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closed 3/6/2006 via Company Press Release

Macmillan India, Ltd., acquired Interactive Composition Corporation

synopsis: Macmillan India announced the acquisition of 100% equity stake in Interactive Composition Corporation. With ICC's in-depth experience in producing fine quality K-12, college and trade books combined with Macmillan's years of experience in journal, Web, and multimedia production, ICC Macmillan will truly be a one-stop shop.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan India, Ltd. (BSE:532440:$44.34)
Macmillan India Ltd was established in 1893 and became a corporate entity on January 19, 1970. The company operates in the areas of Publishing, Information Processing and e-business. "
target: Interactive Composition Corporation
With three decades of experience in traditional publishing, ICC's expertise and services have grown along with the industry. ICC is adept at composition, illustration, editorial, and new media services, specializing in complex and technical subject matter including science, engineering, mathematics.
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closed 8/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired National Geographic School Publishing

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, has completed its acquisition of National Geographic Society's digital and print school publishing unit and unveiled the new brand, National Geographic Learning, for its English Language Learning business.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Its products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development and increase student engagement. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic School Publishing
National Geographic School Publishing provides quality PreK-12 instructional materials, including resources for emergent and early literacy, Reading/Language Arts, ESL/ELD, and Content Literacy development.
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closed 12/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Voyager Learning Company merged with Cambium Learning,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., announced it has completed the merger of Cambium Learning, Inc., a company serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, and Voyager Learning Company, a provider of educational solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials. "
target: Voyager Learning Company
Voyager Learning Company is a leading provider of K-12 curriculum products, in-school core reading programs, reading and math intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States.
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closed 8/16/2017 via PR Web

Activate Learning, acquired It's About Time

synopsis: Activate Learning, a provider of investigation-centered science curricula for elementary and middle schools, has acquired It's About Time (IAT), a leader in research-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curricula for K-12 and college students. IAT's solutions have empowered over 14,000 teachers and 2 million students.
buyer: Activate Learning
Activate Learning is a mission-driven company focused on investigation-centered elementary and middle school science education. Their curricula integrates reading, writing, talking, and doing science in every lesson and are available in both print and digital formats. "
target: It's About Time
It's About Time (IAT) specializes in creating research-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum solutions for K-12 and college students. IAT give educators the tools to create a joyful learning environment and deepen student engagement and problem-solving skills.
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announced 7/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Zyante

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Zyante Inc., a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Zyante
Zyante Inc. is a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
$14
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4.0x
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closed 3/10/2016 via BusinessWire

PASCO scientific, Inc., acquired Ergopedia Inc.

synopsis: PASCO® Scientific, a leader in 21st century science education, announced it has acquired Ergopedia, a Boston-based developer of interactive technologies that enable hands-on learning in science and engineering classrooms. Ergopedia is known for creating innovative science-learning tools supported by supplemental curriculum, lesson plans and more.
buyer: PASCO scientific, Inc.
PASCO has been designing, developing, and supporting innovative teaching and learning solutions for K–12 and higher education since 1964. PASCO’s team of educators, scientists, educational researchers, engineers, and many others is committed to the advancement of STEM education around the world. "
target: Ergopedia Inc.
Ergopedia was founded to create technology-enhanced, interactive learning programs for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses. It is the developer of ErgoBot, a robotic motion system that bridges the gap between curriculum and equipment, and between science and engineering.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

UBC Press, acquired Purich Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Long-time Saskatchewan publishers Purich Publishing has been acquired by UBC Press. Founded in 1992, Purich Publishing Ltd. is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based publisher specializing in books on Aboriginal, social justice, legal, and western Canadian issues.
buyer: UBC Press
The University of British Columbia Press (UBC Press) is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher. UBC Press' books draw on cutting-edge research, pushing the boundaries of academic discourse in innovative directions. Each year UBC Press publishes seventy new titles in a number of fields. "
target: Purich Publishing Ltd.
Founded in 1992, Purich Publishing Ltd. is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based publisher specializing in books on Aboriginal, social justice, legal, and western Canadian issues. It has focused on these areas because they reflect the interests of founding publisher, Donald Purich.
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closed 4/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Boxlight, acquired Robo

