Like French Healthcare Publishing Activities

closed 9/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Galilee, purchased French Healthcare Publishing Activities from Wolters Kluwer NV

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has completed the disposal of its French healthcare publishing activities to Galilée. Their French healthcare publishing activities are part of the Legal & Regulatory portfolio, and encompass healthcare magazines and journals for pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and physicians.
buyer: Galilee
Editions Galilee is a publishing house based in Paris and founded in 1971 by Michel Delorme. They specialize in philosophy, French literature, the arts and humanities. "
seller: Wolters Kluwer NV (ENXTAM:WKL:$5,592.95)
Wolters Kluwer is a global information services company. Their French healthcare publishing activities are part of the Legal & Regulatory portfolio, and encompass healthcare magazines and journals for pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and physicians.
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announced 3/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Health Group, will acquire Elsevier Japan KK

synopsis: Omnicom Health Group will acquire the Pharma Communications business in Japan of Elsevier. Elsevier Japan KK is a leading healthcare communications business in Japan for 38 years, with a reputation for quality delivery of medical content for promotional materials and educational programs directed at doctors and patients.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Omnicom Health Group (OMC:$15,164.30)
Omnicom Health Group is a global collective of communications companies. It provides marketing services to the health and life-science industries through a combination of specialized agencies, customized client solutions, and collaborations with other Omnicom network agencies. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Elsevier Japan KK
Elsevier Japan KK is a leading healthcare communications business in Japan for 38 years, with a reputation for quality delivery of medical content for promotional materials and educational programs directed at doctors and patients.
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closed 11/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, acquired Pulsus Group Inc.

synopsis: Hyderabad-based serial entrepreneur, Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, has acquired Pulsus Group, a medical peer-review publisher that publishes the work of medical researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity.
buyer: Dr. Srinubabu Gedela
Dr. Srinubabu Gedela is a scientist and entrepreneur. Dr. Gedela started OMICS International to make healthcare and scientific information open access. He is based out of Hyderabad, India. "
target: Pulsus Group Inc.
Pulsus Group Inc, the medical peer-review publisher, publishes the work of medical researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity. Pulsus has offices in London (UK), Ontario, (Canada) and Hyderabad (India).
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announced 1/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Wilmington plc, will acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ)

synopsis: Wilmington plc has reached an agreement to acquire Health Service Journal (HSJ) from Ascential plc. HSJ is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
buyer: Wilmington plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target parent: Ascential plc
target: Health Service Journal (HSJ)
Health Service Journal (HSJ) is the UK’s pre-eminent health information, insight and networking business. HSJ comprises digital subscription product HSJ.co.uk, fast growing digital information product HSJ Intelligence, 11 annual networking events and HSJ Marketing Services.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.9x
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6.8x
closed 9/16/2016 via PR Web

Pulsus Group Inc., acquired Andrew John Publishing Inc.

synopsis: Medical Publication Major Pulsus Group takes pride in announcing the acquisition of yet another Canada based medical publisher: Andrew John Publishing. Andrew John Publishing Inc. is a trade oriented publishing house, with a sharp focus on health sciences and specializing in association and society publishing.
buyer: Pulsus Group Inc.
Pulsus Group Inc, the medical peer-review publisher, publishes the work of medical researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity. "
target: Andrew John Publishing Inc.
Andrew John Publishing Inc. is a trade oriented publishing house, with a sharp focus on health sciences and specializing in association and society publishing. Andrew John Publishing Inc. was established in 1997 and is a full service publishing house.
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closed 12/16/2015 via PR Web

Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC, acquired HMP Communications Holdings, LLC

synopsis: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC (HMP), has completed an agreement with Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE), under which current investors, Alta Communications and Antares Capital, have sold their interests in HMP to SGE. With the sale, SGE becomes HMP’s majority equity holder. HMP is a leading provider of healthcare content and events.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC
Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE) invests in growth stage companies in the information services, internet and software sectors. The firm is backed by a unique and patient capital base that allows management teams the freedom and flexibility to maximize growth. "
target: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP Communications Holdings is a multi-channel leader in healthcare content and education, with a mission to improve patent care. The company produces clinically relevant, evidence-based journals, events and accredited, continuing education for the healthcare community.
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announced 8/5/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Media, will purchase Dutch Health Portfolio from Reed Business Netherlands

synopsis: The board of Springer Media announced the intended acquisition of the Dutch healthcare publishing activities of Reed Business Netherlands. The portfolio consists of Dutch language books, events and magazines for healthcare professionals.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Springer Media
Springer Media, part of Springer Nature, is a dynamic media company that focuses on healthcare, with a long history as a medical publisher, serving students, healthcare professionals and health care management. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: Reed Business Netherlands
Reed Business Netherlands' healthcare publishing activities consists of Dutch language books, events and magazines for healthcare professionals. Reed Business Netherlands is part of Reed Business Information, which provides information and online data services to business professionals worldwide.
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closed 2/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

