Like Edusoft, Inc.

closed 12/8/2003 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Company, acquired Edusoft, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company today announced the acquisition of Edusoft, a San Francisco, California based assessment platform provider. Edusoft, founded in 2000, provides a unique standards-based assessment platform that helps school districts improve student achievement through better access to performance data and instructional tools.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
target: Edusoft, Inc.
Edusoft is a web-based assessment platform. We help school districts, administrators, teachers and parents track student performance on state standards through three kinds of tests: state exams, district benchmarks, and in-class teacher tests.
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closed 7/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Infobase, purchased Professional Development and Training Platform from Hoonuit

synopsis: Infobase has announced the acquisition of Hoonuit's Professional Development and Training Platform, the leading solution for educators needing to improve student learning and meet district, state, and department objectives.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Infobase
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is a leading provider of award-winning digital reference content to the school and library community. Infobase provides students, educators, and librarians with a broad range of products that both enhance and enrich the learning experience. "
seller parent: Renovus Capital
seller: Hoonuit
The acquisition includes Hoonuit's Professional Development and Training Platform, the leading solution for educators needing to improve student learning and meet district, state, and department objectives. Hoonuit is a leading provider of data management and analytics solutions in education.
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closed 10/19/2018 via Company Press Release

LRNG merged with Southern New Hampshire University,

synopsis: Southern New Hampshire University and LRNG, two of the largest and most innovative education organizations in the country, are merging to build a learning and workforce solution for cities and employers across the U.S. LRNG's platform immerses youth in rich playlists and curated educational content to help plan paths to success.
buyer: Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution. Now serving more than 100,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers more than 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. "
target: LRNG
LRNG's goal is to enable young people to define their purpose and find paths to success. LRNG's platform immerses youth in connected communities of practice. Through rich playlists and curated content, youth earn digital badges that unlock opportunities like micro-scholarships, internships and more.
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closed 3/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Authess

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Authess
Authess is a developer that uniquely leverages technology to measure an individual’s ability to solve complex, real-world problems. The Authess platform supports authoring, delivery, analysis, and reporting of authentic, performance-based assessment.
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closed 7/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, acquired School Improvement Network

synopsis: Frontline Education, an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 Educational Organizations, announced the acquisition of School Improvement Network, a professional learning provider for educators. They are driven by a single-minded cause: to help teachers become more effective, so that 100% of students are college and career ready.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 Educational Organizations and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. "
target: School Improvement Network
School Improvement Network is a professional learning provider for educators. They are driven by a single-minded cause: to help 100% of teachers become more effective, so that 100% of students are college and career ready.
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closed 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Learners Edge, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Learners Edge, has acquired the Teaching Channel, a subscription-based software platform where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to improve student learning.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge has been committed to helping teachers reach the highest level of success in their classrooms and their careers since 2002. Learners Edge offers over 120 self-paced, continuing education courses for teachers across the country and around the world. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has over one million registered users and is known nationally for its more than 1,350 best-in-class videos of teachers in action. Teaching Channel Plus, an online K-12 professional development platform, is used by school districts nationwide.
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closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Weld North LLC, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Teaching Channel, a California non-profit organization and the premier video-based online professional learning company, announced that its operations and assets have been acquired by its management team and employees, completing its transition to a for-profit company. Investors included Weld North and members of the management team.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses. In partnership with KKR, a global alternative asset manager, Weld North makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry. "
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has more than 1,300 best-in-class videos of teachers in action, one million registered users, and a SAAS-based professional development platform that is used by K-12 school districts nationwide.
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closed 11/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Xello, acquired CASCAID Ltd.

synopsis: Xello, a leader in career development solutions, has acquired CASCAID from Loughborough University, one of Britain’s leading universities. CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information.
buyer: Xello
Xello, formerly Career Cruising, is a leader in career development solutions. Xello is an online program that helps anyone, anywhere in the world create a successful future through self-knowledge, exploration, and planning. Xello is used by over 20,000 institutions across North America. "
target parent: Loughborough University
target: CASCAID Ltd.
CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information. Their online products are used in guidance and educational organisations in the UK and internationally.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, acquired Studydrive

synopsis: StepStone, a leading online job portal in Europe has acquired Studydrive. Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that connects over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The platform enables students to share their learning materials and connect them with jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is one of the leading online job portals in Europe. Companies can find qualified specialists and executives through their site in a number of European countries. They have millions of visitors per month in Germany alone and is thus one of the most frequented online job portals in Germany. "
target: Studydrive
Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that allows over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to share their learning materials and lecture notes. They also connect students to jobs and internships once they've finished with their studies.
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closed 6/11/2008 via BusinessWire

