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closed 3/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Baker & Taylor, Inc., acquired Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.

synopsis: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest book distributor, has completed the acquisition of the wholesale operations of Advanced Marketing Services, the premier distributor of books to membership wholesale clubs.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video, and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading retailers, including Internet retailers. "
target: Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.
Advanced Marketing Services, Inc. is a leading provider of customized merchandising, wholesaling, distribution and publishing services, currently primarily to the book industry. The Company provides a wide range of value-added services to ensure the success of their book programs.
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closed 4/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Follett Corporation, a top provider of technology, services and print and digital content to PreK-12 libraries, schools and higher education institutions, announced that it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
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closed 2/23/2015 via Market Wire

Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC, acquired Baker & Taylor Marketing Services (U.S.) and Baker & Taylor Publishing Group

synopsis: Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC has acquired the Baker & Taylor Marketing Services U.S. ("BTMS") and Baker & Taylor Publishing Group ("BTPG") businesses. BTMS has developed an innovative marketing system that enables publishes to connect with decision-makers at bookstores and libraries. BTPG has been publishing books for over 20 years.
buyer: Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC
Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC is the largest full-service book distributor in North America, selling approximately one out of every three trade books, and is a recognized leader in distribution logistics, value-added category management services, field services and business analytics. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Baker & Taylor Marketing Services (U.S.) and Baker & Taylor Publishing Group
Baker & Taylor Publishing Group has been publishing books for more than 20 years. Baker & Taylor Marketing Services has developed an innovative marketing system that enables publishers to connect with critical decision-makers at libraries, bookstores, warehouse clubs and online merchants.
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closed 8/17/2011 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired LibreDigital, Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has acquired Austin, TX-based LibreDigital, a leading provider of digital content distribution, e-reading software, content conversion, data analytics and business intelligence services to book, magazine and newspaper publishers as well as to e-reader device providers.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: LibreDigital, Inc.
LibreDigital is a pioneer of digital replicas for books and periodicals and supports the e-reading supply chain with electronic preparation, distribution and engagement services. LibreDigital is a leading provider of e-content to more than 40 e-commerce sites.
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closed 3/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Source Interlink Media, purchased magazine and book distribution territories in the Southern California and Washington D.C./Baltimore from Anderson News Company

synopsis: Source Interlink Companies, Inc., a leading provider of home entertainment products and marketing services, announced today that it has acquired in separate cash transactions magazine and book distribution territories in the Southern California and Washington D.C./Baltimore markets from the Anderson News Company.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
seller: Anderson News Company
Anderson News is America’s largest sales and marketing company for magazine and book product in the United States, servicing 40,000 retail customers in 45 states. Product line includes magazines, books, comics, maps, collectibles and more.
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$13
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closed 7/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Independent Publishers Group, acquired INscribe Digital

synopsis: Independent Publishers Group (IPG) announced that it has completed the transaction to purchase leading eBook distributor INscribe Digital. The acquisition includes INscribe Digital’s distribution platform, marketplace monitoring tool, 300+ clients with over 65,000 titles and the INscribe Digital staff.
buyer parent: Chicago Review Press
buyer: Independent Publishers Group
Established in 1971, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. "
target parent: INgrooves
target: INscribe Digital
INscribe Digital is a leading digital publishing services company. INscribe Digital's industry leading technology provides access to an ever-growing list of retailers, libraries, and eBook subscription services, including over 250 retailers and 20,000 libraries.
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closed 3/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Baker & Taylor, Inc., acquired Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.

synopsis: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest book distributor, has completed the acquisition of the wholesale operations of Advanced Marketing Services, the premier distributor of books to membership wholesale clubs.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video, and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading retailers, including Internet retailers. "
target: Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.
Advanced Marketing Services, Inc. is a leading provider of customized merchandising, wholesaling, distribution and publishing services, currently primarily to the book industry. The Company provides a wide range of value-added services to ensure the success of their book programs.
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closed 9/12/2005 via BookMonday

Advanced Marketing Services, Inc., acquired Ragged Bears Ltd.

synopsis: Advanced Marketing Services purchased the distribution assets of Ragged Bears Ltd., a U.K.-based book distributor whose clients include Chronicle Children’s, Moonlight Publishing, North-South Books, Ragged Bears Publishing and Lothian Books.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.
Advanced Marketing Services, Inc. is a leading provider of customized merchandising, wholesaling, distribution and publishing services, currently primarily to the book industry. The Company provides a wide range of value-added services to ensure the success of their book programs. "
target: Ragged Bears Ltd.
Ragged Bears distribute thousands of children’s book titles from many different book publishers. We also offer a selection of gift & stationery items, such as Advent calendars, notebooks & soft toys.
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closed 4/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Follett Corporation, a top provider of technology, services and print and digital content to PreK-12 libraries, schools and higher education institutions, announced that it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
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closed 2/23/2015 via Market Wire

Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC, acquired Baker & Taylor Marketing Services (U.S.) and Baker & Taylor Publishing Group

synopsis: Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC has acquired the Baker & Taylor Marketing Services U.S. ("BTMS") and Baker & Taylor Publishing Group ("BTPG") businesses. BTMS has developed an innovative marketing system that enables publishes to connect with decision-makers at bookstores and libraries. BTPG has been publishing books for over 20 years.
buyer: Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC
Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC is the largest full-service book distributor in North America, selling approximately one out of every three trade books, and is a recognized leader in distribution logistics, value-added category management services, field services and business analytics. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Baker & Taylor Marketing Services (U.S.) and Baker & Taylor Publishing Group
Baker & Taylor Publishing Group has been publishing books for more than 20 years. Baker & Taylor Marketing Services has developed an innovative marketing system that enables publishers to connect with critical decision-makers at libraries, bookstores, warehouse clubs and online merchants.
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closed 2/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

