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closed 2/14/2008 via PR Newswire

ProQuest-CSA Corp., acquired WebFeat

synopsis: ProQuest, a Cambridge Information Group company, has acquired WebFeat, acclaimed pioneer of federated search, a technology that enables simultaneous search of all an organization's databases, dramatically increasing research productivity.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group
buyer: ProQuest-CSA Corp.
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
target: WebFeat
WebFeat is the developer of the WebFeat and WebFeat Express Search Solutions, used by more than 16,500 leading public, academic, government and Global 1000 libraries and information centers. Its tools are used by the U.S.'s largest public libraries.
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closed 5/31/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired The Learning Edge North America

synopsis: The Learning Edge International has joined Pearson, a global leader in education, technology and services. Pearson’s mission is to increase access to educational opportunities and improve student outcomes worldwide.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: The Learning Edge North America
The Learning Edge International provides solutions for educators so they can more effectively manage Digital Learning Resources using EQUELLA - a world class Digital Repository. EQUELLA is a mature, robust Digital Repository that integrates to your existing Learning Management System.
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closed 1/4/2006 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., acquired Openly Informatics

synopsis: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, the world's largest library cooperative, has purchased the assets of Openly Informatics, a leading provider of linking software and services for the library automation industry, so that both organizations can strengthen their products and services to benefit OCLC libraries and clients of Openly Informatics.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. "
target: Openly Informatics
Openly Informatics has consistently been first to market with a number of innovations, including release of the first open source link server, the first to integrate A-Z list functionality within a link server, and the first to develop a link server compliant with OpenURL 1.0.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired RedLink

synopsis: Atypon, the technology leader in the scholarly publishing market, has acquired RedLink, the provider of key data and insights for academic publishers, libraries, and consortia. RedLink’s data and engagement products include Library Dashboard, Publisher Dashboard, SiteLeads, and Remarq.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting content into the hands of practitioners and researchers. Literatum, their online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers automated tools to manage, market, and monetize any type of content for distribution. "
target: RedLink
RedLink helps libraries, publishers, and users see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s products include intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines (SiteLeads), and editorial engagement tools (Remarq).
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announced 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., will acquire Relais International, Inc.

synopsis: OCLC has agreed to acquire Relais International, a leading interlibrary loan solution provider based in Ottawa, Canada. Relais has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan and consortial resource sharing services. Relais D2D solution is the market leader in consortial borrowing.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. "
target: Relais International, Inc.
Relais International has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortial resource sharing services. Their Relais D2D solution integrates the end-user discovery experience with request management.
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closed 11/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Volaris Group Inc., acquired Gallery Systems

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired Digital Arts and Sciences Corporation, the parent company of Gallery Systems, Inc. Gallery Systems is a vertical market software provider delivering cultural collections asset management and Web publishing software solutions to museums, corporate and private collections, and education institutions.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris Group Inc. is a private investment firm. Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies enabling them to be clear leaders within their focused industry. "
target: Gallery Systems
Gallery Systems has developed collection management and web publishing software solutions for the finest cultural institutions throughout the world for years. They remain dedicated to constantly improving the way organizations manage and share their collections with their communities.
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closed 11/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Yoni Groupe, acquired Decalog

synopsis: Groupe Yoni, a leader in specialized software solutions for the Watchmaking, Jewelery, Goldsmith and Collective Catering businesses, has acquired Decalog. Collaborating with thousands of librarians, archives and museums, DECALOG develops advanced software solutions that enables institutions to manage the full spectrum of library materials.
buyer: Yoni Groupe
A family business for over 30 years, Groupe Yoni specializes in publishing business software for professionals in the Watch and Jewelery, Goldsmithing and Collective Catering industry. "
target: Decalog
Collaborating with thousands of librarians, archives and museums, DECALOG develops advanced software solutions that enables institutions to manage the full spectrum of library materials, archives, collections and processes and to empower patrons to identify and obtain the information they need.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Karmijn Kapitaal, acquired Picturae Inc.

