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Elsevier B.V., acquired SciBite

synopsis: Elsevier, a global research publishing and information analytics provider, and part of RELX, has acquired SciBite, a semantic AI company headquartered in Cambridge, UK, to help customers make faster, more effective R&D decisions through advanced text and data intelligence solutions.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: SciBite
SciBite offer a complete semantic services platform for life sciences that can be used as a data analytics solution by end users and also as a 'pluggable' component to transform existing IT infrastructures into more scientifically aware systems.
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closed 2/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Melissa, acquired IO Informatics, Inc.

synopsis: Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, launched Melissa Informatics, fueled by its acquisition of semantic technology firm, IO Informatics (IOI). IOI’s software and services support global leaders in life sciences, reducing time and cost to benefit from clean, richly connected data.
buyer: Melissa
Melissa provides identity verification and contact data quality for over 10,000 customers worldwide, helping profile, cleanse, update, match and enrich People Data to prevent fraud, decrease costs, drive revenue and improve customer communications. "
target: IO Informatics, Inc.
Semantic technology firm, IO Informatics (IOI), provides software and services to support global leaders in life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical industries, reducing time and cost to benefit from clean, richly connected data.
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closed 12/13/2017 via PR Newswire

SciBite, acquired FactBio Ltd

synopsis: SciBite, a firm whose technology is revolutionising R&D for pharmaceutical companies across the globe, has acquired Cambridge based FactBio, a leading developer of semantic software for data management and curation for the life sciences.
buyer: SciBite
SciBite offer a complete semantic services platform for life sciences that can be used as a data analytics solution by end users and also as a 'pluggable' component to transform existing IT infrastructures into more scientifically aware systems. "
target: FactBio Ltd
FactBio is a leading developer of semantic software for data management and curation for the life sciences. FactBio builds ontologies and tools for the curation and management of scientific data. The company's focus is on biomedical data, with the potential to apply its tools more widely.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BusinessWire

IMS Health Incorporated, acquired Semantelli

synopsis: IMS Health announced the acquisition of Semantelli Corporation, a Bridgewater, N.J.-based social media analytics company, to extend its marketing and consumer engagement capabilities for healthcare organizations around the world. Semantelli offers cloud-based tools that automate the collection of healthcare-specific social media content.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is a leading worldwide provider of information, technology, and services dedicated to making healthcare perform better. The IMS global technology infrastructure, advanced analytics and proprietary software platforms help clients improve patient outcomes and operate more efficiently. "
target: Semantelli
Semantelli’s solutions for global life sciences and healthcare companies address compliance needs in social media, guide marketing activities and identify new real-time opportunities with insights gleaned from social media.
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announced 6/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Dassault Systemes, will acquire Medidata

synopsis: Dassault Systèmes, a provider of solutions that transform the way products are designed, provided and supported, will be acquiring Medidata, a provider of a platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data.
buyer: Dassault Systemes (ENXTPA:DSY:$5,323.17)
Based in France, Dassault Systèmes provides clients with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. They foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. "
target: Medidata (MDSO:$660.00)
Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life science, with a platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Powered by artificial intelligence, Medidata helps accelerate value, minimize risk and optimize outcomes.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

IQVIA, acquired Linguamatics Limited

synopsis: Health analytics and contract research heavyweight IQvia has acquired bioinformatics company Linguamatics. Linguamatics delivers market-leading Natural Language Processing (NLP) based AI solutions for high-value knowledge discovery and decision support from text.
buyer: IQVIA (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IQVIA Holdings Inc. provides integrated information and technology-enabled healthcare services in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: Commercial Solutions, Research & Development Solutions, and Integrated Engagement Services. "
target: Linguamatics Limited
Linguamatics delivers market-leading Natural Language Processing (NLP) based AI solutions for high-value knowledge discovery and decision support from text. They empower their customers to speed up drug development and improve patient outcomes.
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closed 11/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

A Consortium of 4 Buyers purchased a minority stake in Transcriptic

synopsis: Transcriptic Inc., a robotic cloud laboratory for life sciences, has announced the closing of a Series A-1 investment. The new funding was led by Data Collective, along with new investors Digital Science and WuXi AppTec. Existing investors, including AME Cloud Ventures, and others also contributed to the round.
buyer: Digital Science
buyer: Wuxi AppTec (WX:$640.80)
buyer: Data Collective
buyer: AME Cloud Ventures
Digital Science provides software to support researchers. Data Collective is a venture capital fund. WuXi AppTec is a global pharmaceutical and medical device open-access capability and technology platform. AME Cloud Ventures is the early stage fund of Jerry Yang, Yahoo's founder. "
target: Transcriptic
Transcriptic is building a revolutionary laboratory virtualization platform: "cloud computing" for the life sciences. They've developed machine-readable protocol and robotics technology for carrying out experiments quickly, cheaply, and highly repeatably.
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closed 1/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Phlexglobal, acquired Cunesoft

