specialized titles for children that provide authoritative information on heart disease, weight management, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Experiment, LLC, acquired Appletree Press

synopsis: The Experiment, an independent publisher of a wide range of nonfiction, has acquired Appletree Press. Founded in 1989 by Linda Hachfeld, Appletree Press publishes a list of cookbooks, journals, and specialized titles for children that provide authoritative information on heart disease, weight management, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
buyer: The Experiment, LLC
The Experiment was founded in 2009 by Matthew Lore and Peter Burri. The house specializes in nonfiction titles in the health, fitness, home and garden, science, food, and self-help categories, as well as children's books. "
target: Appletree Press
Founded in 1989 by its publisher, Linda Hachfeld, Appletree Press publishes a list of cookbooks, journals, and specialized titles for children that provide authoritative information on heart disease, weight management, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Experiment, LLC, acquired Appletree Press

synopsis: The Experiment, an independent publisher of a wide range of nonfiction, has acquired Appletree Press. Founded in 1989 by Linda Hachfeld, Appletree Press publishes a list of cookbooks, journals, and specialized titles for children that provide authoritative information on heart disease, weight management, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
buyer: The Experiment, LLC
The Experiment was founded in 2009 by Matthew Lore and Peter Burri. The house specializes in nonfiction titles in the health, fitness, home and garden, science, food, and self-help categories, as well as children's books. "
target: Appletree Press
Founded in 1989 by its publisher, Linda Hachfeld, Appletree Press publishes a list of cookbooks, journals, and specialized titles for children that provide authoritative information on heart disease, weight management, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
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closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Welbeck Publishing Group, acquired Eddison Books Ltd

synopsis: Welbeck Publishing Group has bought the assets of wellness publisher Eddison Books. Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
buyer: Welbeck Publishing Group
Welbeck Publishing Group is a UK-based publishing group. Welbeck Publishing Group is focused on illustrated non-fiction and children’s books for the co-edition market as well as commercial fiction and non-fiction. "
target: Eddison Books Ltd
Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Octopus Publishing Group, acquired Short Books Limited

synopsis: Octopus Publishing Group has bought Short Books, the latest in a series of successful indies to be snapped up by Hachette. Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books is a publisher of first-class, popular non-fiction.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Octopus Publishing Group
Octopus is a leading publisher of non-fiction books. Octopus has extensive experience of working with high profile authors, trusted partners and associations to produce exciting, market leading books. "
target: Short Books Limited
Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books is a publisher of first-class, popular non-fiction. Short Books focuses predominantly on ‘mind, body, spirit’ books following on from the success of The Fast Diet (2013) by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

John Murray Press, acquired Sheldon Press

synopsis: Hachette UK has acquired the Sheldon Press, a specialist medical, mental health and self-help imprint of the Christian knowledge publisher SPCK. It will become part of John Murray Learning.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: John Murray Press
John Murray is one of Britain’s most distinguished literary publishers. From its foundation in 1768, the firm has published a dazzling roster of authors, including Byron, Darwin and Jane Austen, and now publishes a small and highly focused list specialising in travel, history, biography and memoirs "
target parent: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
target: Sheldon Press
Sheldon Press is a leading publisher of self-help books designed to inform and empower readers to take control of their physical, mental, and emotional health.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hachette Livre SA, acquired Editions La Plage

synopsis: Hachette Livre, a French publisher that focuses on the consumer and education book markets, has acquired Editions La Plage, a French publishing company. Editions La Plage publishes books that cover the topics of veterinarian and vegan cooking, gluten-free foods, organic cosmetics, health & wellness, parenting, yoga, and more.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Livre SA
Hachette Livre, a subsidiary of the French media giant Lagardère, is a repository of part of France’s cultural heritage. The Group brings together a broad spectrum of prestigious publishers covering the entire consumer and education book markets. "
target: Editions La Plage
Editions La Plage is a French publishing company. Editions La Plage publishes books that cover the topics of veterinarian and vegan cooking, gluten-free foods, organic cosmetics, health & wellness, parenting, yoga, and more. The company publishes 40 books a year and has a catalog of over 200 titles.
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closed 3/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, acquired AMACOM Books