EBSCO Information Services, acquired YBP Library Services

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has acquired YBP Library Services from Baker & Taylor, the company announced. YBP specializes in delivering shelf-ready books in both print and electronic forms to the academic library market, with more than 12 million titles in its Global Online Bibliographic Information (GOBI).
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services provides print and digital content and supporting collection management and metadata services to academic, research and special libraries in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Australia and the Pacific Rim.
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closed 12/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Baker & Taylor, Inc., acquired Bridgeall Libraries Ltd.

synopsis: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, announced it acquired Bridgeall Libraries, a fast-growing Glasgow, Scotland-based technology company that has developed innovative collection performance improvement software.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor, Inc. is the world's largest distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers worldwide. "
target: Bridgeall Libraries Ltd.
Based in Glasgow, U.K., Bridgeall Libraries Ltd. has developed smartsm® and collectionHQ®, the world leading Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM®) solutions. EBSM® is the complete library stock improvement methodology, which analyses historic and current information about stock use.
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closed 3/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Baker & Taylor, Inc., acquired Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.

synopsis: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest book distributor, has completed the acquisition of the wholesale operations of Advanced Marketing Services, the premier distributor of books to membership wholesale clubs.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video, and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading retailers, including Internet retailers. "
target: Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.
Advanced Marketing Services, Inc. is a leading provider of customized merchandising, wholesaling, distribution and publishing services, currently primarily to the book industry. The Company provides a wide range of value-added services to ensure the success of their book programs.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P., acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private equity firm, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Baker & Taylor, a leading global distributor of books and entertainment products to libraries and retailers. The value of the transaction was approximately $455 million.
buyer: Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P.
Castle Harlan invests in controlling interests in the buyout and development of middle-market companies in North America and Europe. Its team of 10 managing directors, including its founders, has completed 43 acquisitions since its inception with a total value in excess of $8 billion. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video, and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading retailers, including Internet retailers.
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closed 3/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Baker & Taylor, Inc., acquired Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.

synopsis: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest book distributor, has completed the acquisition of the wholesale operations of Advanced Marketing Services, the premier distributor of books to membership wholesale clubs.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video, and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading retailers, including Internet retailers. "
target: Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.
Advanced Marketing Services, Inc. is a leading provider of customized merchandising, wholesaling, distribution and publishing services, currently primarily to the book industry. The Company provides a wide range of value-added services to ensure the success of their book programs.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Follett Corporation, a top provider of technology, services and print and digital content to PreK-12 libraries, schools and higher education institutions, announced that it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/23/2015 via Market Wire

Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC, acquired Baker & Taylor Marketing Services (U.S.) and Baker & Taylor Publishing Group

synopsis: Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC has acquired the Baker & Taylor Marketing Services U.S. ("BTMS") and Baker & Taylor Publishing Group ("BTPG") businesses. BTMS has developed an innovative marketing system that enables publishes to connect with decision-makers at bookstores and libraries. BTPG has been publishing books for over 20 years.
buyer: Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC
Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC is the largest full-service book distributor in North America, selling approximately one out of every three trade books, and is a recognized leader in distribution logistics, value-added category management services, field services and business analytics. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Baker & Taylor Marketing Services (U.S.) and Baker & Taylor Publishing Group
Baker & Taylor Publishing Group has been publishing books for more than 20 years. Baker & Taylor Marketing Services has developed an innovative marketing system that enables publishers to connect with critical decision-makers at libraries, bookstores, warehouse clubs and online merchants.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/17/2011 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired LibreDigital, Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has acquired Austin, TX-based LibreDigital, a leading provider of digital content distribution, e-reading software, content conversion, data analytics and business intelligence services to book, magazine and newspaper publishers as well as to e-reader device providers.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: LibreDigital, Inc.
LibreDigital is a pioneer of digital replicas for books and periodicals and supports the e-reading supply chain with electronic preparation, distribution and engagement services. LibreDigital is a leading provider of e-content to more than 40 e-commerce sites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$20 [$19]
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 3/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Source Interlink Media, purchased magazine and book distribution territories in the Southern California and Washington D.C./Baltimore from Anderson News Company

synopsis: Source Interlink Companies, Inc., a leading provider of home entertainment products and marketing services, announced today that it has acquired in separate cash transactions magazine and book distribution territories in the Southern California and Washington D.C./Baltimore markets from the Anderson News Company.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
seller: Anderson News Company
Anderson News is America’s largest sales and marketing company for magazine and book product in the United States, servicing 40,000 retail customers in 45 states. Product line includes magazines, books, comics, maps, collectibles and more.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Independent Publishers Group, acquired INscribe Digital

synopsis: Independent Publishers Group (IPG) announced that it has completed the transaction to purchase leading eBook distributor INscribe Digital. The acquisition includes INscribe Digital’s distribution platform, marketplace monitoring tool, 300+ clients with over 65,000 titles and the INscribe Digital staff.
buyer parent: Chicago Review Press
buyer: Independent Publishers Group
Established in 1971, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. "
target parent: INgrooves
target: INscribe Digital
INscribe Digital is a leading digital publishing services company. INscribe Digital's industry leading technology provides access to an ever-growing list of retailers, libraries, and eBook subscription services, including over 250 retailers and 20,000 libraries.
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