synopsis: Boxlight Corporation, a provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, has acquired Robo 3D, a leading 3D printer brand, and MyStemKits, the largest online collection of K-12 STEM curriculum for 3D printing. The acquisition supports Boxlight's expansion of solutions for K-12 classrooms and its focus on STEM education.
buyer: Boxlight (BOXL:$39.70)
Boxlight is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global education market. The company develops, sells, and services its integrated, interactive solution suite of software, classroom technologies, professional development, and support services. "
target: Robo (ASX:RBO:$4.43)
Robo is a leading brand of 3D printers, empowering 3D creation with its growing line of products in hardware, materials, and content. MyStemKits develops K-12 curriculum for standards-driven instruction and 3D-printable manipulatives to create an end-to-end STEM solution.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Coded Minds, acquired EdgeMakers

synopsis: Dubai-based education company, Coded Minds, acquired EdgeMakers STEM Learning Lab, a global education company. Headquartered in the US and Canada, EdgeMakers offers STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics), and leadership education to children across the Americas.
buyer: Coded Minds
Coded Minds is a global iSTEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) & leadership education technology company. They offer reverse engineered courses with a practical, hands-on problem solving and project-based curriculum. "
target: EdgeMakers
EdgeMakers provides educators with the tools to teach innovative thinking. EdgeMakers offers STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics), and leadership education to children across the Americas.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

STEM Learning Lab merged with EdgeMakers,

synopsis: EdgeMakers announced that they have merged with Canada's STEM Learning Lab. By offering learning camps, STEM Learning Lab helps student explore, create, and play in order to learn about the world around them. EdgeMakers provides the curriculum and professional development that empower K-12 educators to deliver disciplines of the 21st century.
buyer: EdgeMakers
EdgeMakers provides the curriculum and professional development that empower K-12 educators to deliver disciplines of the 21st century. Through their STEM 2.0 program, learners can develop technical proficiencies, soft skills and an innovative thinking mindset to prepare them for the future. "
target: STEM Learning Lab
Canada's STEM Learning Lab promotes education in STEM. By offering learning camps, they help student explore, create, and play in order to learn about the world around them. They believe that learning is most effective when combined with fun, challenge-based, hands-on learning experiences.
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closed 12/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired Accelerate learning

synopsis: The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, has acquired a majority stake in Accelerate Learning, a global provider of PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education products and services. Accelerate Learning's STEMscopes product is a digital science solution for PreK through 12th grade students.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$1,880.20)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $210 billion of assets under management across 335 investment vehicles. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target: Accelerate learning
Accelerate Learning is a global provider of PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education products and services. Their STEMscopes product is a digital science solution for PreK through 12th grade students offering three core curriculum programs.
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closed 6/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Robo, acquired MyStemKits

synopsis: Robo, a company focused on 3D printing, has acquired the leading USA education software and content business, MyStemKits. MyStemKits is the owner of the world’s largest online library of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math curriculums with 3D printable kits for K-12 schools.
buyer: Robo (ASX:RBO:$4.43)
Robo is a company focused on the design and distribution of 3D printers and associated products for the desktop segment of the 3D printing industry. They plan to make next generation 3D technologies that inspire passion and empower people to achieve educational, professional, and personal goals. "
target: MyStemKits
MyStemKits (MSK) is a leading USA “EdTech” business that develops and markets the world’s largest library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (“STEM”) curriculums incorporating 3D printed project kits for K-12 schools, all aligned to USA national science and mathematics standards.
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$1.89
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$2
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$1
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0.9x
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2.4x
closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jeff Golner, acquired STEM Sports, LLC