synopsis: HarperCollins Publishers has acquired AMACOM Books from the American Management Association International. HarperCollins takes over all front list and backlist publication, sales, distribution, and licensing of the more than 600 books in AMACOM's catalog. AMACOM Books primarily focuses on personal and professional growth and business leadership.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With 200 years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages. "
target parent: American Management Association
target: AMACOM Books
AMACOM Books help readers lead a more satisfying and successful life through books that drive professional and personal growth. AMACOM specializes in business books, but they also publish titles in health, fitness, parenting, and popular psychology.
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Penguin Random House, purchased Trade-Book Publishing Assets from Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, has purchased the trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books from Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company. The asset includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, is devoted to the goal of nurturing a universal passion for reading, bringing authors and their works in touch with readers across the globe. Penguin Random House is present on 5 continents with about 250 labels and independent brands."
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Rodale, Inc.
The trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories. The assets belong to Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company.
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announced 8/29/2016 via Reuters

Scinex Corporation, will acquire Sunmark Publishing

synopsis: Scinex Corporation announces its intention to acquire Sunmark Publishing. Sunmark Publishing publishes books about self-help/improvement, health, and general well-being.
buyer: Scinex Corporation (TSE:2376:$119.80)
SCINEX CORPORATION is primarily engaged in the media business including publication of telephone directories and regional administration information magazines, operation of regional information portals over the Internet, travel plan products, and electronic commerce of ingredients for business use. "
target: Sunmark Publishing
Tokyo-based Sunmark Publishing publishes books about self-help/improvement, health, and general well-being. Founded in 1997, Sunmark's line of business includes the publishing and printing of periodicals.
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Meredith Corporation cancelled merger with Media General, Inc.,

synopsis: Media General, Inc., one of the nation's largest local media companies, and Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced they have agreed to terminate immediately the binding merger agreement they entered into on September, 2015.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is one of the nation's largest multimedia companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets along with the industry's leading digital media business. They offer consumers premium quality entertainment and information, content and distribution on every screen. "
target: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
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$2,300 [$3,075]
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$1,594
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$315
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9.8x
closed 8/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Sourcebooks, acquired Simple Truths, LLC

synopsis: Sourcebooks has acquired Simple Truths, a publisher of motivational and inspirational books. Simple Truths was founded in 2005 by Mac Anderson, who will continue to acquire content for Simple Truths as executive editorial director.
buyer: Sourcebooks
Sourcebooks is an independent publishing house dedicated to sharing their passion for books in a wide variety of genres, including fiction, romance, children’s, young adult, college bound, parenting, memoir, and poetry. "
target: Simple Truths, LLC
Simple Truths is a publisher of motivational and inspirational books. Its product offering includes over 80 books that not only provide inspiration for the reader, but also make great gifts for customers, employees, friends and family.
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closed 8/17/2011 via Publishers Weekly

Quarto Group, acquired Frances Lincoln Ltd.

synopsis: Quarto Group announced that it has acquired the U.K. publisher Frances Lincoln Ltd. Frances Lincoln has been creating illustrated books of the highest quality, with special emphasis on gardening, walking and the outdoors, art, architecture, design and landscape.
buyer: Quarto Group (LSE:QRT:$182.17)
Quarto Group is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books in co-edition and under its own imprint, for both adults and children. It focuses on the consumer non-fiction market, with an emphasis on books enduring categories of interest, generally intended for audiences with specialised interests. "
target: Frances Lincoln Ltd.
Frances Lincoln Ltd. was founded by Frances Lincoln in 1977. They published their first books two years later, and they have been creating illustrated books of the highest quality ever since, with special emphasis on gardening, walking and the outdoors, art, architecture, design and landscape.
price ($mm)
$7.39
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closed 4/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Courier Corporation, acquired Creative Homeowner Press

