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announced 6/25/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP, will acquire Gareth Stevens, Inc.

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (RDA) has reached an agreement to sell the assets of Gareth Stevens, Inc., to Roger Rosen, owner and CEO of Rosen Publishing, and Gary Spears, a co-founder of Gareth Stevens in 1984. Under the agreement, the assets will be sold to a new entity, Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP.
buyer: Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP
Gareth Stevens, Inc. is a leading international publisher and distributor of educational and entertaining children's books and a distributor of multimedia products. Gareth Stevens, Inc. produces and distributes over 600 titles to schools and libraries in print and CD-ROM. "
target parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
target: Gareth Stevens, Inc.
Gareth Stevens, Inc. is a leading international publisher and distributor of educational and entertaining children's books and a distributor of multimedia products. Gareth Stevens, Inc. produces and distributes over 600 titles to schools and libraries in print and CD-ROM.
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closed 1/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Lightswitch Learning, acquired Scobre Press

synopsis: Lightswitch Learning, a national K-12 publisher and sales organization, has acquired high-interest educational publisher, Scobre Press. A publisher of high-interest fiction and nonfiction devoted to serving striving readers, Scobre Press has a catalog of more than 100 fiction and nonfiction titles that students have enjoyed for over 15 years.
buyer parent: Sussman Sales Company
buyer: Lightswitch Learning
Lightswitch Learning is a national K-12 sales organization that provides schools, teachers, parents, and students with resources on family engagement, social-emotional learning, career exploration and much more. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York City, New York. "
target: Scobre Press
Scobre’s library consists of over 100 fiction and nonfiction titles, each available on two reading levels. Scobre has sold hundreds of thousands of its books to elementary, middle, and high schools across the country. Scobre Press Corporation was founded in 1999 and is based in Seattle, WA.
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closed 4/19/2005 via PR Newswire

The Wicks Group, acquired EMC Corporation

synopsis: Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm, today announced that its affiliate, Wicks Educational Publishing, LLC, has completed the acquisition of EMC Corporation, an independent educational publisher, for $21.00 per share, or a total purchase price of $44.1 million.
buyer: The Wicks Group
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. "
target: EMC Corporation
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages.
price ($mm)
$44
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Taylor & Francis Group, acquired M.E. Sharpe, Inc.

synopsis: M.E. Sharpes, a higher education academic books and journals company has been acquired by Taylor & Francis Group, a subsidiary of Informa plc. M.E. Sharpe publishes textbooks and general interest books for the higher education market, with particular strength in economics, marketing and politics and current affairs.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis is a leading international academic publisher. Operating from a network of 20 global offices, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,500 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles. "
target: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
M.E. Sharpe publishes textbooks and general interest books for the higher education market, with particular strength in economics, marketing and politics and current affairs. M.E. Sharpe also publishes both original works and translations in Asian and East European studies.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Isabella Products, Inc., acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC

synopsis: Isabella Products, Inc., the developer of the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents and teachers, announced that it has acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC, a leading publisher and distributor of exclusive, high-quality eBooks delivered through its content platform and award-winning StarWalk Reader™.
buyer: Isabella Products, Inc.
Isabella developed the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents, and teachers in conjunction with its school and non-profit pilot programs. Fable's interface gives a child the freedom to explore, learn, play, create, and safely share within their own private network, managed by an adult. "
target parent: Seymour Science, LLC
target: StarWalk Kids Media LLC
StarWalk Kids Media is a leading digital learning company, setting new standards in EdTech software and the creation and delivery of narrated children's eBooks in the U.S. and abroad. The cloud-based StarWalk Reader™ and content delivery platform offer schools and libraries access to preK-8 eBooks.
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closed 4/20/2022 via PR Newswire