SAGE Publications, acquired MD Conference Express

synopsis: SAGE, the global independent scholarly and professional publisher, announced the acquisition of The Goodwin Group International, LLC, publisher of MD Conference Express®, the first publication to subject medical conference highlights to the rigorous test of peer review.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: MD Conference Express
MD Conference Express, published by The Goodwin Group International, LLC is the first publication to subject medical conference highlights to the rigorous test of peer review.
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closed 8/21/2007 via Company Press Release

Alta Communications, acquired HMP Communications, LLC

synopsis: Berkery Noyes announced today that the firm represented BG Media Investors on the sale of its portfolio company HMP Communications to Paul Mackler, Ken Fisher, and Alta Communications. Terms of the transaction, were not disclosed.
buyer: Alta Communications
Alta Communications is a Boston-based private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media and communications companies. Alta Communications has a very successful track record and is extremely active, having invested in over 100 media and telecommunications companies. "
target parent: BG Media Investors LP
target: HMP Communications, LLC
HMP Communications is a medical information provider dedicated to ensuring the availability and affordability of excellence in healthcare education. Our readers and customers range from physicians/clinicians recognized for their expertise to influential industry leaders.
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closed 3/13/2006 via PR Newswire

CMPMedica, acquired Mediworld Publications

synopsis: UBM's healthcare division, CMPMedica, has acquired Mediworld Publications, an Indian medical publisher for $844,500. This acquisition further strengthens CMPMedica's position in India as a leading healthcare media business and establishes it as the foremost provider of Drug Information Systems.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMPMedica
CMPMedica specialises in healthcare education and information for both professionals and consumers. We produce and distribute a wide range of healthcare information including medical information systems, journals, customised communications and consumer healthcare media in print, CD and net formats. "
target: Mediworld Publications
Mediworld Publication specializes in Healthcare Communications and Continuing Medical Education (CME) promotion. Its business expertise is in healthcare education and information through products, which excel in quality and innovation.
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$0.84
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closed 6/19/2019 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired Frontline Medical Communications

synopsis: WebMD, the leader in health information services for physicians, acquired Frontline Medical Communications, a medical communications company and provider of digital, print and live conference events for the healthcare industry, combining Frontline with WebMD's Medscape, the leading digital news, information, and education platform for physicians.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through their public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
target parent: M.E. Zukerman & Co.
target: Frontline Medical Communications
Frontline Medical is one of the largest medical communications companies and a leader in digital, print, and live events. With MDedge™, their integrated web portal, and audited email database, FMC meets the marketing challenges of clients with superior reach and flexible advertising programs.
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closed 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Medical Tribune Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, acquired rs media GmbH

synopsis: The Medical Tribune Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, one of the most innovative medical specialist publishers in the field of oncology and part of the specialist information section of Süddeutsche Verlag, acquires rs media GmbH. rs media GmbH is a medical scientific publisher and operator of password-protected medical online services.
buyer parent: Südwestdeutsche Medienholding GmbH
buyer: Medical Tribune Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
The Medical Tribune Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, is one of the most innovative medical specialist publishers in the field of oncology and part of the specialist information section of Süddeutsche Verlag. "
target: rs media GmbH
rs media GmbH is a medical scientific publisher and operator of password-protected medical online services. With their online portals, as well as the trade journals and the accompanying supplement, they provide general practitioners, internists, and oncologists information on current topics.
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closed 6/10/2015 via PR Web

BLR, acquired Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare

synopsis: BLR®—Business & Legal Resources—announces the acquisition of the Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) from Lionheart Publishing. Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) is a bimonthly magazine written by those directly involved in improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare.
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements. BLR’s award-winning information products include training programs, events, web portals, reports and subscription services. "
target parent: Lionheart Publishing, Inc.
target: Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
Launched in 2004, Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH) is written for and by those directly involved in improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare, including clinicians, patient safety officers, risk managers, business leaders, policy makers, educators, and commercial vendors.
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announced 11/23/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, will purchase Medicine journals from RSM Press

synopsis: SAGE, a world-leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced a landmark agreement with the Royal Society of Medicine to acquire its journal program. With immediate effect, 28 titles formerly published by the Royal Society of Medicine Press will be published by SAGE.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
seller parent: Royal Society of Medicine
seller: RSM Press
RSM Press is the publishing division of The Royal Society of Medicine. RSM Press publishes a range of sponsored publications for healthcare professionals and academics in medicine, from medical history to symposia proceedings and short guides on clinical topics.
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closed 1/19/2012 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired The Ocular Surface