synopsis: Courier Corporation, one of America's leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, today announced that it has acquired Federal Marketing Corporation, d/b/a Creative Homeowner, a New Jersey-based publisher and distributor of books, house plans and related products for the $340-million home and garden retail book market.
buyer: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation publishes, prints and sells books. Courier has two lines of business: full-service book manufacturing and specialty publishing. The Company is focused on achieving industry-leading financial performance by serving markets with above-average growth rates & strong future prospects."
target: Creative Homeowner Press
A leading publisher of high quality and excellent value publications for the home and garden. Creative Homeowner has grown significantly to include titles covering all aspects of the home and garden, including decorating & design, home repair & improvement, and gardening & landscaping.
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closed 12/31/2014 via Company Press Release

Pinter & Martin Ltd., acquired YogaWords

synopsis: Pinter & Martin Ltd. is delighted to announce the acquisition of YogaWords, the renowned specialist yoga book publisher. They have built a reputation as a thriving publisher of expertly edited, beautifully designed yoga titles that accompany practitioners and teachers through a lifelong practice of yoga.
buyer: Pinter & Martin Ltd.
Pinter & Martin Ltd. is an independent publishing company based in London. They specialise in psychology and pregnancy, birth & parenting subjects and publish around 15-20 books a year and distribute most of them worldwide. "
target: YogaWords
YogaWords provides online yoga books. Their books range from practice and teaching manuals to major texts about yoga philosophy. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Norstedts Förlagsgrupp AB, acquired Printz Publishing AB

synopsis: Norstedts Publishers, Sweden's oldest publishing house, has acquired Printz Publishing, a Swedish publisher. Printz Publishing mainly publishes fiction books that are well-written and smart feel-good novels with a touch of black humor. They also offer lifestyle books, cookbooks, biographies, and books about interior design.
buyer parent: Storytel AB
buyer: Norstedts Förlagsgrupp AB (XSAT:STORY B:$46.02)
Founded in 1823, Norstedts is Sweden's oldest publishing house. The publishing program comprises fiction, non-fiction, academic, reference books and dictionaries. Norstedts comprises the imprints Rabén & Sjögren, B. Wahlströms, Massolit and Norstedts Kartor. "
target: Printz Publishing AB
Founded in 2010, Printz Publishing is a Swedish publisher. The company mainly publishes fiction books that are well-written and smart feel-good novels with a touch of black humor. Printz also offers non-fiction books such as lifestyle books, cookbooks, biographies, and books about interior design.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/26/2006 via Publishers Weekly

Workman Publishing Co., acquired Timber Press, Inc.

synopsis: Workman has increased its presence in the gardening book market through its acquisition of Portland, Ore.-based Timber Press. "Timber is a good fit with Storey, and together we can build a very strong gardening business" said Workman founder Peter Workman.
buyer: Workman Publishing Co.
Workman is a publisher that's always around big ideas. B. Kliban's Cat, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, The Silver Palate Cookbook, the What to Expect books, BRAIN QUEST--landmark bestsellers such as these reflect a knack for publishing books and calendars that lead. "
target: Timber Press, Inc.
Timber Press has over four hundred titles in print and is considered the preeminent publisher of horticulture books. The public's love affair with gardening, making it the number one leisure activity in the U.S., means that the number of educated gardeners has blossomed.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc., acquired Kreutzfeldt Electronic Publishing GmbH

synopsis: Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc., announced it has acquired 100% of the stock of Kreutzfeldt Electronic Publishing GmbH, a data conversion company based in Hamburg, Germany.
buyer: Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc.
Franklin Electronic Publishers, Incorporated is a world leader in electronic handheld information, having sold approximately 41,000,000 electronic books. Current titles available directly or through partners number more than 116,000 in sixteen languages under license from world class publishers. "
target: Kreutzfeldt Electronic Publishing GmbH
Kreutzfeldt Electronic Publishing (KEP) is a multimedia company which focuses on mobile eBooks and eLearning. KEP provides data preparation and conversion to international publishers.
price ($mm)
$0.92
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closed 1/2/2020 via Publishers Weekly

