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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA, acquired Barchen

synopsis: The Lefebvre Sarrut group, a French leader in the legal and tax knowledge market, strengthens its offer in the training sector with a new acquisition of Bärchen, an independent French training organization specialized in training for companies, banks, management companies, market operators and insurers.
buyer: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA
Editions Lefebvre Sarrut is a French group that provides professional publishing and training to legal and tax professionals. Their training entities are composed of 150 employees, trainers, computer staff, commercial, marketing and support teams. "
target: Barchen
France-based Bärchen is an independent training organization specialized in training for companies, banks, management companies, market operators and insurers. Their courses are intended for all professionals and apprentices in banking, finance and insurance and are also open to jobseekers.
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closed 3/31/2005 via PR Newswire

BAI, acquired Bankers Training & Consulting Company

synopsis: BAI, a leading professional services organization in the financial services industry, announced that it has purchased Bankers Training & Consulting Company, the financial services division of PRIMEDIA Inc.'s PRM Workplace Learning Division.
buyer: BAI
BAI is the financial services industry’s leading professional organization focused on enhancing employee and organizational performance. Through ground-breaking research and an award-winning magazine, Banking Strategies, BAI provides the latest insights on complex, strategic issues in financial ser "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Bankers Training & Consulting Company
Bankers Training is a leading provider of technology-based learning solutions that create value for its customers and alliance partners.
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closed 4/9/2013 via PR Web

Greybull Stewardship, acquired Real Estate Institute

synopsis: Greybull Stewardship announces the acquisition of Real Estate Institute and its sister company, Bookmark Education. Real Estate Institute has been a leader in Illinois providing high quality online, classroom, and independent study programs for professional licensees.
buyer: Greybull Stewardship
Greybull Stewardship is an investment fund. It is building a portfolio of outstanding businesses and managers; providing stable and non-distracting ownership; and allowing the financial performance and competitive advantages of those businesses to grow over time. "
target: Real Estate Institute
Real Estate Institute offers online, classroom, and independent study programs for professional licensees in real estate, insurance, mortgage brokerage and lending, law and accounting professionals.
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closed 5/20/2013 via PR Web

Indecomm Global Services, acquired Mortgage U, Inc.

synopsis: Indecomm Global Services, a leader in business process outsourcing and learning solutions, has acquired the assets of Mortgage U, Inc., a recognized leader in mortgage training. The acquisition will allow Indecomm to expand its learning and mortgage training offerings as well as its total compliance support and consulting.
buyer: Indecomm Global Services
Indecomm Global Services offers consulting, outsourcing, learning, and technology solutions Its title and settlement services platform-based solutions include title search and typing through iTitleHub™, post-closing through Dynamic Doc Hub™, and eRecording through InteleDoc Direct™ . "
target: Mortgage U, Inc.
Mortgage U, Inc. is a recognized leader in mortgage training. Mortgage U's Health Check enables companies to measure and monitor their policies and procedures. Mortgage U also offers state-of-the-art policy and procedure manuals, which have become industry standards.
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closed 3/20/2013 via BusinessWire

NewDay USA, acquired Abacus Mortgage Training and Education

synopsis: Chrysalis Holdings, LLC has acquired the intellectual assets of Abacus Mortgage Training and Education, a privately held company that is a leading provider of NMLS-approved loan officer training and education for mortgage originators. The company will join NewDay USA.
buyer parent: Chrysalis Holdings, LLC
buyer: NewDay USA
NewDay USA is a nationwide VA, FHA and reverse mortgage lender. The company focuses on helping active military personnel, veterans and their families, and the nation’s seniors achieve their financial and housing goals. "
target: Abacus Mortgage Training and Education
Abacus Mortgage Training & Education has established a reputation for exciting and cutting edge education and training that will keep mortgage originators up to date with regulatory changes and vital sales strategies to help guide them to success in the new era of lending.
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closed 3/12/2008 via Company Press Release

The Riverside Company, acquired TrainingPro

synopsis: The Riverside Company has completed its latest training company acquisition: TrainingPro, a leader in mortgage pre-licensing and continuing-education services for mortgage professionals. TrainingPro now becomes an add-on acquisition to TrainCo, Riverside’s holding company for multi-industry professional training providers.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market and is one of the industry's most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in companies with enterprise values of less than $150 million. "
target: TrainingPro
TrainingPro is committed to providing superior educational programs and services to mortgage professionals nationwide. TrainingPro’s powerful training platform has been strategically developed using proven innovative technology to provide cutting-edge training programs.
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closed 4/18/2006 via Company Press Release