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has acquired The Ocular Surface, a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the external eye and vision. As per January 2012 Elsevier will continue the publication of the quarterly journal.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: The Ocular Surface
The Ocular Surface, a quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal, is an authoritative resource that integrates and interprets major findings in diverse fields related to the ocular surface, including ophthalmology, optometry, genetics, etc.
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closed 1/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wainscot Media, LLC, acquired Imaging Technology News and Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology

synopsis: Wainscot Media has acquired Imaging Technology News (ITN) and Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) from Scranton Gillette Communications. ITN serves healthcare professionals in the fields of radiology, radiation oncology, women’s health and nuclear medicine. DAIC serves cardiologists and cardiac cath lab personnel.
buyer: Wainscot Media, LLC
Wainscot Media is a full-service communications company specializing in print, digital and live content. Wainscot helps marketers engage audiences with best-in-class custom content. "
target parent: Scranton Gillette Communications, Inc.
target: Imaging Technology News and Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology
Imaging Technology News (ITN) is a B2B trade publication that serves healthcare professionals in the fields of radiology, radiation oncology, women’s health and nuclear medicine. Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology is a magazine focused on interventional cardiology.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired PAINWeek

synopsis: U.K.-based Tarsus Group added to its expanding U.S. medical portfolio with the acquisition of PAINWeek. PAINWeek runs the leading U.S. event for pain management, which takes place annually in September in Las Vegas. Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: PAINWeek
PAINWeek is a single point of access designed specifically for practitioners, recognized as a trusted resource for the latest pain management news, information, and more. They are active in live, print, and digital realms to meet the diverse clinical and practice management needs of practitioners.
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$5.00
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closed 1/7/2014 via PR Newswire

OMICS Group, acquired International Journal of Emergency Mental Health

synopsis: OMICS Group, a peer-reviewed Open Access journal publisher and International scientific conference organizer, proudly announces the acquisition of International Journal of Emergency Health (IJEMH), a mental health emergency or mental health crisis research based journal.
buyer: OMICS Group
OMICS Group is an Open Access publication model that enables the dissemination of research articles to the global community. Thus, all articles published under Open Access can be accessed by anyone. It hosts more than 300 journals under its vast umbrella. "
target: International Journal of Emergency Mental Health
International Journal of Emergency Health (IJEMH) is a mental health emergency or mental health crisis research based journal. It was initially published by Chevron Publications and later all the rights were sold to its founding editor, Prof. Dr. George S. Everly, Jr.
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closed 5/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

Group De Boeck, acquired Solal

synopsis: De Boeck Group announced it has acquired Solal, a company that specializes in books and journals in the fields of paramedical and social studies. Solal editions can be considered references for the field of neuroscience, neuropsychology and neurology, as well as in the areas of speech therapy, occupational therapy and psychomotor.
buyer parent: Ergon Capital Partners
buyer: Group De Boeck
The De Boeck Group is a leading educational, academic, legal and business publishing company. Operating mainly in Belgium, the Group has also expanded into Luxembourg and France, and publishes works in French, Dutch and English. "
target: Solal
Solal is a publisher of specialized books and journals in the fields of paramedical and social studies. Solal editions can be considered references for the field of neuroscience, neuropsychology and neurology, as well as in the areas of speech therapy, occupational therapy and psychomotor.
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closed 12/16/2010 via BusinessWire

Vertical Health, LLC, acquired Practical Pain Management

synopsis: Vertical Health, a leading health information company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Practical Pain Management, the most prominent pain journal for the practicing pain physician. Practical Pain Management journal contains tutorial articles designed to help diagnose and treat various aspects of pain.
buyer: Vertical Health, LLC
Vertical Health’s mission is to provide patients worldwide with accurate, timely, and straightforward information about their condition. Vertical Health’s websites are trusted resources for patients and medical professionals. "
target: Practical Pain Management
Practical Pain Management is the most prominent pain journal for the practicing pain physician. Practical Pain Management journal contains tutorial articles designed to help diagnose and treat various aspects of pain.
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closed 5/14/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US, acquired Vanguard Software Corporation

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting has signed and completed an agreement to acquire Vanguard Software Corporation, a global provider of cloud-based integrated business planning (IBP) solutions. Vanguard Software serves companies of all sizes across every major industry.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting offers innovative, integrated and customer-focused solutions that support the workflow of CPAs, corporate tax and accounting departments, and auditors — enabling growth, enhancing productivity and increasing profitability. "
target: Vanguard Software Corporation
Vanguard Software is a global provider of cloud-based integrated business planning (IBP) solutions. Vanguard Software serves companies of all sizes across every major industry, helping them to improve forecasting, reduce overstocks, optimize inventory distribution, and reduce supply chain costs.
price ($mm)
$110
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
15.3x
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closed 12/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk and Compliance, acquired eOriginal, Inc.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) has acquired eOriginal, a leading provider of cloud-based digital lending software. The eOriginal platform enables lenders and their partners to create, store and manage digital assets from close through to the secondary loan market.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk and Compliance
Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance provides legal and banking professionals with solutions to ensure compliance with ever-changing regulatory and legal obligations, manage risk, increase efficiency, and produce better business outcomes. "
target: eOriginal, Inc.
eOriginal is a trusted leader in digital lending technology, serving more than 650 customers in the U.S. The eOriginal platform enables lenders and their partners to create, store and manage digital assets from close through to the secondary loan market.
price ($mm)
$231
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$31
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closed 9/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US, acquired XCM Solutions