Brookes Publishing Co., Inc., acquired Caslon Publishing

synopsis: Brookes Publishing, a leading provider of evidence-based assessments, textbooks, and training for professionals in early childhood, special education, and communication, language, and literacy, has acquired the complete list of titles from Caslon Publishing, a trusted publisher of books on multilingual language and literacy education.
buyer: Brookes Publishing Co., Inc.
Brookes Publishing is an independent publishing company. Founded in 1978, Brookes has been the premier publisher of practical, research-based resources that support children’s healthy development and boost the learning and success of all people, with and without disabilities. "
target: Caslon Publishing
Caslon Publishing is an independent publisher. They publish texts for professional educators that address contemporary challenges across a wide range of contexts in language and literacy education, and its work actively promotes multilingualism and intercultural communication.
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closed 6/26/2017 via PR Web

Certica Solutions, acquired Unbound Concepts

synopsis: Certica Solutions, provider of the Certica Connect™ edtech platform-as-a-service (PaaS), announced the acquisition of Baltimore-based Unbound Concepts, innovator of the Artifact™ application which provides educators, librarians, readers and curriculum buyers with a better way to search, browse and discover books.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica is the innovator of the Certica Connect™ platform-as-a-service which provides application interoperability and centralized integration, access and enrichment of education data, metadata and content. "
target: Unbound Concepts
Baltimore-based Unbound Concepts is the innovator of the Artifact™ application which provides educators, librarians, readers and curriculum buyers with a better way to search, browse and discover books. Artifact embodies a unique taxonomy of over 700 terms.
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closed 5/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Channel One News

synopsis: Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced the acquisition of Channel One News, a digital content provider dedicated to encouraging kids to be informed, digitally-savvy global citizens.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,050.80)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. HMH is among the world's largest providers of pre-K--12 education solutions. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Channel One News
Channel One News is a digital content provider focused on encouraging kids to be informed, digital-savvy global citizens. The show is a daily news program with supplementary educational resources to help students, teachers and parents interpret the news of the day and spark important conversations.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/23/2007 via BusinessWire

Alloy, Inc., acquired Channel One Communications Corp.

synopsis: Alloy, Inc., a nontraditional media company, has acquired the operating assets of Channel One Communications Corporation from Primedia, Inc., by assuming certain liabilities of Channel One. The fair market value of the assets acquired is approximately the value of the assumed liabilities.
buyer: Alloy, Inc. (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Channel One Communications Corp.
Channel One’s mission is to be a leading provider of news and public affairs content to America’s secondary schools. Channel One produces and delivers quality programming, which has won two George Foster Peabody Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism, for both the classroom and the web.
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closed 6/11/2021 via BNC Analysis

Course Hero, acquired LitCharts

synopsis: Course Hero, an online platform providing educational resources to help students learn more effectively, has acquired LitCharts, the world's best literary resource, with hundreds of literature guides, literary terms, and modern English translations of every Shakespeare play. Millions of students and teachers read LitCharts every month.
buyer: Course Hero
Course Hero is an online platform providing educational resources to help students learn more effectively. Whether exploring new subjects or mastering key topics, Course Hero provides interested learners with the tools they need to achieve their goals. "
target: LitCharts
Created by the original editors of SparkNotes, LitCharts is the world's best literary resource, with hundreds of literature guides, literary terms, and modern English translations of every Shakespeare play. Millions of students and teachers read LitCharts every month.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/25/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP, will acquire Gareth Stevens, Inc.

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (RDA) has reached an agreement to sell the assets of Gareth Stevens, Inc., to Roger Rosen, owner and CEO of Rosen Publishing, and Gary Spears, a co-founder of Gareth Stevens in 1984. Under the agreement, the assets will be sold to a new entity, Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP.
buyer: Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP
Gareth Stevens, Inc. is a leading international publisher and distributor of educational and entertaining children's books and a distributor of multimedia products. Gareth Stevens, Inc. produces and distributes over 600 titles to schools and libraries in print and CD-ROM. "
target parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
target: Gareth Stevens, Inc.
Gareth Stevens, Inc. is a leading international publisher and distributor of educational and entertaining children's books and a distributor of multimedia products. Gareth Stevens, Inc. produces and distributes over 600 titles to schools and libraries in print and CD-ROM.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/25/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP, will acquire Gareth Stevens, Inc.