synopsis: Jeff Golner, the owner of Agency G, has acquired one of his clients, STEM Sports, which creates and provides turnkey K-8 educational curriculum that combines science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, disciplines with a variety of sports. The program drives STEM-based learning in classrooms, after-school programs and camps.
buyer: Jeff Golner
Jeff Golner is the owner of Agency G, a full service marketing firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. Jeff Golner is an Arizona native, having attended Camelback High School in Phoenix and earning a degree in Media Arts from the University of Arizona in May of 1993. "
target: STEM Sports, LLC
STEM Sports develops and provides turnkey curricula for 3rd through 8th grade-aged students using a sport as the strategic vehicle to drive STEM-based learning. Through each STEM Sports curriculum, students and youth develop critical thinking, collaboration and creative problem-solving skills.
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closed 5/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Ontos Verlag

synopsis: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG acquired Ontos Verlag, a publishing house devoted to analytical philosophy. The program includes 23 book series, all edited by excellent and renowned scholars in their respective areas of research, and 3 journals. The languages of publication are English and German.
buyer: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG
Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, a publishing house, publishes and commercializes books, journals, and electronic media in various fields. It publishes various books in the areas of art and music, classical and ancient near eastern studies, general reference works, and much more. "
target: Ontos Verlag
Ontos Verlag is an independent German publishing house devoted to Mathematics and to furthering a scientific style of philosophy in the tradition of Aristotle, the scholastics and recent analytical philosophy.
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announced 11/8/2010 via BNC Analysis

Perfection Learning Corporation, will acquire Kinetic Books

synopsis: Perfection Learning, one of the leading publishers of language arts materials for grades 6-12, announced the closing of an agreement to acquire Seattle-based Kinetic Books, publisher of next-generation digital math and science textbooks for the secondary and higher education markets.
buyer: Perfection Learning Corporation
Perfection Learning Corporation is a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials for grades Pre K through 12. Their ever-growing product line covers such content areas as reading, test preparation, writing, vocabulary, and more. "
target: Kinetic Books
Kinetic Books creates and publishes Kinetic TextbooksTM, a line of comprehensive textbooks that are built from the ground up to take advantage of computers. Kinetic Books’ programs include comprehensive digital textbooks in physics, algebra, and geometry.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

VIF International Education, acquired Participate Learning

synopsis: VIF International Education, a K-12 professional development company, has acquired Participate Learning, a teacher resource aggregator and search engine.
buyer: VIF International Education
VIF International Education partners with districts and schools to prepare global-ready teachers and students. Educators use VIF’s professional development and curriculum, language and cultural exchange programs to create engaging learning environments. "
target: Participate Learning
Participate Learning empowers teachers to improve student outcomes by helping them find and share free vetted educational resources to take advantage of the preponderance of broadband and internet-connected devices in their classrooms.
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closed 10/25/2007 via PR Newswire

EMC/Paradigm Publishing, acquired Lawrenceville Press Inc.

synopsis: EMC Publishing, LLC, an independent educational publisher, today announced it had acquired Lawrenceville Press, Inc., a Pennington, NJ-based developer and publisher of computer applications and programming textbooks for the U.S. and Canadian school market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMC/Paradigm Publishing (:$0.00)
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages. "
target: Lawrenceville Press Inc.
Lawrenceville Press Inc. publishes educational and teacher-resource materials covering computer applications and programming.
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closed 6/13/2006 via BusinessWire

VCampus Corporation, acquired Prosoft Learning Corporation

synopsis: VCampus Corporation announced that it has closed on its acquisition of Prosoft Learning Corporation. The acquisition will enable VCampus to add the market-leading CIW certification to its Select Partner(R) Program, as well as offer the CTP credential, which Prosoft manages for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).
buyer: VCampus Corporation (VCMP:$7.45)
VCampus develops training programs and educational courseware for business, government, and academic customers. Using its e-Learning system, VCampus offers training from a catalog of more than 5,000 online courses ranging in subject matter from accounting to information technology to compliance. "
target: Prosoft Learning Corporation
Prosoft Learning Corporation offers content and certifications to help individuals develop and validate critical information and communications technology (ICT) workforce skills. Prosoft creates and distributes a complete library of classroom and e-learning courses.
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$1.70
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$7
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closed 8/25/2020 via BusinessWire