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced that it has completed the acquisition of XCM Solutions, a cloud-based workflow solutions provider for professional tax and accounting firms.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting offers innovative, integrated and customer-focused solutions that support the workflow of CPAs, corporate tax and accounting departments, and auditors — enabling growth, enhancing productivity and increasing profitability. "
target: XCM Solutions
XCM Solutions is a cloud-based workflow solutions provider for professional tax and accounting firms. XCM solutions help firms control their workflow processes and allocate their resources in order to achieve greater efficiency, productivity and profitability.
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$162
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closed 9/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

symplr, acquired ComplyTrack

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced that it has completed the divestment of ComplyTrack, a healthcare regulatory risk and compliance solution, to symplr, a provider of cloud-based solutions for hospitals and other health facilities.
buyer parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
buyer: symplr
symplr is an industry leader in governance, risk and compliance SaaS solutions that help healthcare organizations mitigate risk and ensure compliance. symplr has a single mission: to make healthcare compliance and credentialing simpler for all constituents of the healthcare community. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: ComplyTrack
ComplyTrack is a complete healthcare regulatory risk and compliance software solution that enables users to proactively assess, communicate, and mitigate risk across the entire healthcare enterprise in the face of constant regulatory change.
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closed 1/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, acquired CGE Risk Management Solutions B.V.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has acquired Netherlands-based CGE Risk Management Solutions B.V., a leading provider of risk management software, including the industry-standard BowTieXP solution. The acquisition will extend Wolters Kluwer’s presence in the growing operational risk management software market.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
target: CGE Risk Management Solutions B.V.
Netherlands-based CGE Risk Management Solutions is a provider of risk management software. GCE's BowTieXP solution is a barrier-based risk management solution for visual and qualitative risk assessment for analyzing and communicating how high-risk scenarios around specific hazards develop.
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closed 1/15/2020 via GlobeNewswire

NCOI Group, purchased Belgian Training Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced that it has completed the divestment of its Belgian training assets to NCOI Group, the largest privately owned company in the Dutch education and training market.
buyer: NCOI Group
NCOI Education Group offers a complete range of Master programs specifically aimed at workers. In addition NCOI offers a wide range of short skill-oriented training. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The acquisition includes the Belgian training assets of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance.
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closed 9/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Ascend Learning, purchased Allied Health Titles from Wolters Kluwer Health

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health has completed the sale of certain allied health titles to Ascend Learning, LLC. The titles were part of the Health Learning, Research & Practice (HLRP) business and include print and digital books in specialties, such as dental hygiene and massage therapy.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics that enable institutions, students and employers to succeed in healthcare and other high-growth, licensure-driven professions. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Health
The acquisition includes certain allied health titles from Wolters Kluwer Health. The titles were part of the Health Learning, Research & Practice (HLRP) business and include print and digital books in specialties, such as dental hygiene and massage therapy.
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closed 5/8/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, acquired CLM Matrix

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance acquired 100% of the shares of CLM Matrix, a fast-growing provider of contract lifecycle management software. CLM Matrix will become part of GRC’s ELM Solutions unit, a market leader in legal spend and matter management software.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions
Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions is a provider of enterprise legal spend and matter management and legal analytics solutions. ELM Solutions helps corporate legal and insurance claims departments and their law firms worldwide to ensure compliance, control costs, and collaborate more effectively. "
target: CLM Matrix
CLM Matrix is the leading provider of solutions that transform the way companies manage contracts, trade agreements and other important documents that contain valuable strategic information. CLM Matrix is the only CLM solution built exclusively on the Microsoft Office SharePoint technology platform.
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$35
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$3
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announced 10/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, will acquire eVision Industry Software

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced that it has acquired eVision Industry Software BV, a global provider of industrial operational risk management software. eVision offers innovative solutions that improve the way the oil, gas and petrochemical industries operate on a global scale.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
target: eVision Industry Software
eVision Industry Software is a global leader in industrial operational risk management (IORM) software and offers innovative solutions that improve the way the oil, gas and petrochemical industries operate on a global scale.
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$145
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announced 3/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, will acquire Firecracker, Inc.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Firecracker, an adaptive learning, assessment, and study-planning solution used by more than 20 percent of U.S. medical students.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that support clinicians, patients, researchers and students with advanced clinical decision support, learning and research and clinical intelligence. "
target: Firecracker, Inc.
Founded in 2009, Firecracker uses a technology- and data-driven approach to improve medical student learning in preparation for high stakes exams, including the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
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closed 3/12/2018 via BusinessWire