synopsis: Karmijn Kapitaal has acquired Dutch archiving business Picturae. Headquartered the Netherlands, Picturae manages and stores cultural and natural historical items. Picturae offers professional, innovative, and easy-to-use software solutions, website design, and online platforms, developed specifically for and with the heritage sector.
buyer: Karmijn Kapitaal
Karmijn Kapitaal is an investment fund that participates in Dutch SMEs with a diverse management team. Karmijn’s approach focuses on the continuity of the companies in which they invest. "
target: Picturae Inc.
Picturae offers professional, innovative, and easy-to-use software solutions, website design, and online platforms, developed specifically for and with the heritage sector. Picturae offers professional, tailored solutions for digitizing unique collections including photos, books, microfilm, and more
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closed 9/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Axiell Group AB, acquired CultureConnect

synopsis: Axiell, the world’s leading software and services provider for the cultural sector, announced the acquisition of CultureConnect, an award-winning technology company headquartered in New York City that empowers cultural institutions to easily create beautiful and dynamic digital experiences that broaden audience engagement onsite and online.
buyer: Axiell Group AB
Axiell Group AB is an IT company that is specialised in providing services to the culture sector, archives, museums and libraries. The company offers advanced and tailored solutions to customers in many parts of the world. "
target: CultureConnect
CultureConnect is an award-winning technology company empowering museums, libraries, attractions, and cultural organizations to deliver engaging digital experiences to audiences online, in-gallery, or on personal devices.
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announced 12/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Ex Libris Ltd., will acquire Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

synopsis: Ex Libris, a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions to create, manage, and share knowledge, will acquire Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialty libraries.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions to create, manage, and share knowledge. It develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching, and drive student mobile engagement. "
target: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Innovative Interfaces creates products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and implement solutions that meet their needs. Their solutions create efficiencies that significantly reduce workload, enabling librarians to focus on their most significant responsibilities.
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closed 8/21/2017 via BusinessWire

Lucidea, acquired Eloquent Systems

synopsis: Lucidea, the leading provider of library automation and knowledge management solutions to organizations worldwide, has acquired Eloquent Systems. Eloquent, based in Vancouver, BC, is an applications developer offering mobile-friendly knowledge management software for professionals who manage archives, libraries, museums and records.
buyer: Lucidea
Lucidea, based in Canada, is the developer of a full portfolio of solutions including SydneyEnterprise, LawPort, LookUp Precision, Argus, CuadraSTAR, Inmagic Presto and GeniePlus, offering KM and library automation systems that deliver improved access to organizational knowledge. "
target: Eloquent Systems
Eloquent Systems, Inc., or Eloquent, is a Canada-based applications developer of knowledge management software for professionals who manage archives, libraries, and records. They provide tools for organizing information about physical and digital assets so that all stakeholders find what they need.
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closed 12/15/2015 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Ex Libris Ltd.

synopsis: ProQuest, an information solutions provider, central to global research, has completed its acquisition of Ex Libris Group, a leading global provider of library automation solutions. The capabilities of ProQuest and Ex Libris span expertise in print, electronic and digital content, as well as solutions for library management and research workflows.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target parent: Golden Gate Capital
target: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries.
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closed 11/6/2015 via BusinessWire

One Equity Partners, acquired 3M Library Systems

synopsis: One Equity Partners Capital Advisors L.P., a partnership passionate for compelling business ideas that create synergies and growth, acquired 3M North American Library Systems and completed acquiring the remaining 3M Library Systems, a circulation management solution to customers.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: One Equity Partners
One Equity Partners (OEP) is a leading middle-market private equity firm with $3.5 billion under management. OEP focuses on investing in family, carve-out and platform companies with a mission of expanding those companies with growth capital and through add-on mergers. "
target parent: 3M
target: 3M Library Systems
3M Library Systems business delivers circulation management solutions to library customers with on-premise hardware and software, maintenance and service, and an emerging cloud-based digital lending platform.
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closed 2/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired CRS Advanced Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Frontline Technologies, a leading provider of web-based tools for the K-12 education market, announced that it has acquired CRS Advanced Technology. CRS launched in 1987 with the creation of SubFinder, an automated "sub-calling" system allowing school districts to log teacher absences and schedule substitute teachers over the phone.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: CRS Advanced Technology, Inc.
CRS Advanced Technology, is the leading automated absence management and substitute placement solution for over 25 years. CRS serves over 1.5 million throughout the United States and Canada with its flagship software product, SubFinder, best known in the education and library markets.
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closed 1/7/2015 via PR Newswire

ICV Partners, LLC, acquired SirsiDynix

synopsis: ICV Partners, LLC, a leading investment firm, announced the acquisition of SirsiDynix, a leading provider of technology solutions to libraries around the world. They connect over 300 million people with information and resources at more than 23,000 academic, public, school, government and corporate library facilities in 70 countries.
buyer: ICV Partners, LLC
Founded in 1998, ICV Partners is a leading private investment firm that supports management leaders of strong companies at the lower end of the middle market. ICV seeks to make control investments in market leading business with $25 million to $250 million in revenue. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: SirsiDynix
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities.
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closed 11/4/2013 via Company Press Release