synopsis: Phlexglobal, the leading provider of Trial Master File (TMF) software and expert services, has acquired Cunesoft, a European leader in cloud-based regulatory software solutions for the life sciences industry. Cunesoft offers a machine learning powered regulatory compliance software suite for compliant document, data and submission management.
buyer parent: Vitruvian Partners LLP
buyer: Phlexglobal
Phlexglobal is the world-leading specialist provider of electronic Trial Master File (eTMF) systems and services to the life sciences industry. Phlexglobal leverages authoritative TMF technologies and expert services to bring order, stability, and control to their client's Trial Master File. "
target: Cunesoft
Cunesoft is a European leader in cloud-based regulatory software solutions and services for all segments within the life sciences industry. Cunesoft offers a machine learning powered regulatory compliance software suite for compliant document, data and submission management.
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closed 9/15/2014 via PR Web

Cision AB, Vocus, Inc., acquired Visible Technologies

synopsis: Vocus, Inc. and Cision, leading global providers of cloud-based public relations software have been brought together by private equity firm GTCR, announced the acquisition of Visible Technologies. Visible is a worldwide market leader in social media listening and analytics, insights and engagement.
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
buyer: Vocus, Inc.
Vocus is a leading provider of public relations software that enables professionals to plan, execute and measure influencer-oriented campaigns in one integrated platform. Cision is a leading provider of cloud-based PR software, services and tools for the marketing and public relations industry. "
target: Visible Technologies
Visible Technologies is the leader in social media monitoring, analytics, and services for enterprises globally. Visible helps businesses analyze social media conversations to better understand consumer preferences, market dynamics, competitive strengths and weaknesses, and other information.
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closed 10/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Eliza Corporation, acquired Sprigley

synopsis: Eliza Corporation, the leading provider of integrated healthcare communication strategies, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Sprigley, developer of a multi-channel recommendation engine and social networking platform designed specifically for use in the healthcare industry.
buyer: Eliza Corporation
Eliza Corporation blends technology, communication expertise, and data analytics to drive healthy behavior change. The company’s intelligent, tailored interactions—including automated calls—make health and healthcare information more accessible, more actionable, and more engaging. "
target: Sprigley
Sprigley is a developer of a multi-channel recommendation engine and social networking platform designed specifically for use in the healthcare industry.
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closed 11/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

A Consortium of 4 Buyers acquired Envision Pharma Group

synopsis: GHO Capital, together with Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor, and including HarbourVest Partners and Northwestern Mutual, acquired the majority stake in Envision from Ardian SAS, a Paris-based global buyout firm. Envision Pharma Group is a global technology and scientific communications.
buyer: Mubadala Investment Company
buyer: HarbourVest Partners, LLC
buyer: GHO Capital
buyer: Northwestern Mutual
GHO Capital Partners LLP, is a leading specialist healthcare investment advisor based in London. Mubadala is a pioneering global investor. HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets asset manager. Northwestern Mutual helps families and businesses achieve financial security. "
target parent: Ardian
target: Envision Pharma Group
Envision Pharma Group is a global technology and scientific communications company serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. Envision is a leading provider of evidence-based communication services and industry-leading technology solutions through its iEnvision platform.
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closed 7/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Curi Bio, acquired Dana Solutions

synopsis: Curi Bio has acquired Dana Solutions, a pioneer in the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to in vitro cell-based assays. They offer state-of-the-art AI products for drug screening, toxicity testing, and quality control.
buyer: Curi Bio
Curi Bio provides a seamless, bioengineered integration of human cells, systems, and data to accelerate the discovery of new medicines. "
target: Dana Solutions
Dana Solutions is a pioneer in the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to in vitro cell-based assays. They offer state-of-the-art AI products for drug screening, toxicity testing, and quality control.
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closed 7/13/2016 via PE Hub

Ardian, GHO Capital, acquired Envision Pharma, Inc.

synopsis: Leading middle-market private equity firm, The Halifax Group, announced that it has sold Envision Pharma Group to Ardian and GHO Capital. Envision is a recognized strategic partner for Medical Affairs teams within biopharma, providing scientific data communication services and industry-leading technology solutions.
buyer: Ardian
buyer: GHO Capital
Ardian is an independent private investment company with assets of US$55bn managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. Global Healthcare Opportunities, or GHO Capital, was founded in 2014 as a specialist healthcare investment adviser based in London. "
target parent: Halifax Group
target: Envision Pharma, Inc.
Envision is a recognized strategic partner for Medical Affairs teams within biopharma, providing scientific data communication services and industry-leading technology solutions.
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closed 6/19/2013 via BusinessWire

Halifax Group, acquired Envision Pharma, Inc.