Netop, acquired GenevaLogic

synopsis: Danish software company Netop A/S, parent company of Chicago-based Netop Tech, has acquired U.S. and Switzerland-based software company GenevaLogic. With the acquisition, Netop has consolidated its position as the world's leading provider of classroom management software.
buyer: Netop
Netop, formerly known as Danware A/S, is developing and marketing software solutions that enable swift, secure, and seamless transfer of screens, sound, and data between two or more computers. The company has three business areas, Netop Desktop Management, Netop Education and Netop Live. "
target: GenevaLogic
GenevaLogic enables educators to manage, control and optimize the use of technology to support teaching and learning. The privately held company is an international leader in active teaching systems whose Vision classroom management software is used in more than 50,000 classrooms worldwide.
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$1.82
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closed 12/8/2003 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Company, acquired Edusoft, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company today announced the acquisition of Edusoft, a San Francisco, California based assessment platform provider. Edusoft, founded in 2000, provides a unique standards-based assessment platform that helps school districts improve student achievement through better access to performance data and instructional tools.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
target: Edusoft, Inc.
Edusoft is a web-based assessment platform. We help school districts, administrators, teachers and parents track student performance on state standards through three kinds of tests: state exams, district benchmarks, and in-class teacher tests.
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closed 6/2/2008 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Houghton Mifflin College Division

synopsis: Cengage Learning, one of the leading providers of print and digital instructional and reference materials for the academic, professional and library markets, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Houghton Mifflin College Division (HM College).
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
target parent: Education Media and Publishing Group Limited
target: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Houghton Mifflin's College Division makes knowledge accessible and meaningful to learners at four-year, community and career colleges. The division also has an inclusive approach to content and pedagogy and also publishes textbooks, study guides, technology tools, and other materials.
price ($mm)
$750
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closed 12/13/2007 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Company, acquired Harcourt, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company and its parent, Education Media and Publishing Group Limited, announced that Houghton Mifflin has completed the acquisition of the Harcourt Education, Harcourt Trade and Greenwood-Heinemann divisions from Reed Elsevier.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Harcourt, Inc. (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class pre-K–12 educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators
price ($mm)
$4,000
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$1,637
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closed 12/22/2006 via BusinessWire

HM Rivergroup PLC, acquired Houghton Mifflin Company

synopsis: HM Rivergroup PLC, a newly-formed Irish public limited company, has completed the acquisitions of Houghton Mifflin Holding Company, Inc. With the transaction now completed, HM Rivergroup PLC will change its name to Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC.
buyer: HM Rivergroup PLC
Education Media and Publishing Group Limited publishes textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and educational materials for elementary and secondary schools, and colleges. It also publishes reference works, and fiction and nonfiction works for adults and young readers. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age.
price ($mm)
$3,360
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$1,209
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$350
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closed 5/31/2006 via

Houghton Mifflin Company, purchased SkillsTutor from Achievement Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company announced an agreement with Achievement Technologies, Inc. (ATI), a privately held educational software solution and service company, to acquire all of ATI's research-based instructional products for $18.5 million in cash.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
seller: Achievement Technologies, Inc.
Achievement Technologies is a privately held educational software solution and service company founded in the fall of 1999, focusing primarily on the K-12 school market with a secondary focus on the school-to-work and adult basic skills market.
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closed 1/23/2006 via PR Newswire

Pearson (VUE), acquired Promissor, Inc.

synopsis: Pearson, the international media and education company, announced the acquisition of Promissor, a leading professional testing business, from Houghton Mifflin Company for $42m in cash.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson (VUE)
Pearson VUE provides innovative electronic testing solutions that enhance the performance, reliability and security of high-stakes testing programs throughout the world. Pearson VUE continually strives to provide customers with the highest level of satisfaction and convenience. "
target parent: Houghton Mifflin Company
target: Promissor, Inc.
Promissor is a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Company, a leading publisher of textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for elementary and secondary schools and colleges. Promissor is a leading provider of knowledge measurement services.
price ($mm)
$42
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closed 12/8/2003 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Company, acquired Edusoft, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company today announced the acquisition of Edusoft, a San Francisco, California based assessment platform provider. Edusoft, founded in 2000, provides a unique standards-based assessment platform that helps school districts improve student achievement through better access to performance data and instructional tools.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
target: Edusoft, Inc.
Edusoft is a web-based assessment platform. We help school districts, administrators, teachers and parents track student performance on state standards through three kinds of tests: state exams, district benchmarks, and in-class teacher tests.
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closed 10/27/2003 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Company, acquired Cognitive Concepts, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin announced today the acquisition of Cognitive Concepts, a provider of research-based, supplemental education tools. The acquisition will augment Houghton Mifflin's Great Source Education Group and compliment Houghton Mifflin's successful Nation's Choice reading program.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
target: Cognitive Concepts, Inc.
Earobics is a multisensory reading intervention solution designed to support at-risk readers and foster a safe and achievement-oriented learning environment. Earobics includes interactive software, guided instruction, student resources, teacher’s guides, and school-to-home connections.
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closed 4/21/2003 via PR Newswire