SirsiDynix, acquired EOS International

synopsis: SirsiDynix, a library management technology company, announced the acquisition of EOS International, a California-based technology company that develops award-winning solutions for legal, government, corporate, medical, and other special library customers.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: SirsiDynix
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. "
target: EOS International
For over 30 years, Electronic Online Systems (EOS) International has been developing, marketing and supporting award-winning library automation and knowledge management solutions for thousands of special libraries worldwide.
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closed 10/2/2013 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., acquired HKA

synopsis: OCLC has acquired the shares of Huijsmans en Kuijpers Automatisering (HKA), a Dutch organization that develops, implements and manages systems for libraries, educational and cultural organizations. The addition of HKA, which offers the Wise line of library systems and services, enhances and extends OCLC services for libraries in the Netherlands.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. "
target: HKA
HKA develops, implements and manages IT systems for libraries, educational and cultural organizations. This enables them to work efficiently and effectively, and be responsive to the changing needs of their audiences. Wise is HKA"s integrated system that consists of bicatWise, cWise, and educatWise.
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closed 3/20/2013 via Company Press Release

Capita PLC, acquired Micro Librarian Systems

synopsis: ISIS Equity Partners is pleased to announce the sale of Micro Librarian Systems Ltd (“MLS”) to Capita Plc. MLS is the leading provider of library and resource management systems to the UK education sector.
buyer: Capita PLC (LSE:CPI:$4,577.42)
Capita PLC is the UK's leading provider of Business Process Outsourcing and integrated professional support service solutions. With around 45,000 employees, the Group uses its expertise, infrastructure and scale benefits to transform its clients' services, driving down costs and adding value. "
target parent: ISIS Equity Partners LLP
target: Micro Librarian Systems
Micro Librarian Systems (MLS) is at the forefront of library automation. MLS is developing hand held mobile solutions, integrating library resource centre management with learning platforms and virtual learning enviornments, and most recently the development of mobile app’s.
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closed 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Axiell Group AB, acquired Adlib Information Systems BV

synopsis: Axiell Group AB acquired Dutch company, Adlib Information Systems, which develops innovative yet sustainable software solutions which simplify the processes of managing and sharing collections of all types. The acquisition improves Axiell's presence, particularly in countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Ireland.
buyer: Axiell Group AB
Axiell Group AB develops and supplies IT and Web systems and services to archives, libraries, and museums. It offers Axiell Arena, a Web based solution, which enables libraries, museums, or archives to share information with its visitors; and visitors to share their points of view. "
target: Adlib Information Systems BV
Adlib Information Systems is a specialist software company with a history of service to the library, museum and archive sector. Their range of software products streamline the processes of collections and knowledge management in cultural institutions, universities and businesses all over the world.
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closed 12/10/2012 via BusinessWire

Golden Gate Capital, acquired Ex Libris Ltd.

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital announced it has successfully completed its acquisition of Ex Libris Global Holdings, a worldwide leader in the provision of library automation solutions, from Leeds Equity Partners. Under the new ownership, Ex Libris will remain an independent business based in Jerusalem, run by the current management team.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based investment firm with approximately $12 billion of capital under management. Golden Gate Capital is dedicated to partnering with world-class management teams to invest in change‑intensive, growth‑oriented businesses. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of library automation solutions, offering the only comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of all materials—print, electronic, and digital. It is dedicated to developing the market’s most inventive and creative solutions.
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closed 2/14/2008 via PR Newswire

ProQuest-CSA Corp., acquired WebFeat

synopsis: ProQuest, a Cambridge Information Group company, has acquired WebFeat, acclaimed pioneer of federated search, a technology that enables simultaneous search of all an organization's databases, dramatically increasing research productivity.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group
buyer: ProQuest-CSA Corp.
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
target: WebFeat
WebFeat is the developer of the WebFeat and WebFeat Express Search Solutions, used by more than 16,500 leading public, academic, government and Global 1000 libraries and information centers. Its tools are used by the U.S.'s largest public libraries.
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announced 5/18/2021 via PR Newswire