synopsis: The Halifax Group, a leading middle-market private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Envision Pharma, Inc. from a subsidiary of Express Scripts Holding Co. Envision is an innovative global technology and scientific communication company focused on the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.
buyer: Halifax Group
The Halifax Group is a private equity firm that invests between $10 and $40 million alongside owners and managers of established, growing and profitable companies that are leaders in their market niche. "
target parent: Express Scripts Inc.
target: Envision Pharma, Inc.
Envision Pharma, founded in 2001, is an innovative global technology and scientific communication company serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.
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closed 8/18/2011 via GlobeNewswire

M*Modal merged with MedQuist Inc.,

synopsis: MedQuist Holdings Inc., a leading provider of integrated clinical documentation solutions for the U.S. healthcare system, announced that it has closed on the acquisition of M*Modal, a leader in advanced Speech and Natural Language Understanding technology.
buyer: MedQuist Inc.
MedQuist is a leading provider of medical transcription services and a leader in technology-enabled clinical documentation workflow. Its enterprise solutions include mobile voice capture devices, speech recognition, Web-based workflow platforms and a global network of medical editors. "
target: M*Modal
M*Modal, a leader in advanced Speech and Natural Language Understanding technology, transforms narrative medical documentation into structured, encoded information to create meaningful, valuable clinical intelligence that can be shared, analyzed, and used to inform collaborative care.
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$7
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

JLL Partners, Water Street Healthcare Partners, acquired THREAD Research

synopsis: Water Street Healthcare Partners and JLL Partners have acquired Orange County, California-based THREAD, a provider of technology that enables virtual research approaches to modernize clinical studies and registries.
buyer: JLL Partners
buyer: Water Street Healthcare Partners
JLL Partners is a middle-market private equity firm with a 30-year track record of building and transforming businesses. Water Street is a strategic investor focused exclusively on healthcare. The firm has a strong record of building market-leading companies across key growth sectors in healthcare. "
target: THREAD Research
THREAD is a virtual research platform used by biopharma, CROs, non-profit researchers, and life science organizations to capture global clinical study data in between, as well as during and instead of clinic visits.
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closed 12/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Waystar, acquired Recondo Technology

synopsis: Waystar, a leading provider of revenue cycle technology, announced the acquisition of Recondo Technology, a pioneer of innovative revenue cycle automation solutions powered by advanced robotic process automation (RPA) and other artificial intelligence technology allowing providers to be paid more, faster and at lower cost.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Waystar
Waystar provides cloud-based technology that simplifies and unifies the healthcare revenue cycle. Their platform removes friction in payment processes, streamlines workflows and improves financials for providers. They support over 450,000 providers, 750 health systems, and 5,000 health plans. "
target: Recondo Technology
Recondo Technology's AI-powered software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform helps healthcare providers achieve sustainable financial performance. Recondo delivers industry-leading automated, accurate, and actionable financial clarity to the healthcare revenue cycle.
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closed 3/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Netmeds Marketplace Limited, acquired KiViHealth

synopsis: Online pharmacy NetMeds Marketplace Pvt. Ltd has acquired health-tech startup KiViHealth. KiViHealth is a clinic management platform that allows doctors to generate digital prescriptions. It also offers electronic historical health records storage. The KiViHealth app also provides an appointment booking module and a patient engagement tool.
buyer: Netmeds Marketplace Limited
NetMeds lets users order their medicines via its portal and mobile app by uploading their prescriptions. A team of qualified pharmacists verifies the prescription for validity and prescribes the appropriate dosage accordingly. NetMeds is based in Chennai, India. "
target: KiViHealth
KiViHealth is a clinic management platform that allows doctors to generate digital prescriptions. It also offers electronic historical health records storage. The KiViHealth app also provides an appointment booking module and a patient engagement tool, along with billing invoicing solutions.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Penumbra, Inc., acquired MVI Health Inc.

synopsis: Penumbra, Inc., a global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies, announced it has closed on the acquisition of a controlling interest in its joint venture, MVI Health Inc. MVI Health develops virtual reality technology for healthcare applications.
buyer: Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE:PEN:$392.30)
Penumbra, Inc., headquartered in Alameda, Calif., is a global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies. Penumbra designs, develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and has a broad portfolio of products that addresses challenging medical conditions and significant clinical needs. "
target parent: Sixense Enterprises Inc.
target: MVI Health Inc.
MVI Health, originally formed in May 2017, is a joint venture between Penumbra and Sixense Enterprises, a leader in virtual reality software and tracking solutions for enterprise. Since its founding, MVI Health has been developing virtual reality technology for healthcare applications.
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closed 6/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Milliman, Inc., acquired Healthio Inc.

