journal industry

announced 11/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg, will acquire Verlag Beleke GmbH

synopsis: Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg, publishers of the Das Telefonbunch and Das Örtliche phone books, will acquire Verlag Beleke. Verlag Beleke publishes 22 journals, 14 telephone books, illustrated books about towns and cities in Germany, and gewusst wo, an informative and always up-to-date German business directory.
buyer parent: Ippen-Gruppe
buyer: Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg
Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg is a German publisher. The company publishes the Das Telefonbunch and Das Örtliche phone books. Their phone books are available in print, online, and on mobile devices. "
target: Verlag Beleke GmbH
Founded in 1964, Verlag Beleke GmbH is a publisher in Essen, Germany. The company publishes 22 journals, 14 telephone books, illustrated books about towns and cities in Germany, and gewusst wo, an informative and always up-to-date German business directory.
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$3
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closed 12/31/2015 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group Inc., purchased Business Information Division from The Dolan Company

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, announced the completed acquisition of Dolan's Business Information Division assets. The Business Information Division publishes business journals, court and commercial newspapers and other publications.
buyer: New Media Investment Group Inc. (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US. "
seller parent: H.I.G. Capital
seller: The Dolan Company (DM:$285.57)
The Business Information Division of The Dolan Company publishes business journals, court and commercial newspapers and other publications, operates web sites and conducts a broad range of events for targeted audiences.
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$35
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announced 9/29/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Alma Media Oyj, will acquire Talentum Business Information Group AB

synopsis: Alma Media announced an exchange offer to Talentum's shareholders recommended by Talentum's Board of Directors. Talentum engages in publishing media and literature for professionals of various fields in print and digital forms. It also produces events and provides business and legal training.
buyer: Alma Media Oyj (HLSE:ALMA:$273.62)
Helsinki-based Alma Media is specialized in newspapers, online media and other internet services. Its best-known products are the Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Etuovi.com. Alma Media employs approximately 3,000 professionals. "
target: Talentum Business Information Group AB (HLSE:TTM1V:$77.75)
Talentum Oyj produces journals, professional literature, seminars, and network content for professionals in various fields, including economists, engineers, lawyers, doctors, and information technology and marketing experts in Finland, Sweden, and other Baltic States.
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$45 [$51]*
rev ($mm)
$81
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$6
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0.9x
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11.6x
closed 11/1/2007 via

Taylor & Francis Group plc, acquired Haworth Press Inc.

synopsis: The Haworth Press, Inc., publisher of 194 scholarly/academic journals and approximately 150 books/monographs yearly, announced today that it would be acquired by Taylor & Francis.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group plc
Taylor & Francis Group is a leading academic publisher, releasing more than 500 journals and some 1,500 books each year. The company serves the educational, industrial research, and professional markets through a dozen imprints, including Carfax, Falmer, Garland, and Routledge. "
target: Haworth Press Inc.
Haworth Press is a publisher of high-quality books and journals primarily for professional and scholarly audiences, and the subjects in which we publish span the range from agriculture to aging, and from marketing and business to social work, with many other subject areas in between.
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announced 10/16/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, will acquire Infrastructure Journal

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC has signed a binding agreement to acquire Infrastructure Journal, a leading provider of online data, intelligence and events for the global infrastructure sector. The company provides detailed information on financial structure, policy, pricing and key players influencing transactions and trends.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Infrastructure Journal
Infrastructure Journal (IJ) gives you access to a team of experts and the largest database in the industry. By tracking projects throughout the lifecycle, IJ provides detailed information on financial structure, policy, pricing and key players influencing transactions and trends.
price ($mm)
$20
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$5
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4.0x
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closed 7/13/2007 via BNC Analysis

EMAP plc, acquired Torcello Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Emap plc has announced the purchase of Torcello Publishing limited, producer of Infrastructure Journal, for around £20m.
buyer: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$349.30)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers. "
target: Torcello Publishing Ltd.
Torcello Publishing Limited owns and operates Infrastructure Journal, a subscription-based online information service for the infrastructure project finance market. Torcello Publishing Limited is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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$34
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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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closed 10/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Taylor & Francis Group, acquired Co-Action Publishing

synopsis: Taylor & Francis Group, one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works, has acquired Co-Action Publishing, an international Open Access scholarly publisher based in Scandinavia. Co-Action has a portfolio of peer-reviewed journals and books spanning a range of academic disciplines.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group is one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works. Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. "
target: Co-Action Publishing
Founded in 2007, Co-Action Publishing is an international Open Access scholarly publisher based in Scandinavia. Co-Action has a portfolio of peer-reviewed journals and books spanning a range of academic disciplines. Co-Action is committed to serving the best interests of the scholarly community.
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closed 1/22/2014 via BusinessWeek