Prime Entertainment, Inc., acquired Curriculum Advantage, Inc.

synopsis: Prime has acquired 100% of the stock of Curriculum Advantage, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Company. Curriculum Advantage markets a proprietary educational software system called Classworks,(TM) installed in over 600 schools worldwide.
buyer: Prime Entertainment, Inc.
Prime Entertainment produces interactive devices for children under its Digital Blue brand. These include the Digital Movie Creator, an award-winning camcorder and software package that was a top-seller in 2002; and the QX3+ Microscope, an innovative microscope that projects magnified images onto a "
target: Curriculum Advantage, Inc.
Curriculum Advantage markets a proprietary educational software system called Classworks,(TM) installed in over 600 schools worldwide. Classworks provides elementary and middle schools with a network-based system to seamlessly manage all of their educational software.Curriculum Advantage is a divis
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closed 12/22/2006 via BusinessWire

HM Rivergroup PLC, acquired Houghton Mifflin Company

synopsis: HM Rivergroup PLC, a newly-formed Irish public limited company, has completed the acquisitions of Houghton Mifflin Holding Company, Inc. With the transaction now completed, HM Rivergroup PLC will change its name to Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC.
buyer: HM Rivergroup PLC
Education Media and Publishing Group Limited publishes textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and educational materials for elementary and secondary schools, and colleges. It also publishes reference works, and fiction and nonfiction works for adults and young readers. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age.
price ($mm)
$3,360
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$1,209
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closed 5/25/2006 via BNC Analysis

A&C Black, acquired Methuen Publishing Ltd

synopsis: An era of publishing history has come to an end with the sale by Methuen of its drama list to Bloomsbury's A&C Black division for pounds 2.35m.
buyer parent: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
buyer: A&C Black
A&C Black Publishers Limited operates as a publishing company. "
target: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Methuen Publishing is an independent publisher of drama books, play and screenplay scripts and other theatre-related titles.
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closed 6/28/2005 via Company Press Release

Behrman House, acquired A.R.E Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Behrman House Publishers, based in Springfield, NJ, today announced the acquisition of the textbook and teacher's resource titles of the Denver-based A.R.E. Publishing, Inc.
buyer: Behrman House
Behrman House is known as a publisher of quality Judaic textbooks and supplementary materials for the classroom. Our educational materials are fun, age-appropriate and pedagogically sound. Our broad-based offerings--which include Hebrew, Bible, ethics, holidays, and Israel--are designed to meet: "
target: A.R.E Publishing, Inc.
For thirty-two years A.R.E. Publishing, Inc. has provided the finest Jewish educational resources available.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Zungu Investments Company (Pty) Ltd, acquired Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd.

synopsis: Shuter and Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd, a proudly South African company has been acquired by Zungu Investments Company. Shuters publishes both educational and general books. Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd. is based in Shuters House Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal - one of nine provinces in the Republic of South Africa.
buyer: Zungu Investments Company (Pty) Ltd
Zungu Investments Co. is a deep-rooted, performance-driven investment holding company. Based in South Africa, they are a young, dynamic team of entrepreneurial professionals whose investment philosophy is guided by long-term partnerships. "
target parent: Craib Family
target: Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd.
Shuters publishes both educational and general books. Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd. is based in Shuters House Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal - one of nine provinces in the Republic of South Africa.
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closed 8/7/2008 via Company Press Release

Pearson Education, acquired Longman Nigeria Plc

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, announces the acquisition of an additional 22% stake in Longman Nigeria, taking its ownership to a controlling 51% stake, subject to regulatory approval. Longman Nigeria is a leading educational publisher in Nigeria, the largest country in Africa.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target: Longman Nigeria Plc
Longman Nigeria main business is the publication of books (book publisher), especially textbooks for the entire gamut of the educational system in Nigeria, as well as general reference and leisure reading materials.
price ($mm)
$17*
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$22
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
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3.5x
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17.9x
closed 10/25/2007 via PR Newswire