synopsis: Brookfield-based and artificial intelligence startup HealthIO, which develops a platform for wearable, internet-connected devices to monitor a person’s health in between clinic visits, has been acquired by Milliman, a Seattle consulting firm.
buyer: Milliman, Inc.
Milliman is among the world's largest providers of actuarial and related products and services. They provide consulting practices in employee benefits, healthcare, investment, life insurance and financial services, and property and casualty insurance. "
target: Healthio Inc.
healthio combines the forces of IoT, Big Data and AI in healthcare to predict adverse events and progression of chronic conditions. healthio is about the DATA​: establishing a longitudinal data pattern and combining it with historical data enables intelligence for early detection.
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closed 8/21/2020 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired SciBite

synopsis: Elsevier, a global research publishing and information analytics provider, and part of RELX, has acquired SciBite, a semantic AI company headquartered in Cambridge, UK, to help customers make faster, more effective R&D decisions through advanced text and data intelligence solutions.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: SciBite
SciBite offer a complete semantic services platform for life sciences that can be used as a data analytics solution by end users and also as a 'pluggable' component to transform existing IT infrastructures into more scientifically aware systems.
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closed 12/13/2017 via PR Newswire

SciBite, acquired FactBio Ltd

synopsis: SciBite, a firm whose technology is revolutionising R&D for pharmaceutical companies across the globe, has acquired Cambridge based FactBio, a leading developer of semantic software for data management and curation for the life sciences.
buyer: SciBite
SciBite offer a complete semantic services platform for life sciences that can be used as a data analytics solution by end users and also as a 'pluggable' component to transform existing IT infrastructures into more scientifically aware systems. "
target: FactBio Ltd
FactBio is a leading developer of semantic software for data management and curation for the life sciences. FactBio builds ontologies and tools for the curation and management of scientific data. The company's focus is on biomedical data, with the potential to apply its tools more widely.
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closed 8/21/2020 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired SciBite

synopsis: Elsevier, a global research publishing and information analytics provider, and part of RELX, has acquired SciBite, a semantic AI company headquartered in Cambridge, UK, to help customers make faster, more effective R&D decisions through advanced text and data intelligence solutions.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: SciBite
SciBite offer a complete semantic services platform for life sciences that can be used as a data analytics solution by end users and also as a 'pluggable' component to transform existing IT infrastructures into more scientifically aware systems.
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closed 3/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Authess

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Authess
Authess is a developer that uniquely leverages technology to measure an individual’s ability to solve complex, real-world problems. The Authess platform supports authoring, delivery, analysis, and reporting of authentic, performance-based assessment.
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closed 11/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired 3D4Medical

synopsis: Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired 3D4Medical, the global anatomy education company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. 3D4Medical's revolutionary cloud-based platform allows users to investigate the details of the human anatomy in incredible 3D.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. "
target: 3D4Medical
3D4Medical is the creator of Complete Anatomy, the world’s most advanced 3D anatomy platform. Their revolutionary cloud-based platform allows users to investigate the details of the human anatomy in incredible 3D.
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announced 7/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., will acquire Parity Computing Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced it will acquire Parity Computing Inc., a California-based business that employs artificial intelligence to provide high-accuracy entity resolution, profiling and recommendations for STM content and applications in the world of research.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Parity Computing Inc.
Parity Computing Inc. is a California-based business that employs artificial intelligence to provide high-accuracy entity resolution, profiling and recommendations for STM (Scientific, Technical and Medical ) content and applications in the world of research.
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closed 9/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Aries Systems Corp.

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced it has acquired Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries' offerings are used for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Aries Systems Corp.
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing.
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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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closed 1/17/2018 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Via Oncology

synopsis: Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, and part of RELX Group, announced that it has acquired Via Oncology, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company that provides decision support and best practices in cancer care management.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target parent: UPMC
target: Via Oncology
Via Oncology is a national leader in decision support tools for cancer. The Via Pathways is evidence-based proprietary content developed by committees composed of leading oncologists that forms the basis of clinical algorithms covering 95 percent of cancer types treated in the US.
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closed 8/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Bepress

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

synopsis: Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical & medical information products & services, announced the acquisition of Plum Analytics from EBSCO Information Services, an information services company providing research & discovery platforms. Plum Analytics is a pioneer in altmetrics, revealing interest & usage of research beyond traditional measures.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress."
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Plum Analytics
Plum Analytics is a pioneer in the field of altmetrics, revealing research interest and usage beyond traditional measures. They help individuals and organizations that use, fund, support, perform, publish or analyze research obtain a broad-spectrum view of interest and usage in research.
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closed 6/7/2016 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Hivebench

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Hivebench, the flagship product of researcher application developer Shazino, based in Lyon, France. Hivebench is a digital laboratory notebook that helps researchers.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target parent: Shazino
target: Hivebench
Hivebench is a digital laboratory notebook that helps researchers prepare, conduct and analyze experiments, methods, and protocols in one place, saving them valuable time.
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Elsevier B.V., acquired Social Science Research Network