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., acquired Provation Medical, Inc.

synopsis: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., a leading private investment firm, announced that it has acquired Provation Medical, Inc., a leading software solution provider for intelligent procedure documentation, from Wolters Kluwer.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a leading private investment firm. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational improvement approach. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Provation Medical, Inc.
ProVation Medical is the U.S. market-leader in gastroenterology procedure documentation software and is also a major supplier of order sets to hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.
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$181
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announced 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Karnov Group AB, will purchase Swedish Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has agreed to sell certain Swedish publishing and trade services assets to Karnov Group. The Swedish assets to be sold include legal and regulatory information, in print and digital formats, as well as printing and distribution services.
buyer parent: Rothschild
buyer: Karnov Group AB (OM:KAR:$92.68)
The Karnov Group serves leading legal, tax and accounting professionals in Sweden and Denmark with online research solutions, continued legal education, and decision support tools for improved client advisory, and continuously invests in new technology. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The Swedish assets to be sold include legal and regulatory information, in print and digital formats, as well as printing and distribution services. Wolters Kluwer N.V. is a global leader in information services and solutions.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer NV, acquired Adsolut

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announces that it has signed and completed the acquisition of Adsolut, a fast-growing provider of collaborative tax and accounting solutions for tax advisors and their clients in Belgium. The company offers an integrated, modular software suite, that enables online collaboration between accountants and their clients.
buyer: Wolters Kluwer NV (ENXTAM:WKL:$5,592.95)
Wolters Kluwer is a leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax & accounting, finance, risk & compliance, and legal sectors. They help customers make critical decisions by providing solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized tech and services."
target: Adsolut
Founded in 2007, Adsolut offers an integrated, modular software suite, that enables online collaboration between accountants and their small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients.
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announced 7/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Peninsula Business Services Group, will purchase Certain UK Publishing Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announces that it has reached agreement on the divestment of certain UK information and publishing assets to the Peninsula Business Services Group. The assets include information services for HR, health & safety, and compliance professionals and online and print publications for accountants and tax consultants.
buyer: Peninsula Business Services Group
The Peninsula Business Services Group is a leading U.K. provider of employment law, HR, health & safety and tax consultancy services. Since 1983 Peninsula has been providing professional services to small businesses across the UK. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer. Some of their UK Publishing Assets include information services for HR, health & safety, and compliance professionals and online and print publications for accountants and tax consultants.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/6/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US, acquired Tagetik

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, a company that supports the workflow of CPAs, corporate tax and accounting departments and auditors, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tagetik, a leading global provider of corporate performance management software and services to mid- and large size corporations.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting offers innovative, integrated and customer-focused solutions that support the workflow of CPAs, corporate tax and accounting departments, and auditors — enabling growth, enhancing productivity and increasing profitability. "
target: Tagetik
Founded in 1986, Tagetik is a market leader in corporate performance management solutions, supporting the workflow of the Office of the CFO, including financial and operational budgeting and planning, consolidation and close process, financial modeling, analytics and reporting.
price ($mm)
$317
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/4/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, will acquire Emmi Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a global provider of healthcare information and point of care solutions, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Emmi Solutions, one of the leading U.S. providers of patient engagement solutions. Emmi is a leading provider of comprehensive and interactive patient engagement solutions.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
A division of Wolters Kluwer N.V., Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry. "
target: Emmi Solutions, LLC
Emmi Solutions is the pioneer of outcomes-driven patient engagement. Emmi offers a complete solution that engages patients and has repeatedly shown that it can improve clinical and financial outcomes.
price ($mm)
$170
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Reynolds & Reynolds, will purchase indirect loan origination solutions from Wolters Kluwer NV

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer signed an agreement to sell its indirect loan origination solutions, including their AppOne software, Risk Mitigation Services and Bankers Systems Indirect lending compliance documents to Reynolds and Reynolds, a leading provider of software, compliance forms and services to U.S. automotive dealers and lenders.
buyer: Reynolds & Reynolds
Reynolds and Reynolds is a leading provider of automobile dealership software, documents, and services to help dealerships deliver better business results and transform the customer experience. "
seller: Wolters Kluwer NV (ENXTAM:WKL:$5,592.95)
The indirect loan origination solutions include AppOne, Risk Mitigation Services and Bankers Systems Indirect lending compliance documents. AppOne® workflow platform streamlines and automates the traditional tasks of processing an indirect loan application.
price ($mm)
$36
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closed 6/1/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US, acquired CPE Link

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced that it has signed and completed an agreement to acquire CPE Link, a leading online provider of continuing professional education (CPE) for accountants, tax preparers, and financial advisors. The acquisition will expand and complement Wolters Kluwer's existing learning portfolio.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US (CCHGroup.com) is a leading provider of software solutions and local expertise that helps tax, accounting, and audit professionals research and navigate complex regulations, comply with legislation, manage their businesses and advice clients. "
target: CPE Link
CPE Link offers online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for accounting and finance professionals via live webcasts, and multi-media, mobile friendly on-demand courses. CPE Link instructors are all tax professionals, who are experts in their fields and have many years of practical experience.
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closed 7/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, acquired Enablon