United Communications Group L.P., acquired LoanToolbox

synopsis: UCG, one of the nation's leading providers of business information, tools and guidance for over two million professionals worldwide, has acquired LoanToolbox, a fast-growing provider of educational and marketing tools for mortgage originators.
buyer: United Communications Group L.P.
Based in Rockville, MD, UCG produces hundreds of products to the various industries it serves. UCG has 1,000 employees in seven states. The privately held company was recently named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the great places to work in the nation's Capital. "
target: LoanToolbox
LoanToolbox is the leading provider of training and marketing solutions for the Mortgage Loan industry. LoanToolbox’s exclusive online community offers an Internet-based solution that combines interactive content aligned with the business needs and objectives.
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closed 12/18/2008 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Enb Consulting Limited

synopsis: Moody’s Analytics, a unit of Moody’s Corporation, announced that it has acquired Enb Consulting Limited, a UK-based provider of training services for the financial markets, including technical and soft-skills programs for banking and capital markets professionals. Enb will be integrated into Moody’s Analytics Training Services.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
Moody's Corporation is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, a leading provider of credit ratings, research and analysis covering debt instruments and securities in the global capital markets, Moody's Economy.com, a provider of economic research and data services and Moody's KMV. "
target: Enb Consulting Limited
Enb Consulting’s team of highly experienced banking professionals deliver training and consulting to all levels of bankers, inspiring growth in individuals, teams and the bank’s business.
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closed 1/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Workforce Holdings Limited, acquired Chartall Business College

synopsis: Workforce Holdings, an investment holding company in South Africa, has acquired Chartall Business College, a provider of education and training services in South Africa. Chartall offers a fully online solution for working adults to achieve a degree or vocational qualification, in addition to traditional face-to-face training.
buyer: Workforce Holdings Limited (JSE:WKF:$213.76)
Workforce Holdings is an investment holding company in South Africa. Workforce Holdings and its group of companies is a leading, trusted provider of employment, training, healthcare, wellness, financial services and lifestyle benefits to individuals and their employers. "
target: Chartall Business College
Chartall Business College is a provider of education and training services in South Africa. Chartall is focused on financial services and real estate. They offer an online solution for working adults to achieve a degree or vocational qualification, in addition to traditional face-to-face training.
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closed 9/5/2013 via PE Hub

OnCourse Learning, acquired BankersEdge

synopsis: The Riverside Company has added Corporate Training Technologies, LLC (dba BankersEdge) to its OnCourse Learning (OnCourse) platform. Based in Norristown, Pennsylvania, BankersEdge provides regulatory, employment, and leadership training as well as compliance solutions for bank and credit union workers.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning is an education and compliance solutions provider for individuals, companies, educators, and government agencies seeking educational excellence, professional compliance, occupational tools, customized training solutions, and new careers. "
target: BankersEdge
BankersEdge provides regulatory, employment, and leadership training as well as compliance solutions for bank and credit union workers. Its courses are used for comprehensive training and regulatory updates by bankers, mortgage professionals and other financial services employees.
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closed 1/8/2008 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Financial Projections Limited

synopsis: Moody’s Analytics, a division of Moody’s Corporation has acquired Financial Projections Limited, a UK-based provider of credit training services. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,656.30)
Moody's Corporation is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, a leading provider of credit ratings, research and analysis covering debt instruments and securities in the global capital markets, Moody's Economy.com, a provider of economic research and data services and Moody's KMV. "
target: Financial Projections Limited
Financial Projections is a leading provider of in-house credit training services, with long-standing relationships among European banks and a strong reputation within the industry.
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closed 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Trust Venture Partners, acquired Myanmar Institute of Business

synopsis: Trust Venture Partners (TVG), a professional financial advisory firm in Myanmar, has acquired the Myanmar Institute of Business (MIB), a leading business & finance school in Myanmar. MIB offers courses for banking, finance, investing, business management, and accounting.
buyer: Trust Venture Partners
Trust Venture Partners (TVG) is a professional financial advisory firm in Myanmar. TVG provides high quality financial advice to local and international companies. They offer services for group structuring, fundraising, M&A, joint venture structuring, valuation, project management, and more. "
target: Myanmar Institute of Business
Founded in 2015, the Myanmar Institute of Business (MIB) is a leading business & finance school in Myanmar. MIB offers courses for banking, finance, investing, business management, and accounting. MIB provides their students with the critical skills they need for the business world.
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closed 5/24/2006 via PR Newswire