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Founded in 1994, SSRN is a Rochester, NY-based scholarly research preprint repository and online community.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: Social Science Research Network
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a leading social science and humanities repository and online community. SSRN is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research. It currently has over 2 million members and 671,000 paper abstracts from over 300,000 authors.
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closed 7/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired InferMed

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of InferMed, a London-based clinical decision support (CDS) technology company.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: InferMed
Formed in 1999 InferMed has become a global leader in providing software and services to the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and clinical research sectors with whom they work in close collaboration.
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closed 1/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired newsflo ltd

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Newsflo, a London-based company that helps researchers and academic institutions to measure the wider impact of their work by tracking and analyzing media coverage of their publications and findings.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: newsflo ltd
Newsflo monitors and analyses the media impact of individual research papers, researchers and institutions. Developed with leading UK universities, the technology caters to the needs of both researchers and institutions looking to track the media reach of their work.
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closed 1/7/2015 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Neoplasia Press Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, has announced that it has acquired Neoplasia Press Inc. and assumes publication of its flagship journals, Neoplasia and Translational Oncology.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: Neoplasia Press Inc.
Neoplasia is a well-established cancer research journal that publishes the results of novel investigations in all areas of oncology research. Published monthly, Neoplasia features studies describing new molecular and genetic findings relating to the neoplastic phenotype.
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closed 6/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Amirsys, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Amirsys, a leading provider of innovative healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: Amirsys, Inc.
Amirsys, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy. Amirsys delivers medical expertise with powerful technology to provide life-saving, vital information to healthcare professionals.
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closed 8/13/2013 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, a UK-based publisher known for its high-quality content in the fields of materials science, food science, engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile technology and biomedicine.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Woodhead Publishing Limited
Woodhead Publishing Ltd. is a leading independent international publishing company. Woodhead publishes in six main subject areas: food science, technology and nutrition; materials engineering; welding and metallurgy; textile technology; environmental technology; finance, commodities and investment.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Elsevier B.V., purchased 32 books from Gulf Publishing Company

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced that it has acquired certain book assets of Gulf Publishing Company (GPC). The portfolio of 32 books includes petroleum engineering titles in drilling, pipeline, oil and gas, and safety.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: Gulf Publishing Company
The portfolio of Gulf Publishing's 32 books are for professionals in upstream oil and gas engineering and cover drilling, recovery methods, reservoir management, processing, and pipeline transmission.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Mendeley Limited

synopsis: Elsevier announced the acquisition of Mendeley, a London-based company that operates a global research management and collaboration platform. Researchers worldwide use Mendeley’s desktop and cloud-based tools to manage and annotate documents, create citations and bibliographies, collaborate on research projects and network with fellow academics.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Mendeley Limited
Mendeley is a global research collaboration platform and academic database. Mendeley's desktop, mobile and web applications help people to organize, share, and discover new research. Mendeley has grown to 1.9 million users, who have collectively uploaded more than 270 million documents.
price ($mm)
$98
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Elsevier B.V., acquired Aureus Sciences

synopsis: Elsevier announced the acquisition of Aureus Sciences, a Paris, France based privately held company that provides databases and information tools to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Aureus Sciences gathers unique and high quality quantitative biological activity data for major therapeutic drug targets.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Aureus Sciences
Aureus Sciences provides scientific databases and software applications for researchers involved in the drug discovery and development process.
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closed 1/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Elsevier B.V., acquired Knovel Corporation

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Knovel Corp. New York City-based Knovel provides a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target parent: Milestone Venture Partners
target: Knovel Corporation
Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/13/2013 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, a UK-based publisher known for its high-quality content in the fields of materials science, food science, engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile technology and biomedicine.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Woodhead Publishing Limited
Woodhead Publishing Ltd. is a leading independent international publishing company. Woodhead publishes in six main subject areas: food science, technology and nutrition; materials engineering; welding and metallurgy; textile technology; environmental technology; finance, commodities and investment.
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announced 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

SAGE Publications, will purchase 19 Journals from Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd

synopsis: SAGE is delighted to announce that it has acquired the majority of journals owned and published by the independent science and technology publisher, Multi-science. The acquisition results in 19 titles transferring to SAGE as of 2016.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
seller: Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd
Multi-science is an independent publisher of scientific and technology journals, publishing a unique portfolio of journals across engineering, energy and environmental studies, aerospace/aeronautics and sports science.
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closed 2/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Edra S.p.A, acquired Grupo Asís Biomedia SL

synopsis: LSWR Group announces that on February 28, 2017, through its subsidiary Edra SpA, they have concluded the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Grupo Asís Biomedia SL, a Spanish company based in Zaragoza and international leader in training, information and communication activities aimed at veterinary professionals.
buyer parent: LSWR Group
buyer: Edra S.p.A
Edra S.p.A. publishes scientific & medical content in the form of books, journals, & drug databases for the healthcare & pharmaceutical sectors in Italy. They operate magazines for Italian pharmacists, as well as a drug information portal for pharmaceutical company professionals. "
target: Grupo Asís Biomedia SL
Grupo Asís Biomedia SL is an international leader in training, information and communication activities aimed at veterinary professionals. Grupo Asís offers its content and services in 61 countries located in five continents, with special attention to Latin America, North America and Europe.
price ($mm)
$4.23
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