Top Hat, acquired bluedoor

synopsis: Top Hat, the leading active learning platform for higher education, has acquired bluedoor, an independent press that specializes in educational content for the sciences in higher education.
buyer: Top Hat
Top Hat’s all-in-one teaching platform enables professors to connect with students inside and outside the classroom with engaging content, tools, and activities. "
target: bluedoor
bluedoor is a science-based publisher in the post-secondary market. Their college publishing group focuses on lab support in both print and digital formats in biology, chemistry, microbiology, anatomy & physiology, geology, physics, and astronomy.
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closed 9/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa Healthcare, acquired Primal Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: A British company, Primal Pictures, who specializes in software which displays medically accurate 3D models of the human anatomy, and whose technology has been used to make science come to life in the popular Waking the Dead and CSI television series has been sold to Informa for £12m.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Healthcare
InformaHealthcare is a leading medical and scientific publisher whose goal is to connect librarians, scientists, professionals and other medical practicioners with information they can trust and see through a comprehensive portfolio of journals, print and online books, encyclopedias and directories."
target: Primal Pictures Ltd.
Primal Pictures is a company in the high growth medical education and training sectors. Over the past ten years, it has developed technology and a series of assets which has given it a worldwide lead in the field of 3D medical graphics. Additionally, television shows utilize the company's products.
price ($mm)
$19*
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$6
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3.3x
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closed 3/6/2006 via Company Press Release

Macmillan India, Ltd., acquired Interactive Composition Corporation

synopsis: Macmillan India announced the acquisition of 100% equity stake in Interactive Composition Corporation. With ICC's in-depth experience in producing fine quality K-12, college and trade books combined with Macmillan's years of experience in journal, Web, and multimedia production, ICC Macmillan will truly be a one-stop shop.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan India, Ltd. (BSE:532440:$44.34)
Macmillan India Ltd was established in 1893 and became a corporate entity on January 19, 1970. The company operates in the areas of Publishing, Information Processing and e-business. "
target: Interactive Composition Corporation
With three decades of experience in traditional publishing, ICC's expertise and services have grown along with the industry. ICC is adept at composition, illustration, editorial, and new media services, specializing in complex and technical subject matter including science, engineering, mathematics.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

MPS Limited, acquired HighWire Press

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

MPS Limited, acquired Tata Interactive Systems

synopsis: MPS Limited announced that they have completed the acquisition of Tata Interactive Systems India. Tata Interactive Systems has established itself as a pioneer in technology-enabled learning. The company's innovative products and strategic learning advisory services are driven by excellence in learning and development and process efficiency.
buyer parent: ADI Media
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS is a leading provider of platforms and content solutions for the digital world and was established as an Indian subsidiary of Macmillan (Holdings) Limited in 1970. MPS builds unique capabilities and talents through strategic partner programs. "
target parent: Tata Group
target: Tata Interactive Systems
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a pioneer in technology-enabled learning. The company's innovative products and strategic learning advisory services are driven by excellence in learning and development and process efficiency.
price ($mm)
$12
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$21
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0.6x
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announced 2/6/2017 via Reuters

MPS Limited, will acquire THINK Subscription, Inc.

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

MPS Limited, acquired Mag+

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

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

ADI BPO, acquired MPS Limited

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

Macmillan India, Ltd., acquired Interactive Composition Corporation

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

Turpin Distribution Services, Ltd, acquired Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment

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

ADI BPO, acquired MPS Limited

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

Mediaspectrum, Inc., will acquire xentive AG

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

BizBash Media, will acquire Masterplanner

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

Wyndham Jade, acquired Wyndham Jade

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

Semcon AB, acquired Kongsberg Devotek AS

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

ABC Global Services, acquired Global Meetings and Incentives

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

Flashman Studios LLC, acquired Beefy Media

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

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, acquired SPI Technologies Inc.

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