Clarivate plc, will acquire ProQuest LLC

synopsis: Clarivate plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, will acquire ProQuest, a global software, data, and analytics provider to academic, research, and national institutions. The acquisition will establish Clarivate as a premier provider of end-to-end research intelligence solutions.
buyer: Clarivate plc (:$1,614.03)
Clarivate is a global leader in providing solutions to accelerate the lifecycle of innovation. Clarivate helps customers discover, protect and commercialize their inventions using its trusted subscription and technology-based solutions coupled with deep domain expertise. "
target parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
target: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest is a leading global software, data, and analytics provider to academic, research, and national institutions. The company curates six centuries of content, including the world's largest collection of journals, eBooks, primary sources, dissertations, news, and video.
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closed 6/22/2016 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Alexander Street, LLC

synopsis: Alexander Street, a leading provider of streaming videos and music as well as award-winning primary source collections to libraries around the world, has joined the ProQuest family of companies. Alexander Street publishes curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target: Alexander Street, LLC
Alexander Street publishes curated, discipline-focused, primary-source collections, websites, and streaming media for learning and research. Alexander Street pairs exclusive content with the latest technology to deliver customizable products and services to libraries and their patrons worldwide.
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closed 12/15/2015 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Ex Libris Ltd.

synopsis: ProQuest, an information solutions provider, central to global research, has completed its acquisition of Ex Libris Group, a leading global provider of library automation solutions. The capabilities of ProQuest and Ex Libris span expertise in print, electronic and digital content, as well as solutions for library management and research workflows.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target parent: Golden Gate Capital
target: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries.
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closed 6/1/2015 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Coutts Information Services Limited

synopsis: ProQuest has completed the acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group. ProQuest is beginning to integrate assets such as Coutts' expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms that include not only MyiLibrary but OASIS as well.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target parent: Ingram Industries
target: Coutts Information Services Limited
Coutts Information Services Limited provides a range of physical and digital services to the book industry. It serves publishers, small presses, institutions, associations, information professionals, academic libraries, and government organizations.
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announced 8/21/2013 via Company Press Release

Nielsen, will purchase BI & Commerce Solutions from R.R. Bowker LLC

synopsis: Nielsen and R.R. Bowker, a provider of bibliographic information and management solutions, have signed a definitive agreement for Nielsen to acquire Bowker’s Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products. The Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products offer its global print and e-book sales tracking and analysis capabilities.
buyer: Nielsen (NLSN:$3,500.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
seller parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
seller: R.R. Bowker LLC
R.R. Bowker is the leading provider of bibliographic information management solutions to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. Its Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions products provide global print and e-book sales tracking and analysis capabilities.
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ProQuest LLC, acquired Ebook Library

synopsis: ProQuest has completed its acquisition of Ebook Library (EBL), significantly expanding its e-book delivery and aggregation capabilities with libraries worldwide. EBL is a leading global ebook aggregator, serving academic, corporate and research libraries worldwide.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest LLC is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based electronic publisher and microfilm publisher. It provides archives of sources such as newspapers, periodicals, dissertations, and aggregated databases of many types. Its content is estimated at 125 billion digital pages. "
target parent: Ebooks Corporation
target: Ebook Library
Ebook Library offers more than 300,000 e-books from more than 500 publishers to libraries around the world and counts some of the world's most prestigious academic and research institutions among its customers.
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Grey House Publishing, purchased Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook from R.R. Bowker LLC

synopsis: Grey House Publishing has purchased the directory and database of the Broadcasting & Cable Industry, formerly published by Bowker, an affiliated business of ProQuest. Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook's directory has been the go‐to source for station data and industry contacts in the US and Canadian broadcasting marketplace.
buyer: Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing produces and publishes reference works and information products for business, general reference, health, education, statistics and demographics. It publishes leading information products covering the Performing Arts, Food & Beverage, Venture Capital, and Sports industries. "
seller parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
seller: R.R. Bowker LLC
In print for more than seven decades as Broadcasting Yearbook and more recently, Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook, this directory has been the go‐to source for station data and industry contacts in the US and Canadian broadcasting marketplace.
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ProQuest LLC, acquired Expert Information

synopsis: ProQuest has acquired U.K.-based Expert Information, publishers of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target: Expert Information
Expert Information is a U.K.-based publisher of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
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ProQuest LLC, acquired Ebrary

synopsis: ProQuest has acquired acclaimed e-book pioneer ebrary, setting the stage for significant acceleration of the process of serious research. Founded in Palo Alto in 1999, ebrary is a fast growing leader in the rapidly evolving e-book industry, having increased its 2010 revenue by more than 30 percent over the previous year.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target: Ebrary
Founded in Palo Alto in 1999, ebrary is a fast growing leader in the rapidly evolving e-book industry that has built a reputation for providing consistent innovation that uniquely supports the research experience.
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closed 11/30/2010 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Congressional Information Services, Inc.