A Consortium of 4 Buyers acquired Envision Pharma Group

synopsis: GHO Capital, together with Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor, and including HarbourVest Partners and Northwestern Mutual, acquired the majority stake in Envision from Ardian SAS, a Paris-based global buyout firm. Envision Pharma Group is a global technology and scientific communications.
buyer: Mubadala Investment Company
buyer: HarbourVest Partners, LLC
buyer: GHO Capital
buyer: Northwestern Mutual
GHO Capital Partners LLP, is a leading specialist healthcare investment advisor based in London. Mubadala is a pioneering global investor. HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets asset manager. Northwestern Mutual helps families and businesses achieve financial security. "
target parent: Ardian
target: Envision Pharma Group
Envision Pharma Group is a global technology and scientific communications company serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. Envision is a leading provider of evidence-based communication services and industry-leading technology solutions through its iEnvision platform.
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closed 7/13/2016 via PE Hub

Ardian, GHO Capital, acquired Envision Pharma, Inc.

synopsis: Leading middle-market private equity firm, The Halifax Group, announced that it has sold Envision Pharma Group to Ardian and GHO Capital. Envision is a recognized strategic partner for Medical Affairs teams within biopharma, providing scientific data communication services and industry-leading technology solutions.
buyer: Ardian
buyer: GHO Capital
Ardian is an independent private investment company with assets of US$55bn managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. Global Healthcare Opportunities, or GHO Capital, was founded in 2014 as a specialist healthcare investment adviser based in London. "
target parent: Halifax Group
target: Envision Pharma, Inc.
Envision is a recognized strategic partner for Medical Affairs teams within biopharma, providing scientific data communication services and industry-leading technology solutions.
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closed 6/19/2013 via BusinessWire

Halifax Group, acquired Envision Pharma, Inc.

synopsis: The Halifax Group, a leading middle-market private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Envision Pharma, Inc. from a subsidiary of Express Scripts Holding Co. Envision is an innovative global technology and scientific communication company focused on the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.
buyer: Halifax Group
The Halifax Group is a private equity firm that invests between $10 and $40 million alongside owners and managers of established, growing and profitable companies that are leaders in their market niche. "
target parent: Express Scripts Inc.
target: Envision Pharma, Inc.
Envision Pharma, founded in 2001, is an innovative global technology and scientific communication company serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/15/2008 via PR Newswire

United BioSource Corporation, acquired Envision Pharma, Inc.

synopsis: United BioSource Corporation acquired Envision Pharma, a leading scientific communications and technology company. With a focus on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, Envision integrates scientific communication services and targeted software applications.
buyer parent: Oak Investment Partners
buyer: United BioSource Corporation
United BioSource Corporation accelerates the generation, analysis and communication of real world evidence by integrating scientific and operational expertise with innovative technology solutions to support global development and commercialization of medical products for life science companies. "
target: Envision Pharma, Inc.
Envision Pharma is an innovative scientific communications and technology company providing commercially focused, strategically driven scientific and technology solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device industries.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/17/2009 via PR Newswire

Pharmaceutical Institute, acquired GeneEd, Inc.

synopsis: Pharmaceutical Institute announced that it has acquired e-learning assets from GeneEd, Inc., a company specializing in life science courseware. These assets, including 155 highly advanced e-courses, help expand Pharmaceutical Institute's already extensive library of training resources.
buyer parent: Campbell Alliance Group, Inc.
buyer: Pharmaceutical Institute
Pharmaceutical Institute is a leading provider of specialized training programs for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. They partner with subject matter experts from Campbell Alliance, the parent company, to develop highly impactful dstance learning solutions for pharma professionals. "
target: GeneEd, Inc.
GeneEd is a provider of life science e-learning content.Two scientists and a retired venture capitalist founded GeneEd in 1997. Dr. Sunil Maulik and Dr. Salil Patel have more than 15 years of industry and teaching experience at Roche Bioscience, Doubletwist and other life science companies.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media merged with Macmillan Science and Education,

synopsis: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) have merged Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Science and Education
Macmillan Science and Education houses brands that date back to 1843 (Macmillan), 1845 (Scientific American) and 1869 (Nature). Macmillan's businesses create techniques, technology and materials that make learning and discovery easier for students, teachers and researchers. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: 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.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