Kaplan Inc., acquired Tribeca Learning Limited

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., which is owned by The Washington Post Company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Tribeca Learning Limited for approximately A$56 million. The scheme of arrangement has been formally approved by Tribeca shareholders and the Federal Court of Australia.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Tribeca Learning Limited
Tribeca Learning is a leading provider of education to the Australian financial services sector. Its core business offering comprises the provision of accredited education courses and professional development training to financial institutions and their employees.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA, acquired Barchen

synopsis: The Lefebvre Sarrut group, a French leader in the legal and tax knowledge market, strengthens its offer in the training sector with a new acquisition of Bärchen, an independent French training organization specialized in training for companies, banks, management companies, market operators and insurers.
buyer: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA
Editions Lefebvre Sarrut is a French group that provides professional publishing and training to legal and tax professionals. Their training entities are composed of 150 employees, trainers, computer staff, commercial, marketing and support teams. "
target: Barchen
France-based Bärchen is an independent training organization specialized in training for companies, banks, management companies, market operators and insurers. Their courses are intended for all professionals and apprentices in banking, finance and insurance and are also open to jobseekers.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA, acquired Barchen

synopsis: The Lefebvre Sarrut group, a French leader in the legal and tax knowledge market, strengthens its offer in the training sector with a new acquisition of Bärchen, an independent French training organization specialized in training for companies, banks, management companies, market operators and insurers.
buyer: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA
Editions Lefebvre Sarrut is a French group that provides professional publishing and training to legal and tax professionals. Their training entities are composed of 150 employees, trainers, computer staff, commercial, marketing and support teams. "
target: Barchen
France-based Bärchen is an independent training organization specialized in training for companies, banks, management companies, market operators and insurers. Their courses are intended for all professionals and apprentices in banking, finance and insurance and are also open to jobseekers.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA, acquired Docendi

synopsis: The Lefebvre Sarrut group, a French leader in the legal and tax knowledge market, strengthens its offer in the training sector with a new acquisition of Docendi, a French company that offers its customers a pedagogical formula that combines face-to-face and digital support for soft-skills training.
buyer: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA
Editions Lefebvre Sarrut is a French group that provides professional publishing and training to legal and tax professionals. Their training entities are composed of 150 employees, trainers, computer staff, commercial, marketing and support teams. "
target: Docendi
Headquartered in France, Docendi offers its customers a pedagogical formula that combines face-to-face and digital support for soft-skills training. The aim of the company is to develop a tailor-made offer, a work-based training approach and a certifying training offer for customers.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA, acquired Giuffrè Editore

synopsis: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut (ELS), an active legal and fiscal professional publishing group in Europe, has acquired 100% of Giuffrè Editore, an Italian publishing house founded in Milan in 1931. With a catalog of over 15,000 titles, Giuffrè Editore is one of the market leaders in Italy in professional publishing for legal and tax professionals.
buyer: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA
Editions Lefebvre Sarrut (ELS) is a European group that provides professional publishing and training to legal and tax professionals. Their training entities are composed of 150 employees, trainers, computer staff, commercial, marketing and support teams. "
target: Giuffrè Editore
Founded in 1931, Giuffrè Editore is one of the market leaders in Italy in professional publishing for legal and tax professionals. With a catalog of over 15,000 titles, Giuffrè Editore has been a partner to legal and tax professionals for over 80 years.
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$52
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$8
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

NexPhase Capital, acquired Surgent

synopsis: NexPhase Capital, a thematic and operationally-focused independent private equity firm that makes equity investments in lower middle market growth-oriented companies, acquired Surgent Professional Education, he largest independent provider of continuing education for CPAs and other financial professionals in the United States.
buyer: NexPhase Capital
NexPhase Capital is a thematic and operationally-focused independent private equity firm that makes equity investments between $25 million and $75 million in lower middle market growth-oriented companies in the healthcare, consumer and software and services sectors. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Surgent
Surgent Professional Education is the largest independent provider of continuing education for CPAs and other financial professionals in the United States. It has provided more than 5.6 million CPE credits to tens of thousands of accounting professionals across the U.S. and abroad.
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closed 6/1/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US, acquired CPE Link