EMC/Paradigm Publishing, acquired Lawrenceville Press Inc.

synopsis: EMC Publishing, LLC, an independent educational publisher, today announced it had acquired Lawrenceville Press, Inc., a Pennington, NJ-based developer and publisher of computer applications and programming textbooks for the U.S. and Canadian school market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMC/Paradigm Publishing (:$0.00)
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. "
target: Lawrenceville Press Inc.
Lawrenceville Press Inc. publishes educational and teacher-resource materials covering computer applications and programming.
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announced 5/3/2007 via Company Press Release

Macmillan Publishers Ltd., will acquire Editorial Estrada, S.A

synopsis: Educational publisher Ángel Estrada y Compañía S.A., Argentina, has announced a non-binding acquisition agreement with publisher Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Under the deal, Macmillan will acquire Ángel Estrada’s publishing business by buying out Editorial Estrada, S.A, a company controlled by Ángel Estrada.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Macmillan Publishers Limited was founded in 1843 and is part of the German media group Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH. The Macmillan group has been established in Argentina since 1998 and is a market leader in textbooks for teaching the English language. "
target parent: Ángel Estrada & Cía S.A.
target: Editorial Estrada, S.A
Editorial Estrada, S.A, the publishing division of Ángel Estrada y Compañía S.A., provides high quality, creative educational texts and complementary teaching materials.
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closed 1/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Brill, purchased English-language Entomology List from Apollo Books

synopsis: Brill has finalized an agreement with Apollo Books to acquire the English-language Entomology publications program as well as a small number of other Biology titles. This fits well in Brill’s Biology program, building upon its systematic biology scope while bringing greater cross marketing and global distribution opportunities to the acquired list.
buyer: Brill (ENXTAM:BRILL:$39.83)
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in the fields of Ancient Near East and Egypt, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, contemporary History and History of War studies. "
seller: Apollo Books
The Entomology List from Apollo Books comprises of a number of book series, such as: Geometrid Moths of Europe, The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, Palaearctic Macrolepidopteraand Microlepidoptera of Europe. Also included are 25 forthcoming titles and over 100 backlist titles.
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announced 3/17/2010 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., will acquire NetLibrary

synopsis: OCLC and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) have signed an agreement whereby EBSCO will purchase the assets of the OCLC NetLibrary Division and the rights to license a select number of vendor-owned databases currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch service. The purchase includes the NetLibrary eBook and eAudiobook platform.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government. "
target parent: OCLC, Inc.
target: NetLibrary
NetLibrary meets that challenge as the most versatile eContent provider for libraries and publishers. It supports the most content from leading publishers, the most types of media — including eBooks and eAudiobooks — the widest audience of users and the most types of libraries.
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closed 12/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Baker & Taylor Books, purchased North American and Australian Businesses from Blackwell UK Limited

synopsis: Baker & Taylor announced it has acquired Blackwell Book Services North America and Blackwell's James Bennett bookseller. The combination of Baker & Taylor's YBP Library Services and Blackwell's North American and Australian businesses brings together the world's most respected and trusted academic and research library service providers.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor Books
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading brick and mortar retailers and Internet retailers. "
seller: Blackwell UK Limited
Blackwell U.K. Limited is a leading supplier of academic books and bibliographic support to academic and research libraries in the U.K., Europe and Africa. It is also the leading academic bookseller in the U.K. with 44 shops in retail centers and on university campuses and an online bookshop.
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closed 12/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Blackwell UK Limited, acquired Lindsay and Croft Booksellers

synopsis: Baker & Taylor Inc. announced that it has sold UK-based Lindsay and Croft Booksellers to Blackwell UK, Ltd. Lindsay and Croft provides books and collection management services to academic and research libraries in North America and worldwide.
buyer: Blackwell UK Limited
Blackwell U.K. Limited is a leading supplier of academic books and bibliographic support to academic and research libraries in the U.K., Europe and Africa. It is also the leading academic bookseller in the U.K. with 44 shops in retail centers and on university campuses and an online bookshop. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Lindsay and Croft Booksellers
Lindsay & Croft, formerly part of YBP Library Services, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and specialist libraries in North America and worldwide.
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closed 7/31/2015 via PE Hub

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Recorded Books Inc.

synopsis: Shamrock Capital Advisors LLC has acquired Recorded Books, a leading independent publisher of audiobooks in the United States, in partnership with senior management. Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library, and infotainment markets in the USA.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 23,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
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closed 1/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Recorded Books Inc.