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announces that it has completed the acquisition of compliance software provider Enablon. Enablon is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety and sustainability and operational risk management software and SaaS solutions, serving major corporations worldwide across a range of industries.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
target: Enablon
Enablon is the world’s leading provider of Sustainability, EH&S and Operational Risk Management Software. More than 1,000 global companies and 1 million users rely on Enablon solutions to manage their environmental and social performance, minimize risks and improve profitability.
price ($mm)
$279
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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closed 9/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Galilee, purchased French Healthcare Publishing Activities from Wolters Kluwer NV

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has completed the disposal of its French healthcare publishing activities to Galilée. Their French healthcare publishing activities are part of the Legal & Regulatory portfolio, and encompass healthcare magazines and journals for pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and physicians.
buyer: Galilee
Editions Galilee is a publishing house based in Paris and founded in 1971 by Michel Delorme. They specialize in philosophy, French literature, the arts and humanities. "
seller: Wolters Kluwer NV (ENXTAM:WKL:$5,592.95)
Wolters Kluwer is a global information services company. Their French healthcare publishing activities are part of the Legal & Regulatory portfolio, and encompass healthcare magazines and journals for pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and physicians.
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announced 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co. KG, will acquire Böhlau Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Böhlau Verlag is being sold to Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, the family publisher from Göttingen, Germany. Böhlau is one of the big old names in German language humanities publishing that reach back to the 17th century. Böhlau is based in Vienna, Austria and Cologne, Germany.
buyer: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co. KG
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in Göttingen, Germany, has been publishing academic literature since 1735. More than 250 new books are published annually. Traditionally, the publisher’s expertise is in the humanities, especially in academic literature for theology and religion, history and other humanities. "
target: Böhlau Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Böhlau Verlag is a book and magazine publisher based in Vienna, Austria and Cologne, Germany. Böhlau is one of the big old names in German language humanities publishing that reach back to the 17th century.
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announced 12/16/2015 via Company Press Release

Hachette Livre SA, will acquire Editions Kero

synopsis: Hachette Livre, a company that publishes and distributes consumer books, is acquiring Editions Kero, a company that Kero publishes twenty titles per year in general literature. Kero has become known by several bestsellers - the most recent being The day I Learned to Live.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Livre SA
Hachette Livre SA publishes and distributes consumer books. Its books include literature, education, illustrated, children’s, digital, dictionaries and encyclopedias, partworks, etc. The company sells its books through chain bookstores, booksellers, drugstores, and supermarkets. "
target: Editions Kero
Founded in 2012, Kero publishes twenty titles per year in general literature. Editions Kero gives authors permanent, dedicated, real-time access to print, distribution and sales figures for their works.
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closed 2/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier AB, acquired Bloomsbury Verlag GmbH

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing, a leading independent publishing house, announced the sale of its German subsidiary Bloomsbury Verlag GmbH to a subsidiary of Bonnier AB and a strategic publishing partnership in Germany with Piper Verlag, a company in the Bonnier AB Group.
buyer: Bonnier AB
Bonnier AB, a multi-channel media company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in publishing, broadcasting, business press, and entertainment businesses. It publishes fiction and children's books, business newspapers, daily news papers, evening and morning papers, and news magazines. "
target parent: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
target: Bloomsbury Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Verlag GmbH is a consumer book publisher. The company is based in Berlin, Germany.
price ($mm)
$5.84
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

Graficar, will acquire Znanje D.D.

synopsis: Croatian privately-held concern Agrokor said it has agreed to sell its stake in local publishing company, Znanje, to Graficar, a Croatian printing company.
buyer: Graficar
Graficar, based in Ludbreg, Croatia, is a printing company. "
target parent: Agrokor d.d.
target: Znanje D.D.
Based in Croatia, Znanje D.D. publishes and sells books.
price ($mm)
$12*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/29/2008 via Yahoo, Inc.