Mango Publishing, acquired Yellow Pear Press

synopsis: Mango Publishing, an innovative independent publisher, has acquired Yellow Pear Press, a boutique publisher that specializes in lifestyle and regional titles as well as notecards and journals. Yellow Pear Press publishes beautifully designed books that inspire and delight book lovers who appreciate distinctive, insightful, witty, and playful books.
buyer: Mango Publishing
Mango Publishing is an innovative independent publisher. Mango's goal is to create high-quality books that explore new ideas and start conversations with their readers. Their books covers a broad range of topics, including new science, de-cluttering, creativity, lifestyle, personal growth, and more."
target: Yellow Pear Press
Yellow Pear Press is a boutique publisher that specializes in lifestyle and regional titles as well as notecards and journals. Yellow Pear Press publishes beautifully designed books that inspire and delight book lovers who appreciate distinctive, insightful, witty, and playful books.
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closed 10/2/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Mango Publishing, acquired CONARI PRESS

synopsis: Mango Publishing, an innovative independent publisher, has acquired Conari Press from Red Wheel/Weiser, a publisher of occult and New Age books. Conari Press is a publisher dedicated to publishing books that make a difference in people's lives. Conari Press publishes in the areas of personal growth, spirituality, parenting and women's issues.
buyer: Mango Publishing
Mango Publishing is an innovative independent publisher. Mango's goal is to create high-quality books that explore new ideas and start conversations with their readers. Their books covers a broad range of topics, including new science, de-cluttering, creativity, lifestyle, personal growth, and more."
target parent: Red Wheel/Weiser LLC
target: CONARI PRESS
Conari Press is a publisher dedicated to publishing books that make a difference in people's lives. Conari Press publishes in the areas of personal growth, spirituality, parenting and women's issues. Their books reveal, explore, and incite readers to grow spiritually and emotionally.
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closed 7/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier AB, acquired Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH

synopsis: Bonnier Media Deutschland GmbH has acquired all the shares of Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH, a Munich-based book publisher. Münchner Verlagsgruppe has a portfolio of specialized publishing houses that cover a broad spectrum of content in economics and lifestyle.
buyer: Bonnier AB
Bonnier is a media group working in TV, daily newspapers, business and trade press, magazines, film, books and digital media. With a base in the Nordic region and a substantial presence in the U.S., Germany, the U.K. and Eastern Europe, Bonnier has operations in 15 countries around the world. "
target: Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH
Münchner Verlagsgruppe is a medium-sized German book publisher that mainly publishes specialist books. Under the umbrella of Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH the publishing houses FinanzBuch, riva, Redline, mvg and mi-Wirtschaftsbuch, which cover a broad spectrum of content in economics and lifestyle.
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announced 3/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Kenkou Holdings, Inc., will acquire Nihon Bungeisha, Inc.

synopsis: Kenkou Corporation, Inc. agreed to acquire Nihon Bungeisha, Inc., a Japan-based company that provides magazines and books, such as comics, and novels.
buyer: Kenkou Holdings, Inc. (SPSE:2928:$1,208.13)
Kenkou Corporation, Inc. is a holding company for companies who manufactures and sells health foods, cosmetics, apparel, and dairy products. The company was founded in 2003, and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Nihon Bungeisha, Inc.
Nihonbungeisha Co., Ltd. is a Japan-based company that provides magazines and books, such as comics, and novels. They have sold over 5 million copies in health promotion and beauty-related books, golf magazines, and etc.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$36
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0.5x
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