Scor Global Investments, acquired Presses Universitaires de France

synopsis: Scor SE has purshased Presses Universitaires de France. Presses Universitaires de France organizes their publications around the lines of research collections and reference, journals, collections of books, and essay collections.
buyer parent: Scor SE
buyer: Scor Global Investments
SCOR Global Investments is the asset management company of the SCOR Group. They offer Scor Euro High Yield, Scor Euro Loans, and Scor Euro Credit Opportunity. "
target: Presses Universitaires de France
Presses Universitaires de France organizes their publications around the lines of research collections and reference, journals, collections of books, and essay collections.
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closed 11/10/2016 via PE Hub

Authorea, acquired The Winnower

synopsis: Authorea, the online collaborative platform for researchers, announced it has acquired The Winnower, a pioneering research publisher that offers advanced publishing tools to individual authors. With the acquisition, Authorea enhances the foremost online platform for researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish all in one place.
buyer: Authorea
Authorea is the place to write scientific, academic, and technical documents in collaboration. Authorea is a digital collaboration platform that encourages more immediate knowledge-sharing in the scientific research community. "
target: The Winnower
The Winnower Inc. operates an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. Its platform allows users to publish research, essays, peer reviews, and more.
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closed 1/25/2022 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired SanovaWorks

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and a leader in health information services for physicians, other healthcare professionals and consumers, announced that it has acquired SanovaWorks, a global multiplatform company focused on delivering targeted educational offerings and learning solutions for dermatologists.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD, an Internet Brands company, delivers leading-edge content and digital services that enable and improve decision-making, support and motivate health actions, streamline and simplify the healthcare journey, and improve patient care. "
target: SanovaWorks
SanovaWorks is a healthcare communications company with more than 20 years of experience in the creation and dissemination of educational resources in dermatology, aesthetics and beyond. SanovaWorks is a trusted healthcare communication source that produces the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD).
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closed 1/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Hindawi Publishing Corporation

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons announced the acquisition of Hindawi, an innovator in open access publishing and one of the world's fastest growing scientific research publishers. The acquisition of Hindawi significantly increases Wiley’s position as a global leader in research by adding quality, scale and growth to the company’s open access publishing program.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
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: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Hindawi was one of the first publishers to convert its entire portfolio to pure Open Access and has spent the last ten years developing its experience in this area. Founded in Cairo, Egypt by Ahmed Hindawi and Nagwa Abdelmottaleb, they now publishes more than 200 peer-reviewed open access journals.
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$298
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announced 5/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Colorado Springs Independent, will acquire The Colorado Springs Business Journal, Inc.

synopsis: The owners of the Colorado Springs Independent announced that they are buying the Colorado Springs Business Journal. John Weiss, publisher of the Independent and head of the Publishing Corp. of Colorado Springs that is buying the Business Journal, said the papers would remain editorially independent.
buyer: The Colorado Springs Independent
The locally-owned Colorado Springs Independent is the second largest paper in El Paso County with 36,000 papers distributed every Wednesday at more than 850 high-traffic locations. "
target parent: The Dolan Company
target: The Colorado Springs Business Journal, Inc.
The Colorado Springs Business Journal provides in-depth local news covering real estate, tourism, defense contracting/aerospace, local politics and more from award winning reporters.
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closed 12/5/2011 via PR Newswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy, has acquired Medknow PVT Ltd., a leading Scientific, Technical & Medical journal publishing operation and one of the largest open access publishers in the world.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Its customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target: Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd. is a leading Scientific, Technical & Medical (STM) journal publishing operation headquartered in Mumbai, India and one of the largest open access publishers in the world.
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announced 9/29/2008 via BusinessWire