Sandvik AS, will purchase direct-to-home continuities business from Scholastic Inc.

synopsis: Scholastic Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement with Sandvik AS to purchase its U.S. direct-to-home continuities business.
buyer: Sandvik AS
Sandvik AS is a Norway-based, family-owned company whose primary line of business is operating consumer-direct, age-appropriate children’s book clubs, using email and the Internet to reach their target audience of parents with children up to age seven. "
seller: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
Scholastic is a global children’s publishing and media company in both education and entertainment. Scholastic’s 78 year reputation for quality, learning and fun is based on a long-term relationship with teachers, parents and children, and its unique ability to understand what kids want and need.
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closed 4/10/2007 via BusinessWire

Bertelsmann AG, purchased 50% Stake in Bookspan Partnership from Time Inc.

synopsis: DirectGroup Bertelsmann, the global direct-to-consumer division of Bertelsmann AG, has purchased from Time Inc. its 50 percent share of Bookspan, which was established in 2000 as a partnership between the two companies. Bookspan owns and operates 40 book clubs in the United States.
buyer: Bertelsmann AG
Bertelsmann produces, serves and markets media. Our content is contributed by RTL Group, Random House, Gruner + Jahr, and BMG, the umbrella of Sony BMG Music Entertainment and BMG Music Publishing. Also media companies Arvato and Direct Group. "
seller parent: Time Warner, Inc.
seller: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the largest content companies in the world. With a portfolio of 22 U.S. magazines and 26 U.S. Web sites, including some of the world's most popular, powerful and trusted brands, it is the largest magazine publisher in the U.S., and a leading publisher in the U.K. and Mexico.
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closed 1/3/2007 via

Profile Books Ltd., acquired Serpent's Tail

synopsis: Pete Ayrton, publisher of Serpent’s Tail, and Andrew Franklin, publisher of Profile Books, today announced that they are to join forces with the acquisition by Profile Books Ltd of Serpent’s Tail. This brings together two of the most distinctive, highly regarded and fiercely independent small publishers in London.
buyer: Profile Books Ltd.
Profile was founded in 1996 to publish stimulating non-fiction. We publish across a wide range of subjects including history, biography, memoir, politics, current affairs, travel and popular science. We also publish all The Economist Books and have done so since we started. "
target: Serpent's Tail
Serpent’s Tail is a renowned British independent book publisher of international fiction and non-fiction, owned by Profile Books Ltd. Now twenty years old, Serpent's Tail was founded with a commitment to publishing voices neglected by the mainstream. Serpent’s Tail has a reputation for successfully
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Head of Zeus

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Head of Zeus Limited (HoZ), an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, and more.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Head of Zeus
Head of Zeus (HoZ) is an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, cook books, and more.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Kakao Entertainment Corp., will acquire Radish

synopsis: Kakao Entertainment will acquire storytelling platform based Radish Media, Inc. (hereafter Radish). Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling, offering the literary equivalent of the addictive TV drama series.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Entertainment Corp.
Kakao Entertainment Corp. is innovating the full spectrum of the entertainment industry value chain. Kakao Entertainment operates Korea's most popular mobile content platforms, providing users access to over 80,000 IPs, including the most extensive library of original content in the country. "
target: Radish
Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling, offering the literary equivalent of the addictive TV drama series. Its wide variety of stories are published and read in bite-sized installments, optimized for the smartphone reader.
price ($mm)
$440
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Turner Publishing Company, acquired Prospect Park Books LLC

synopsis: Turner Publishing Company announced its acquisition of Prospect Park Books of Altadena, California. Prospect Park Books is a general trade publisher focusing on fiction, mysteries, cooking/food, humor, and regional/gift titles. The acquisition comprises more than 100 existing titles and approximately 11 titles in the process of being published.
buyer: Turner Publishing Company
Founded in 1985, Turner Publishing Company is an award-winning independent publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee, that currently publishes more than 5,000 titles. It has been named five times to Publishers Weekly's Fastest Growing Publishers List. "
target: Prospect Park Books LLC
Prospect Park Books is a California native, publishing beautiful print and digital books with wit, creativity, and intelligence. They're a general trade publisher focusing on fiction, mysteries, cooking/food, humor, and regional/gift titles.
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announced 1/20/2021 via BusinessWire

Naver Corporation, will acquire Wattpad

synopsis: Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories and leading social storytelling platform, is to be acquired by Naver, South Korea’s internet conglomerate and home of WEBTOON™, a leading global digital comics platform.
buyer: Naver Corporation (KOSE:A035420:$6,533.26)
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame. "
target: Wattpad
Wattpad’s vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Wattpad’s flagship app is a leading social storytelling platform, home to a community of more than 90 million people who spend over 23 billion minutes a month engaged in original stories.
price ($mm)
$600
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Welbeck Publishing Group, acquired Eddison Books Ltd

synopsis: Welbeck Publishing Group has bought the assets of wellness publisher Eddison Books. Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
buyer: Welbeck Publishing Group
Welbeck Publishing Group is a UK-based publishing group. Welbeck Publishing Group is focused on illustrated non-fiction and children’s books for the co-edition market as well as commercial fiction and non-fiction. "
target: Eddison Books Ltd
Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
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closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Intellect Ltd, acquired HammerOn Press