synopsis: Wasserstein & Co., LP , on behalf of its private equity fund Wasserstein Partners III, has acquired all of the assets of Recorded Books LLC, one of the leading worldwide providers of unabridged audiobooks, digital content, and services to the library, school, and retail markets, from Haights Cross Communications, Inc.
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: Haights Cross Communications, LLC
target: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The Company owns an exclusive catalog of over 13,500 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

UBC Press, acquired Purich Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Long-time Saskatchewan publishers Purich Publishing has been acquired by UBC Press. Founded in 1992, Purich Publishing Ltd. is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based publisher specializing in books on Aboriginal, social justice, legal, and western Canadian issues.
buyer: UBC Press
The University of British Columbia Press (UBC Press) is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher. UBC Press' books draw on cutting-edge research, pushing the boundaries of academic discourse in innovative directions. Each year UBC Press publishes seventy new titles in a number of fields. "
target: Purich Publishing Ltd.
Founded in 1992, Purich Publishing Ltd. is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based publisher specializing in books on Aboriginal, social justice, legal, and western Canadian issues. It has focused on these areas because they reflect the interests of founding publisher, Donald Purich.
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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 6/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Applied Visual Arts Publishing

synopsis: AVA Publishing, creative publishers for the applied digital arts, has been acquired by Bloomsbury. The division includes Berg Publishers, Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare, Bristol Classical Press, Continuum and Bloomsbury Professional.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Applied Visual Arts Publishing
Applied Visual Arts Publishing, publishes between 20 and 30 books per annum for students and professionals in the applied visual arts. The books are written by leading academic authorities, and have been adopted by many hundreds of universities, colleges and higher education bodies around the world.
price ($mm)
$0.90
rev ($mm)
$3
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EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2012 via Company Description

Utah State University Press merged with University Press of Colorado,

synopsis: A merger between USU Press at Utah State University and the University Press of Colorado has been finalized and approved. As proposed, the agreement allows USU Press to remain in Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State, continuing the tradition of academic publishing and retaining the USU Press imprint.
buyer: University Press of Colorado
University Press of Colorado is a nonprofit publishing enterprise supported by Adams State College, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Regis University, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, and Western State College of Colorado. "
target parent: Utah State University
target: Utah State University Press
Utah State University Press is a refereed scholarly publisher and division of Utah State University Libraries.
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closed 7/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.

synopsis: U.K.-based Bloomsbury Publishing has acquired the academic and professional publisher Continuum International Publishing Group ("Continuum"). Continuum is a leading independent academic publisher that publishes around 600 books each year, focusing on the Humanities, Education, and Religion.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
The Continuum International Publishing Group is a leading independent academic publisher that publishes around 600 books each year, focusing on the Humanities, Education, and Religion. The company's backlist comprises some 7,000 titles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$32 [$31]
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$17
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$1
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1.8x
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31.8x
closed 1/15/2010 via BusinessWire

Courier Corporation, acquired Highcrest Media, LLC

synopsis: Courier Corporation, one of America’s leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, announced that it has acquired Highcrest Media LLC, a provider of software and solutions that streamline the production of customized textbooks for use in colleges, universities and businesses.
buyer: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation publishes, prints and sells books. Courier has two lines of business: full-service book manufacturing and specialty publishing. The Company is focused on achieving industry-leading financial performance by serving markets with above-average growth rates & strong future prospects."
target: Highcrest Media, LLC
Highcrest Media continually focuses on automating the entire business cycle of on-demand printing to streamline the process, minimize labor costs and provide for unlimited scalability.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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closed 1/2/2008 via BusinessWire

MacMillan Publishers, Inc., acquired Hayden McNeil Publishing

synopsis: Macmillan, a leading publisher of books, textbooks, magazines, and digital media, announced the acquisition of Hayden-McNeil Publishing, the leading publisher of custom textbooks and lab manuals for the higher education market based in Plymouth, Michigan.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: MacMillan Publishers, Inc.
Macmillan is a global publisher of books, magazines, textbooks, scientific information, and digital content and services. Macmillan is one of the nation’s leading publishers of education content, tools, and services for the higher education market. "
target: Hayden McNeil Publishing
Hayden-McNeil is a leading publisher of custom course materials for the Higher Education market. Founded by Patrick Olson, Hayden-McNeil partners with college educators to create, course-specific textbooks and other instructional materials based on professors’ own manuscripts and at their direction.
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