Slate Magazine, will acquire Foreign Policy

synopsis: The Washington Post Company announced that it has agreed to acquire Foreign Policy magazine, a two-time winner of the prestigious National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Foreign Policy will be part of The Slate Group.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Slate Magazine
Slate reaches a highly educated and influential audience of readers who use the web as a primary source of news, information and commerce. According to Nielsen NetRatings, Slate had six million unique users in November 2004. "
target: Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy is the premier, award-winning magazine of global politics, economics, and ideas. Our mission is to explain how the world works—in particular, how the process of globalization is reshaping nations, institutions, cultures, and, more fundamentally, our daily lives.
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closed 12/12/2007 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe, acquired International Centre for Financial and Economic Development

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, has completed the purchase of a majority participation of 55% of the shares in the International Centre for Financial and Economic Development (ICFED), a leading Moscow-based professional publisher specializing in information services.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe
Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory activities in Europe focus on the growth potential of six customer segments: legal; fiscal/financial; human resources; public & government administration; health, safety & environment (HSE); transport. "
target: International Centre for Financial and Economic Development
International Centre for Financial and Economic Development (ICFED, known in the Russian language as MCFR) holds leading positions in journals, loose-leafs, books, and education and training for human resources, tax, accounting, legal, and public administration professionals throughout Russia.
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closed 6/10/2022 via Company Press Release

Cambridge Information Group, LLC, acquired Emerald Group

synopsis: The Emerald Group announced they were acquired by Cambridge Information Group (CIG). or over 50 years, Emerald has been an independent publishing house, formed by a group of management academics at the University of Bradford, UK, and latterly run as a family-owned business, spearheaded by the late Dr. Keith Howard OBE.
buyer: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
Cambridge Information Group (CIG) is a family owned global investment firm with a focus on information services, education and technology. CIG builds companies for long-term success by reinvesting in the growth and development of existing portfolio companies as well as acquiring new businesses. "
target: Emerald Group
Emerald is a global learning organization based in West Yorkshire. While their roots are in publishing, and bringing research to life, their corporate learning division provides learners with the insight and tools they need to overcome challenges, improve performance and excel in the workplace.
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closed 7/13/2011 via BNC Analysis

Sage Publications, Inc., purchased Six Journals from A B Academic

synopsis: SAGE Publications announced the acquisition of six journals from A B Academic, a small independent publisher. The new titles are: Medical Law International, Nutrition and Health; Gifted Education International; Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics; International Review of Victimology; and International Journal of Discrimination and the Law.
buyer: Sage Publications, Inc.
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: A B Academic
A B Academic is a small independent publisher in the United Kingdom that has, over the last thirty years, published a diverse range of academic journals.
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closed 2/2/2007 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Blackwell Publishing Inc

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has finalized the acquisition of the outstanding shares of Blackwell Publishing (Holdings) Ltd., one of the world’s foremost academic and professional publishers. Blackwell’s publishing program is being merged with Wiley’s global scientific, technical, and medical business.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target parent: Blackwell Group
target: Blackwell Publishing Inc
Privately owned, independent, academic publishing company. The company publishes books and journals for the higher education, research and professional markets. The majority of journals are published on behalf of scholarly societies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,069 [$898]
rev ($mm)
$398
EBITDA ($mm)
$77
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2.3x
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11.6x
closed 4/15/2011 via PR Newswire

HMP Communications, LLC, purchased Consultant & Consultant for Pediatricians Brands from UBM Medica

synopsis: HMP Communications has acquired two leading clinical brands: Consultant and Consultant for Pediatricians. Consultant offers primary care practitioners authoritative, practical clinical advice. Consultant for Pediatricians, the leading clinical pediatric journal, offers primary care pediatricians practical clinical guidance on childhood disorders.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP Communications, LLC
HMP Communications, LLC is a leader in healthcare communications and education. The company publishes some of the nation's most well respected medical journals across a wide spectrum of medical specialties. "
seller parent: United Business Media Limited
seller: UBM Medica
Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world.
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Verlag Beleke GmbH

The Dolan Company

Talentum Business Information Group AB

Haworth Press Inc.

Infrastructure Journal

Torcello Publishing Ltd.

Bepress

Co-Action Publishing

Presses Universitaires de France

The Winnower

SanovaWorks

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

The Colorado Springs Business Journal, Inc.

Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd.

Foreign Policy

International Centre for Financial and Economic Development

Emerald Group

A B Academic

Blackwell Publishing Inc

UBM Medica

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EBITDA ($mm)
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