synopsis: ProQuest, an information firm supporting the global research community, is significantly expanding its service to government markets through the acquisition of the acclaimed Congressional Information Service (CIS®) and University Publications of America (UPA) product lines from LexisNexis.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Congressional Information Services, Inc.
Widely respected for their unique contributions to research, Congressional Information Service includes one of the world's most exhaustive online collections of legislative content and highly respected statistical works, while University Publications of America includes deep historical sets.
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ProQuest LLC, acquired IBSS

synopsis: ProQuest, an information technology firm supporting global research, has acquired the London School of Economics' classic International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS). Established in 1951, IBSS is the foremost Abstracting and Indexing database for social science and interdisciplinary research.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
target parent: London School of Economics
target: IBSS
Established in 1951, IBSS is the foremost Abstracting and Indexing database for social science and interdisciplinary research, currently holding more than 2.5 million bibliographic references to journal articles as well as to books, reviews and chapters.
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closed 6/26/2009 via Company Press Release

ProQuest LLC, purchased Microfilming Assets from National Archive Publishing Company

synopsis: ProQuest, who recently released the innovative web-based microfilm viewing service, Digital Microfilm™, has acquired assets related to the microfilming of newspapers, collections, and dissertations from National Archive Publishing Company, formerly a key supplier of microfilm services to ProQuest.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
seller: National Archive Publishing Company
National Archive Publishing Company specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. Their main customers are libraries, universities, students, professors, and others who need access to quality information.
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closed 7/2/2008 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired The Dialog Corporation plc

synopsis: ProQuest has closed on its agreement to acquire the Dialog(R) business from ThomsonReuters and named industry veteran Suzanne BeDell as Dialog General Manager. Ms. BeDell will report to ProQuest CEO Marty Kahn.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: The Dialog Corporation plc (:$283.40)
The Dialog portfolio of products and services, including Dialog® and DataStar®, offers organizations the ability to precisely retrieve data from more than 1.4 billion unique records of key information, accessible via the Internet or through delivery to enterprise intranets.
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closed 2/14/2008 via PR Newswire

ProQuest-CSA Corp., acquired WebFeat

synopsis: ProQuest, a Cambridge Information Group company, has acquired WebFeat, acclaimed pioneer of federated search, a technology that enables simultaneous search of all an organization's databases, dramatically increasing research productivity.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group
buyer: ProQuest-CSA Corp.
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
target: WebFeat
WebFeat is the developer of the WebFeat and WebFeat Express Search Solutions, used by more than 16,500 leading public, academic, government and Global 1000 libraries and information centers. Its tools are used by the U.S.'s largest public libraries.
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closed 2/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, acquired ProQuest Information & Learning

synopsis: Cambridge Information Group has closed its previously announced transaction with ProQuest Company and acquired ProQuest Information and Learning. CIG will combine its Bethesda-based CSA subsidiary with Ann Arbor, Mich.-based ProQuest Information and Learning to create a new, privately held independent company, ProQuest-CSA.
buyer: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Cambridge Information Group (CIG) is a family owned management and investment firm, primarily focused on education, research and information services companies. Founded in 1971, CIG continues under the same family stewardship today, with a focus on building companies for long-term success. "
target parent: Voyager Learning Company
target: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
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closed 11/17/2006 via Company Press Release

Grey House Publishing, acquired Micromedia

synopsis: ProQuest Information and Learning announced the sale of its directories program, published by Toronto-based Micromedia ProQuest, to Grey House Publishing of Millerton, New York.
buyer: Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing produces and publishes information products in the business, health, statistical, and demographic fields. It publishes covering the Mail Order, Food & Beverage, Venture Capital, and Security industries, as well as several databases in the Health and Education fields. "
target parent: Voyager Learning Company
target: Micromedia
Micromedia ProQuest is Canada's leading publisher and distributor of proprietary and third-party financial, bibliographic, and directory database products for the academic, corporate K-12 and library markets.
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closed 10/31/2005 via PR Newswire