BC Partners, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners, the European private equity firm, together with management has acquired the leading global STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, from EQT Partners and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GICIC”) for approximately EUR 3.3 billion including performance components.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: EQT
target: 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.
price ($mm)
$4,423
rev ($mm)
$1,315
EBITDA ($mm)
$457
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.0x
closed 2/2/2010 via Capital IQ

EQT Funds Management Limited, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: EQT, a leading European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”), have acquired 82% and 18% respectively of Springer Science+Business Media, the world’s second-largest scientific, technical and medical publisher.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$687.20)
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
rev ($mm)
$1,227
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 9/16/2003 via BusinessWire

Candover Parters Ltd, Cinven, acquired BertelsmannSpringer

synopsis: Transaction of BertelsmannSpringer legally completes 9/16/03. Cinven and Candover, two of Europe’s leading investment companies, have bought BertelsmannSpringer. As of the Frankfurt Bookfair 2003 to be renamed Springer Science+Business Media.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Candover Parters Ltd
Cinven is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Founded in 1977, the firm has been a totally independent business since 1995, focusing entirely on larger European buyouts. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BertelsmannSpringer
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.
price ($mm)
$1,086
rev ($mm)
$756
EBITDA ($mm)
$169
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
7.1x
closed 9/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Dove Medical Press Ltd.

synopsis: Events and publishing company Informa announced the acquisition of Dove Medical Press. Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa is a leading international Business Intelligence, Exhibitions, Events and Academic Publishing Group. It helps commercial, professional and academic communities work smarter and make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
target: Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, acquired Mascus

synopsis: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, the world's largest industrial auctioneer, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Mascus International Holding BV. Mascus is a leading online equipment listing service for used heavy machinery and trucks with the largest online market presence in Europe for heavy machinery and trucks.
buyer: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA:$535.53)
Ritchie Bros. is the world's largest seller of used equipment for the construction, transportation, agriculture, material handling, energy, mining, forestry, marine and other industries. Ritchie Bros. TM solutions make it easy for the world's builders to buy and sell equipment with confidence. "
target parent: Vortex Capital Partners
target: Mascus
Mascus is a global leading online equipment listing service for farm machinery, forestry, material handling and grounds care equipment, construction, transportation vehicles and other heavy equipment. Mascus makes trading in used machinery and equipment quicker and more efficient.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/1/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Vortex Capital Partners, will acquire Mascus

synopsis: Alma Media has decided to sell Mascus, an electronic marketplace for trucks, heavy machinery and equipment. Alma Media is selling Mascus to Vortex Capital Partners, a Dutch based venture and expansion capital firm focused on technology companies.
buyer: Vortex Capital Partners
Vortex Capital Partners is an active venture capital firm investing in technology(-enabled) companies in the Benelux. They focus on software, internet, telecoms, semiconductors, infrastructure, technology-enabled services and media. "
target parent: Alma Media Oyj
target: Mascus
Mascus is an electronic marketplace for used construction, agricultural, forest, and groundscare machinery and transportation vehicles. Product ranges include tractors for sale, trailers for sale, used trucks for sale, diggers, box trailers, mini diggers and excavators, etc.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Taylor & Francis Group, acquired F1000 Research

synopsis: Taylor & Francis has acquired open research publisher F1000 Research from its founder Vitek Tracz. F1000 Research launched the world’s first open research publishing platform in 2013; it also provides open research publishing services directly to research funders and institutions including Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. Taylor & Francis is a leading publisher of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works in Humanities, Science, Technology and Medicine, and more "
target: F1000 Research
F1000 Research is an open research publisher based in London, founded by Vitek Tracz. F1000 Research launched the world’s first open research publishing platform in 2013; it also provides open research publishing services directly to research funders and institutions including Emerald Publishing.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/31/2019 via BusinessWire

MJH Associates, acquired UBM Life Sciences

synopsis: MJH Associates‚ Inc., (MJH) a leading independent full-service health care education, market research and multichannel medical communications company, has acquired media assets from the UBM Life Sciences Group (part of Informa PLC). The assets includes iconic multimedia platforms in the health care, animal care, pharma sciences and dental fields.
buyer: MJH Associates
MJH is the largest full-service medical media company in the U.S. dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels. Over 600 MJH associates are dedicated to providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: UBM Life Sciences
UBM Life Sciences, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event, information, and marketing services business serving professional communities in human healthcare, veterinary medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry with an unmatched portfolio of in-person, print, and digital products.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/11/2018 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired Jobson Healthcare Information