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced that it has signed and completed an agreement to acquire CPE Link, a leading online provider of continuing professional education (CPE) for accountants, tax preparers, and financial advisors. The acquisition will expand and complement Wolters Kluwer's existing learning portfolio.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US (CCHGroup.com) is a leading provider of software solutions and local expertise that helps tax, accounting, and audit professionals research and navigate complex regulations, comply with legislation, manage their businesses and advice clients. "
target: CPE Link
CPE Link offers online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for accounting and finance professionals via live webcasts, and multi-media, mobile friendly on-demand courses. CPE Link instructors are all tax professionals, who are experts in their fields and have many years of practical experience.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA, acquired Giuffrè Editore

synopsis: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut (ELS), an active legal and fiscal professional publishing group in Europe, has acquired 100% of Giuffrè Editore, an Italian publishing house founded in Milan in 1931. With a catalog of over 15,000 titles, Giuffrè Editore is one of the market leaders in Italy in professional publishing for legal and tax professionals.
buyer: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA
Editions Lefebvre Sarrut (ELS) is a European group that provides professional publishing and training to legal and tax professionals. Their training entities are composed of 150 employees, trainers, computer staff, commercial, marketing and support teams. "
target: Giuffrè Editore
Founded in 1931, Giuffrè Editore is one of the market leaders in Italy in professional publishing for legal and tax professionals. With a catalog of over 15,000 titles, Giuffrè Editore has been a partner to legal and tax professionals for over 80 years.
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closed 8/19/2015 via Company Press Release

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired China Law & Practice

synopsis: ALM has acquired China Law & Practice from Euromoney. China Law & Practice provides accurate translations and extensive analyses of PRC laws, as well as legal and risk management resources. Its clientele consists of senior executives and in-house legal counsel, domestic Chinese companies, government organizations and leading law firms.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM’s award-winning media properties. Headquartered in New York City with 18 offices worldwide, ALM brands have been serving their markets since 1843. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: China Law & Practice
China Law & Practice provides accurate translations and extensive analyses of PRC laws and is the most respected legal and risk management resource designed to help subscribers interpret changes on the ground in China.
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closed 9/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Virtuoso Publishing Ltd., acquired Lawyer's World

synopsis: Lawyers World and DealMakers Monthly magazines have been acquired by Virtuoso Publishing Ltd. Lawyers World is a global corporate law reporting publication reaching out to a variety of readers to include CEO/CFO - Banks, Corporate Lawyers and Venture Capital/Private Equity Companies. DealMakers Monthly is a deal reporting publication.
buyer: Virtuoso Publishing Ltd.
Virtuoso Publishing Ltd. is a holding company. "
target: Lawyer's World
Lawyers World Magazine and DealMakers Monthly are established global corporate law reporting and deal reporting publications reaching out to a variety of readers to include CEO/CFO - Banks, Corporate Lawyers and Venture Capital/Private Equity Companies to name a few.
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closed 12/12/2014 via PE Hub

Avalara, acquired VATLive

synopsis: Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software delivering compliance solutions related to sales tax, VAT and other transactional taxes, announced it has acquired VATLive.com, a leading global online resource for timely tax news, insight, and rate changes.
buyer: Avalara (:$295.69)
Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with sales tax and other transactional tax requirements by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. "
target: VATLive
VATLive provides free online information for international VAT & GST professionals and in-house specialists. VATLive provides a wealth of daily information and expert insight on EU and global indirect tax schemes, helping multi-national businesses understand the complexities of cross-border trading.
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closed 4/8/2004 via PR Newswire

Wadsworth Group, acquired Copperhouse Publishing Company

synopsis: Thomson Higher Education, a global provider of teaching materials for higher education and part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC - News; TSX: TOC - News), today announced the acquisition of all criminal justice titles from Copperhouse Publishing Company.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Wadsworth Group
Thomson Higher Education/Thomson Wadsworth is part of the Thomson Corporation and is a worldwide provider of higher education textbooks, software, and Internet materials for the humanities, social sciences, and behavioral sciences. Wadsworth develops comprehensive learning solutions for instructors "
target: Copperhouse Publishing Company
Copperhouse Publishing Company publishes titles in criminal justice, criminology, security, and corrections, as well as its manuals for police academies and advanced officer training.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