National Archive Publishing Company, purchased UMI(R) Periodicals in Microform, XanEdu(R) and the Microfilm and Digitization Service operations from ProQuest Information & Learning

synopsis: National Archive Publishing Company (NAPC), has acquired three existing and established business operations from ProQuest Information and Learning. The businesses are UMI(R) Periodicals in Microform, XanEdu(R) and the Microfilm and Digitization Service operations.
buyer: National Archive Publishing Company
National Archive Publishing Company specializes in preservation, custom publishing, and other services that enhance and ensure access to scholarly information. Their main customers are libraries, universities, students, professors, and others who need access to quality information. "
seller parent: Voyager Learning Company
seller: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
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closed 3/1/2005 via PR Newswire

ProQuest Information & Learning, acquired ExploreLearning, Inc.

synopsis: ProQuest Information and Learning has acquired ExploreLearning, producers of the world's largest online simulation library for math and science education. With an objective of helping learners make sense of complex scientific and mathematical principles, ExploreLearning offers modular, interactive math and science simulations (manipulatives) for te
buyer parent: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
buyer: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
target: ExploreLearning, Inc.
[JSF 1/10/02]: ExploreLearning is an online educational publisher working with educators and publishers to develop tools and content for web-based teaching and learning. Our mission is to deliver richly interactive learning experiences for middle school, high school, and introductory-level college
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announced 5/18/2021 via PR Newswire

Clarivate plc, will acquire ProQuest LLC

synopsis: Clarivate plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, will acquire ProQuest, a global software, data, and analytics provider to academic, research, and national institutions. The acquisition will establish Clarivate as a premier provider of end-to-end research intelligence solutions.
buyer: Clarivate plc (:$1,614.03)
Clarivate is a global leader in providing solutions to accelerate the lifecycle of innovation. Clarivate helps customers discover, protect and commercialize their inventions using its trusted subscription and technology-based solutions coupled with deep domain expertise. "
target parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
target: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest is a leading global software, data, and analytics provider to academic, research, and national institutions. The company curates six centuries of content, including the world's largest collection of journals, eBooks, primary sources, dissertations, news, and video.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,324 [$5,324]
rev ($mm)
$876
EBITDA ($mm)
$250
EV / rev
6.1x
EV / EBITDA
21.3x
closed 2/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, acquired ProQuest Information & Learning

synopsis: Cambridge Information Group has closed its previously announced transaction with ProQuest Company and acquired ProQuest Information and Learning. CIG will combine its Bethesda-based CSA subsidiary with Ann Arbor, Mich.-based ProQuest Information and Learning to create a new, privately held independent company, ProQuest-CSA.
buyer: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Cambridge Information Group (CIG) is a family owned management and investment firm, primarily focused on education, research and information services companies. Founded in 1971, CIG continues under the same family stewardship today, with a focus on building companies for long-term success. "
target parent: Voyager Learning Company
target: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary.
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closed 5/14/2013 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Ebook Library

synopsis: ProQuest has completed its acquisition of Ebook Library (EBL), significantly expanding its e-book delivery and aggregation capabilities with libraries worldwide. EBL is a leading global ebook aggregator, serving academic, corporate and research libraries worldwide.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest LLC is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based electronic publisher and microfilm publisher. It provides archives of sources such as newspapers, periodicals, dissertations, and aggregated databases of many types. Its content is estimated at 125 billion digital pages. "
target parent: Ebooks Corporation
target: Ebook Library
Ebook Library offers more than 300,000 e-books from more than 500 publishers to libraries around the world and counts some of the world's most prestigious academic and research institutions among its customers.
price ($mm)
$30
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announced 8/8/2007 via PR Newswire

Facts On File, Inc., will acquire Facts On File News Service

synopsis: Facts On File, Inc., a leading provider of print and electronic reference products for the school and library markets, has reached agreement with The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. to acquire the assets of the Facts On File News Services.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Facts On File, Inc.
Facts On File is recognized as one of the leading print and electronic publishers of general reference materials for the school and library markets. Its product formats include single and multi-volume books, online databases, loose-leaf binders and CD-ROMs. "
target parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
target: Facts On File News Service
Facts On File News Services publishes six subscription services, in addition to delivering the Facts on File World News Digest database in a variety of electronic formats. All of these products deliver current events information to libraries which is authoritative, stimulating and easily accessible.
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closed 6/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Publons

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics announced the acquisition of Publons, a company that was founded to address the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$1,614.03)
Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas, faster. "
target: Publons
Publons was founded in 2012 to address the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development. They work with peer reviewers, editors, and publishers to motivate reviewers by giving credit for peer review.
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