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and the leader in health information services for consumers and physicians, announced that it has acquired Jobson Healthcare Information (JHI), a leading provider of information, education and marketing services in key healthcare markets.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through their public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
target: Jobson Healthcare Information
Jobson Healthcare Information LLC is a leading healthcare information, education and marketing services company that can reach over one million physicians, pharmacists and eye care professionals with a diversified portfolio of leading multi-channel brands.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Radcliffe Publishing

synopsis: Electric Word, the media and training group, has sold the trade assets of its loss-making subsidiary Radcliffe Publishing to Informa. Radcliffe Publishing is part of the firm’s health division and publishes products to support the education and professional development of doctors, managers and professionals in health.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa provides academics, businesses and individuals with unparalleled knowledge, up-to-the minute information and highly specialist skills and services. With around 7,000 employees working in some 150 offices in over 40 countries, its global reach and breadth of offer is unique. "
target parent: Electric Word Plc
target: Radcliffe Publishing
Radcliffe is a U.K.-based specialist publisher focused on professional development and compliance in primary healthcare. The Radcliffe portfolio extends to professional and academic books, journals, software and open-learning packages covering child health, health education, pharmacy and more.
price ($mm)
$1.43
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/1/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM French Medical Print Business, acquired UBM French Medical Print Business

synopsis: United Business Media Limited has announces that it has sold its French medical newspaper and magazine business to a management buyout team led by Gérard Kouchner, the business’s Chief Executive since 2005. UBM has sold the business on behalf of its UBM Medica division.
buyer: UBM French Medical Print Business
UBM's French medical print business publishes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and other subscription and controlled circulation titles for the French healthcare professional community. It also has a number of smaller print media and customised marketing products for the French medical community. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM French Medical Print Business
UBM's French medical print business publishes weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and other subscription and controlled circulation titles for the French healthcare professional community. It also has a number of smaller print media and customised marketing products for the French medical community.
price ($mm)
$14*
rev ($mm)
$54
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA

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($4.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
38
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Ticker: AIM:MED
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MedaPhor
MedaPhor
MedaPhor is a global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals. Founded in 2004, they have headquarters in Cardiff, UK and San Diego, USA, and our customers are some of the world's leading medical institutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$5.48
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
31
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Ticker: TSE:2413
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M3.com
M3.com
M3.com is Japan's largest portal site dedicated to healthcare professionals. M3.com provides the latest medical news, overseas journal article summaries, and medical resources. The portal offers information on clinical trials and other services in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,015.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$288.13
EBIT ($mm)
$275.64
Net Income ($mm)
$175.78
Employees
5165
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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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$964.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$154.61
EBIT ($mm)
($47.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4515
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Ticker: ENXTPA:CGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cegedim
Cegedim
Founded in 1969, Cegedim is a global technology and services company specializing in the healthcare field. Cegedim supplies services, technological tools, specialized software, data flow management services and databases.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$512.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.20
EBIT ($mm)
$33.91
Net Income ($mm)
$6.33
Employees
4468
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Ticker: NYSE:IQV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IQVIA
IQVIA
IQVIA Holdings Inc. provides integrated information and technology-enabled healthcare services in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: Commercial Solutions, Research & Development Solutions, and Integrated Engagement Services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$10,412.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,950.00
EBIT ($mm)
$809.00
Net Income ($mm)
$259.00
Employees
58000
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Ticker: AIM:CRON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cronin Group PLC
Cronin Group PLC provides medical research and development services. The Company focuses on the discovery, development, and manufacture of small molecules and nano-materials utilizing proprietary chemistry. Cronin Group offers its services in the United Kingdom.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.29)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
25
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Ticker: TSE:2413
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M3, Inc.
M3 Inc. represents the three Ms of Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis. Their company was founded with the goal of changing the world of medicine through making full use of the power of the Internet.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,127.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$319.84
EBIT ($mm)
$286.78
Net Income ($mm)
$193.56
Employees
6024
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Ticker: TSE:6095
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MedPeer,Inc.
MedPeer,Inc.
MedPeer provides appropriate services at every stage of the clinical process physicians are involved in day-to-day clinical operation. Drug Evaluation provides detailed peer reviews of prescription drugs, and Meet the Experts allows members to consult expert physicians in specific therapeutic areas.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$9.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.94
EBIT ($mm)
$0.39
Net Income ($mm)
$0.20
Employees
44
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Ticker: TSE:4483
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JMDC Inc.
JMDC Inc.
JMDC Inc. offers information services. The Company provides medical data statistics, life insurance data statistics, health data platform management, and other services. JMDC provides its services throughout Japan.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$91.75
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$13.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.40
Employees
441
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Ticker: TMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. offers an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. They help customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24,630.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$6,242.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,995.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,174.00
Employees
70000
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Ticker: TSXV:DVT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Divestco Inc.
Divestco Inc.
Divestco Inc. provides innovative geoscience solutions to Energy and Service companies worldwide. The company offers Software & Data, Seismic Processing, Geomatics, Seismic Data & Brokerage, and Land Services.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$22.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.10
EBIT ($mm)
($0.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
214
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