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (RDA) has reached an agreement to sell the assets of Gareth Stevens, Inc., to Roger Rosen, owner and CEO of Rosen Publishing, and Gary Spears, a co-founder of Gareth Stevens in 1984. Under the agreement, the assets will be sold to a new entity, Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP.
buyer: Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP
Gareth Stevens, Inc. is a leading international publisher and distributor of educational and entertaining children's books and a distributor of multimedia products. Gareth Stevens, Inc. produces and distributes over 600 titles to schools and libraries in print and CD-ROM. "
target parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
target: Gareth Stevens, Inc.
Gareth Stevens, Inc. is a leading international publisher and distributor of educational and entertaining children's books and a distributor of multimedia products. Gareth Stevens, Inc. produces and distributes over 600 titles to schools and libraries in print and CD-ROM.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/25/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP, will acquire Gareth Stevens, Inc.

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (RDA) has reached an agreement to sell the assets of Gareth Stevens, Inc., to Roger Rosen, owner and CEO of Rosen Publishing, and Gary Spears, a co-founder of Gareth Stevens in 1984. Under the agreement, the assets will be sold to a new entity, Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP.
buyer: Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP
Gareth Stevens, Inc. is a leading international publisher and distributor of educational and entertaining children's books and a distributor of multimedia products. Gareth Stevens, Inc. produces and distributes over 600 titles to schools and libraries in print and CD-ROM. "
target parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
target: Gareth Stevens, Inc.
Gareth Stevens, Inc. is a leading international publisher and distributor of educational and entertaining children's books and a distributor of multimedia products. Gareth Stevens, Inc. produces and distributes over 600 titles to schools and libraries in print and CD-ROM.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Lightswitch Learning, acquired Scobre Press

synopsis: Lightswitch Learning, a national K-12 publisher and sales organization, has acquired high-interest educational publisher, Scobre Press. A publisher of high-interest fiction and nonfiction devoted to serving striving readers, Scobre Press has a catalog of more than 100 fiction and nonfiction titles that students have enjoyed for over 15 years.
buyer parent: Sussman Sales Company
buyer: Lightswitch Learning
Lightswitch Learning is a national K-12 sales organization that provides schools, teachers, parents, and students with resources on family engagement, social-emotional learning, career exploration and much more. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York City, New York. "
target: Scobre Press
Scobre’s library consists of over 100 fiction and nonfiction titles, each available on two reading levels. Scobre has sold hundreds of thousands of its books to elementary, middle, and high schools across the country. Scobre Press Corporation was founded in 1999 and is based in Seattle, WA.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/19/2005 via PR Newswire

The Wicks Group, acquired EMC Corporation

synopsis: Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm, today announced that its affiliate, Wicks Educational Publishing, LLC, has completed the acquisition of EMC Corporation, an independent educational publisher, for $21.00 per share, or a total purchase price of $44.1 million.
buyer: The Wicks Group
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. "
target: EMC Corporation
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages.
price ($mm)
$44
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Taylor & Francis Group, acquired M.E. Sharpe, Inc.

synopsis: M.E. Sharpes, a higher education academic books and journals company has been acquired by Taylor & Francis Group, a subsidiary of Informa plc. M.E. Sharpe publishes textbooks and general interest books for the higher education market, with particular strength in economics, marketing and politics and current affairs.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis is a leading international academic publisher. Operating from a network of 20 global offices, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,500 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles. "
target: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
M.E. Sharpe publishes textbooks and general interest books for the higher education market, with particular strength in economics, marketing and politics and current affairs. M.E. Sharpe also publishes both original works and translations in Asian and East European studies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Isabella Products, Inc., acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC

synopsis: Isabella Products, Inc., the developer of the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents and teachers, announced that it has acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC, a leading publisher and distributor of exclusive, high-quality eBooks delivered through its content platform and award-winning StarWalk Reader™.
buyer: Isabella Products, Inc.
Isabella developed the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents, and teachers in conjunction with its school and non-profit pilot programs. Fable's interface gives a child the freedom to explore, learn, play, create, and safely share within their own private network, managed by an adult. "
target parent: Seymour Science, LLC
target: StarWalk Kids Media LLC
StarWalk Kids Media is a leading digital learning company, setting new standards in EdTech software and the creation and delivery of narrated children's eBooks in the U.S. and abroad. The cloud-based StarWalk Reader™ and content delivery platform offer schools and libraries access to preK-8 eBooks.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/20/2022 via PR Newswire

Brookes Publishing Co., Inc., acquired Caslon Publishing

synopsis: Brookes Publishing, a leading provider of evidence-based assessments, textbooks, and training for professionals in early childhood, special education, and communication, language, and literacy, has acquired the complete list of titles from Caslon Publishing, a trusted publisher of books on multilingual language and literacy education.
buyer: Brookes Publishing Co., Inc.
Brookes Publishing is an independent publishing company. Founded in 1978, Brookes has been the premier publisher of practical, research-based resources that support children’s healthy development and boost the learning and success of all people, with and without disabilities. "
target: Caslon Publishing
Caslon Publishing is an independent publisher. They publish texts for professional educators that address contemporary challenges across a wide range of contexts in language and literacy education, and its work actively promotes multilingualism and intercultural communication.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/26/2017 via PR Web

Certica Solutions, acquired Unbound Concepts

synopsis: Certica Solutions, provider of the Certica Connect™ edtech platform-as-a-service (PaaS), announced the acquisition of Baltimore-based Unbound Concepts, innovator of the Artifact™ application which provides educators, librarians, readers and curriculum buyers with a better way to search, browse and discover books.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica is the innovator of the Certica Connect™ platform-as-a-service which provides application interoperability and centralized integration, access and enrichment of education data, metadata and content. "
target: Unbound Concepts
Baltimore-based Unbound Concepts is the innovator of the Artifact™ application which provides educators, librarians, readers and curriculum buyers with a better way to search, browse and discover books. Artifact embodies a unique taxonomy of over 700 terms.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Channel One News

synopsis: Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced the acquisition of Channel One News, a digital content provider dedicated to encouraging kids to be informed, digitally-savvy global citizens.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,050.80)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. HMH is among the world's largest providers of pre-K--12 education solutions. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Channel One News
Channel One News is a digital content provider focused on encouraging kids to be informed, digital-savvy global citizens. The show is a daily news program with supplementary educational resources to help students, teachers and parents interpret the news of the day and spark important conversations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/23/2007 via BusinessWire

Alloy, Inc., acquired Channel One Communications Corp.

synopsis: Alloy, Inc., a nontraditional media company, has acquired the operating assets of Channel One Communications Corporation from Primedia, Inc., by assuming certain liabilities of Channel One. The fair market value of the assets acquired is approximately the value of the assumed liabilities.
buyer: Alloy, Inc. (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Channel One Communications Corp.
Channel One’s mission is to be a leading provider of news and public affairs content to America’s secondary schools. Channel One produces and delivers quality programming, which has won two George Foster Peabody Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism, for both the classroom and the web.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/11/2021 via BNC Analysis

Course Hero, acquired LitCharts

synopsis: Course Hero, an online platform providing educational resources to help students learn more effectively, has acquired LitCharts, the world's best literary resource, with hundreds of literature guides, literary terms, and modern English translations of every Shakespeare play. Millions of students and teachers read LitCharts every month.
buyer: Course Hero
Course Hero is an online platform providing educational resources to help students learn more effectively. Whether exploring new subjects or mastering key topics, Course Hero provides interested learners with the tools they need to achieve their goals. "
target: LitCharts
Created by the original editors of SparkNotes, LitCharts is the world's best literary resource, with hundreds of literature guides, literary terms, and modern English translations of every Shakespeare play. Millions of students and teachers read LitCharts every month.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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