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closed 3/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Scholastic Inc., acquired Make Believe Ideas

synopsis: Scholastic Corporation, the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced that it completed the acquisition of Make Believe Ideas. The UK company creates over 100 new titles a year, publishes into many different languages and fosters relationships with incredible collaborators around the world.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. "
target: Make Believe Ideas
Make Believe Ideas was founded on a desire to create beautiful, innovative and educational products with an accessible price point. The UK company creates over 100 new titles a year, publishes into many different languages and fosters relationships with incredible collaborators around the world.
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closed 3/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Irving Place Capital, acquired Bendon

synopsis: Irving Place Capital has completed its acquisition of Bendon, a leading provider of non-licensed and licensed children’s coloring and activity products, from Wicks Group of Companies. Bendon’s product portfolio includes coloring and activity books, kits, sets and play packs, puzzle books, box puzzles, and other early childhood development games.
buyer: Irving Place Capital
Based in New York City, Irving Place Capital is a middle-market private equity firm that invests in buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital opportunities. The firm focuses on making control or entrepreneur-driven investments in retail and consumer, industrial and packaging companies. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Bendon
Based in Ashland, Ohio, Bendon is a leading designer and producer of children's coloring and activity products in the United States. The company has a broad non-licensed and licensed product portfolio which is distributed into a variety of different retailing partners.
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closed 8/6/2014 via Company Press Release

Bendon, acquired Artistic Studios

synopsis: Bendon, Inc., which is owned by Wicks Capital Partners IV, L.P. announced the acquisition of Artistic Studios, Ltd., LLC ("ASL"). ASL produces and sells premium children's activity products, art sets, and crafts in various retail channels in the U.S. and abroad with a strong distribution presence in the wholesale clubs.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Bendon
Bendon Publishing International Inc. was founded in 2001. Since its inception, Bendon has become one of the fastest growing children’s book publishers in the nation. Bendon has maintained early success in part to our simple philosophy of listening to the customer and providing them what they want. "
target: Artistic Studios
Artistic Studios primarily produces and sells premium children's activity products, art sets, and crafts in various retail channels in the U.S. and abroad.
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closed 3/1/2007 via Company Press Release

CPP, Inc., acquired Asianic Psychologists Press

synopsis: Australian Psychologists Press and Asianic Psychologists Press wish to announce that on March 1st of this year they were acquired by CPP Inc, publishers of a wide range of psychometric instruments including the MBTI® Instrument.
buyer: CPP, Inc.
CPP, Inc., publishes and sells some of the world's leading assessments-including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) and Strong Interest Inventory® instruments- and support materials. "
target: Asianic Psychologists Press
Asianic Psychologists Press is a publishing, training and distribution organisation. Our primary focus is to contribute to the productivity and profitability of client organisations, whilst enabling the individuals within them to grow and develop personally.
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closed 7/14/2014 via PR Web

Ready Training Online, acquired Service That Sells

synopsis: Ready Training Online (RTO), the leading provider of online training for service-based industries, announced they have acquired Pencom Press, Pencom International and the Service that Sells! brand from Pencom Inc, a leader in restaurant management and waitstaff training.
buyer: Ready Training Online
Ready Training Online (RTO), is a full-service online training company and the leader in the development of online training for the Convenience and service industries. Their platform is an easy and cost effective way to transform the way companies train. "
target: Service That Sells
Pencom International offers Service That Sells, a comprehensive line of management books, training DVDs, and employee workbooks. Pencom International first entered the hospitality training and marketing scene back in 1983.
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closed 1/5/2005 via BusinessWire

Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc., acquired Rainbow Bridge Publishing

synopsis: The Cookie Jar Group's educational products business, Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, a leading publisher of supplemental materials and teaching aids, has acquired specialty publisher Rainbow Bridge Publishing as part of the Group's continuing strategy to expand its educational properties and product catalog.
buyer parent: Toronto Dominion Bank
buyer: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc.
Created by teachers for teachers, Carson-Dellosa Publishing's complete product line includes classroom decorations; supplemental books for math, science, social studies, language arts, & early childhood; pocket charts; games; and more for preschool through the eighth grade. "
target: Rainbow Bridge Publishing
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Rainbow Bridge Publishing targets the preschool-to-8 years of age educational segment and markets its catalog under a number of specialty product lines, which include the best-selling summer workshop series Summer Bridge Activities(TM) and the company's mass market im
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