PossibleNow, purchased PACE Regulatory Guide from Professional Association of Customer Engagement

synopsis: PossibleNOW, the leader in consumer regulatory compliance and consent solutions, has acquired the PACE Regulatory Guide from the Professional Association of Customer Engagement (PACE), a non-profit trade organization. The PACE Regulatory Guide is a comprehensive online guide to telemarketing laws and regulations.
buyer: PossibleNow
PossibleNOW's enterprise consent and preference management platform, MyPreferences®, collects customer and prospect preferences, stores them safely and makes them available to any other system or application in the enterprise. "
seller: Professional Association of Customer Engagement
The PACE Regulatory Guide is an online guide to telemarketing laws and regulations. The PACE Regulatory Guide belongs to the Professional Association of Customer Engagement (PACE), a trade organization dedicated to companies that utilize contact centers as an integral channel of operations.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Permira, acquired Centro de Estudios Garrigues

synopsis: Permira, a global investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in Centro de Estudios Garrigues from Garrigues, an international legal and tax services firm. Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a training centre in Spain. The centre provides training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, HR, and more.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$38.5bn (€33bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments as well as strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Garrigues
target: Centro de Estudios Garrigues
Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a leading training centre in Spain. Centro de Estudios Garrigues provides specialized training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, human resources, compensation and benefits, corporate compliance, and more.
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closed 5/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

LexisNexis, acquired Universal Law Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading publisher and online solutions provider for legal, tax, academic, and test-prep, announces the acquisition of the Universal Law Publishing titles. Universal Law Publishing has been publishing legal books and legislation for legal professionals, academics and students in the Indian market for five decades.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: Universal Law Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Universal Law Publishing has been publishing legal books and legislation for legal professionals, academics and students in the Indian market for five decades. Universal Law Publishing titles are held in high regard by many legal professionals across India.
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closed 1/26/2004 via PR Newswire

FindLaw Inc, acquired Glasser LegalWorks

synopsis: FindLaw, a Thomson business (NYSE: TOC; TSX) today announced it has acquired Glasser LegalWorks, a highly regarded producer of legal and law practice seminars, events and publications.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: FindLaw Inc
FindLaw, the leading Web portal focused on law and government, provides access to a comprehensive and fast-growing online library of legal resources for use by legal professionals, consumers and small businesses. FindLaw's mission is to make legal information on the Internet easy to find. "
target parent: Sandler Capital Management
target: Glasser LegalWorks
A multimedia publishing and legal education company, Glasser LegalWorks is dedicated to the delivery of timely, specialized information in a variety of formats including print, CD-ROM, on-line, audiotapes, and live seminars. The founders are Stephen A. Glasser and Lynn S. Glasser, who were formerly
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closed 11/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Edinburgh University Press, acquired Dundee University Press

synopsis: Edinburgh University Press, a premier scholarly publisher in Scotland of academic books and journals and one of the leading university presses in the UK, has acquired the business and publishing assets of Dundee University Press, a leading publisher of academic texts, with an established list of law books for students and practitioners.
buyer parent: The University of Edinburgh
buyer: Edinburgh University Press
Edinburgh University Press is the premier scholarly publisher in Scotland of academic books and journals and one of the leading university presses in the UK. Founded over 50 years ago, Edinburgh University Press became a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Edinburgh in 1992. "
target parent: University of Dundee
target: Dundee University Press
Dundee University Press is a leading publisher of academic texts, with an established list of law books for students and practitioners, an exciting array of history titles as well as general titles, all written for a wide readership.
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closed 1/4/2006 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Cavendish Publishing Limited

synopsis: Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa business, has acquired the entire issued share capital of the academic law specialist, Cavendish Publishing for an undisclosed sum. Cavendish will sit alongside the Social Science/Humanities list of Routledge, and operate under a brand new name - Routledge-Cavendish.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa 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: Cavendish Publishing Limited
Routledge-Cavendish is one of the UK's leading independent law textbook and academic publishers. Routledge-Cavendish also publishes five legal journals, including the Student Law Review.
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closed 7/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Barbri, acquired iLawVentures, LLC

synopsis: Legal education provider BARBRI announced its acquisition of iLawVentures, LLC, the leading provider of online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for law schools in the U.S. iLawVentures creates innovative partnerships with law schools, colleges, and universities to create educational products or to transform existing programs.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Barbri
Barbri is the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world. The Company offers the premier bar exam preparation course to law students delivered by industry-leading professors with a focus on a proven, results-oriented teaching pedagogy. "
target: iLawVentures, LLC
iLawVentures, LLC is the leading provider of online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for law schools in the U.S. iLawVentures (iLaw Ventures) creates innovative partnerships with law schools, colleges, and universities to create educational products or to transform existing programs.
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closed 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired ALM Media Properties, LLC

synopsis: Wasserstein & Co., LP completed the acquisition of ALM Media, an integrated media company and a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity and investment firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The Wasserstein & Co. investment team has completed over 50 platform and add-on transactions, representing over $3 billion of enterprise value. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM Media Properties, LLC, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors.
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closed 8/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Incisive Media Ltd, acquired ALM Media

synopsis: Apax Summer LLP, the partnership vehicle owning Incisive Media Ltd, a leading business information provider, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of ALM Media from U.S. Equity Partners, L.P. for a total value of $630 million in cash.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Incisive Media Ltd
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: ALM Media
ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. In print, online and in person-ALM offers the highest quality information and resources to today's industry leaders.
price ($mm)
$630
rev ($mm)
$200
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EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

Brill, purchased Climate Law Journal from Ios Press

synopsis: Brill, the international scholarly publisher, acquired the peer-reviewed journal Climate Law from IOS Press to its growing International Environmental Law portfolio. Climate Law is an international journal on climate change and the law.
buyer: Brill (ENXTAM:BRILL:$39.83)
Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. BRILL publishes more than 175 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year. Brill was founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands. "
seller parent: Ohmsha, Ltd.
seller: Ios Press
Climate Law is an international journal on climate change and the law. Its editorial board includes the field's leading academics and practitioners, and publishes peer-reviewed articles on legal and interdisciplinary topics. It has a substantial book review section and appears quarterly.
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closed 8/9/2012 via Company Press Release

Oxford University Press, purchased The American Journal of Jurisprudence from University of Notre Dame Law School

synopsis: Oxford University Press announced its acquisition of The American Journal of Jurisprudence (AJJ), which was previously self-published by the University of Notre Dame Law School. The AJJ is an international journal publishing critical discussions of the moral foundations of law and legal systems.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
seller parent: University of Notre Dame
seller: University of Notre Dame Law School
The American Journal of Jurisprudence is an international journal publishing critical discussions of the moral foundations of law and legal systems, exploring current and historical issues in ethics, philosophy of law or jurisprudence, and legal (including constitutional) theory.
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closed 9/20/2010 via BusinessWire

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Palawlibrary.com

synopsis: ALM Media, LLC announced that it has completed acquisition of the remaining 50 percent interest in Palawlibrary.com formerly held by The Theodore F. Jenkins Memorial Law Library. Palawlibrary is a website that provides easy and inexpensive access to judicial opinions, trial listings, court rules, and other legal information.
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. In print, online and in person-ALM offers the highest quality information and resources to today's industry leaders. "
target parent: Jenkins Law Library
target: Palawlibrary.com
Palawlibrary.com is the result of a strategic alliance between the Jenkins Law Library and The Legal Intelligencer. The creation of this integrated Web site provides easy and inexpensive access to judicial opinions, trial listings, court rules, and other legal information.
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closed 1/4/2016 via Company Press Release

Carolina Academic Press, purchased 500 Law School Titles from Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.

synopsis: Carolina Academic Press announced the acquisition by of approximately 500 LexisNexis® Matthew Bender law school publishing titles. LexisNexis Matthew Bender is one of the world's leading publishers of legal analysis and case law.
buyer: Carolina Academic Press
Carolina Academic Press, a family-owned independent company based in Durham, North Carolina, has served the legal education community for over 35 years. It has earned a strong reputation for partnering with pedagogical innovators to develop and publish cutting-edge teaching materials. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.
LexisNexis Matthew Bender is one of the world's leading publishers of legal analysis and case law. The company offers more than 500 publications in print and electronic formats to subscribers in more than 160 countries.
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