synopsis: Intellect, a UK-based academic publisher for scholars and practitioners teaching and researching in the arts, media and creative industries, has acquired HammerOn Press, an independent publisher in the UK. HammerOn Press publishes nonfiction focusing on feminist, anti-racist, trans, queer and anti-fascist subjects.
buyer: Intellect Ltd
Intellect is a UK-based academic publisher for scholars and practitioners teaching and researching in the arts, media and creative industries. Intellect publishes over 100 journals and over 50 academic books a year. Intellect seeks to offer an unbiased platform for quality critical debate. "
target: HammerOn Press
HammerOn Press is an independent publisher in the UK. HammerOn Press publishes nonfiction focusing on feminist, anti-racist, trans, queer and anti-fascist subjects. Their titles explore topics such as popular culture, community heritage, youth work, para-academia and the history of social movements.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jonathan Ball Publishers (Pty) Ltd., acquired Icon Books

synopsis: Jonathan Ball Publishers, a leading publisher and distributor of English general books in South Africa, has acquired Icon Books, an independent publisher in the UK. Icon Books is a non-fiction publisher is a member of the Independent Alliance, and features titles across popular science, history, psychology, and current affairs.
buyer parent: Naspers Ltd.
buyer: Jonathan Ball Publishers (Pty) Ltd.
Jonathan Ball Publishers is a leading publisher and distributor of English general books in South Africa. The company specializes in South African history, politics, and current affairs and acts as agents for British and American publishers marketing and distributing on their behalf. "
target: Icon Books
Icon Books is an independent publisher in the UK that specialises in intelligent, quality non-fiction for a general audience. Their Introducing Graphic Guide series thrives alongside a list of books in science, history, politics, sport, language, humour, and more.
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closed 3/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Zed Books Limited

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Zed Books Limited, the London-based academic and non-fiction publisher. Zed will operate within Bloomsbury's Academic & Professional division, strengthening its offerings in African Studies and Development Studies.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Zed Books Limited
UK-based Zed is the world's largest publishing collective that operates in two divisions, Zed Books and Zed Scholar. Zed Books publishes socially and politically meaningful books for general readers. Zed Scholar is an award-winning, academic publisher of critical social science research.
price ($mm)
$2.28
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Vesuvian Media Group, acquired Black Spot Books

synopsis: Vesuvian Media Group, a Los Angeles–based books-to-film multimedia company, has acquired Black Spot Books, a small-press publisher specializing in speculative fiction that has released about 12 titles of speculative fiction with another dozen in the publishing pipeline.
buyer: Vesuvian Media Group
Vesuvian Media Group is a books-to-film multimedia corporation dedicated to creating quality entertainment across literary and visual arts. Through the divisions of Vesuvian Books and Vesuvian Entertainment, VMG provides Hollywood unparalleled access to high quality content and talent. "
target: Black Spot Books
Black Spot Books is a small-press publisher specializing in speculative fiction. They aim to release books monthly and their books include Peril in the Old Country by Sam Hooker and And Then There Were Crows by Alcy Leyva.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iron Stream Media, acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC

synopsis: Iron Stream Media, a Christian publisher, has acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books), a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
buyer: Iron Stream Media
Iron Stream Media is a Christian publisher. The company provides a variety of solutions for churches, missionaries, and nonprofits that include Bible study curriculum, Christian book publishing, and more. Their brands include New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, and New Hope Kidz."
target: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books) is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
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closed 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Rowman & Littlefield, acquired Prometheus Books

synopsis: Rowman & Littlefield, a leading independent publisher, has acquired Prometheus Books, a publishing company that provides readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Prometheus books publishes intelligent nonfiction books in several core categories, including popular science, philosophy, history, and more.
buyer: Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher. They focus on academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences, government and official data, and educational publishing. In addition to print publishing they also specialize in creating e-book editions. "
target: Prometheus Books
Prometheus Books is a publishing company that provides readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Prometheus books publishes intelligent nonfiction books in several core categories, including popular science, critical thinking, philosophy, history, and more.
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announced 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Penguin Random House, will purchase Book Publishing Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House is acquiring the book publishing assets of F+W Media, which include the Writer’s Digest catalog. The book publishing assets of F+W Media include a wide variety of illustrated non-fiction books in art instruction, crafts, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, woodworking, and the outdoors.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is an American multinational conglomerate publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House and Penguin Group. Penguin Random House is the world's largest English language trade publisher, bringing people the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The book publishing assets of F+W Media include a wide variety of illustrated non-fiction books in art instruction, crafts, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, woodworking, and the outdoors. F+W Media is a media and e-commerce company headquartered in New York City.
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Octopus Publishing Group, acquired Short Books Limited

synopsis: Octopus Publishing Group has bought Short Books, the latest in a series of successful indies to be snapped up by Hachette. Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books is a publisher of first-class, popular non-fiction.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Octopus Publishing Group
Octopus is a leading publisher of non-fiction books. Octopus has extensive experience of working with high profile authors, trusted partners and associations to produce exciting, market leading books. "
target: Short Books Limited
Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books is a publisher of first-class, popular non-fiction. Short Books focuses predominantly on ‘mind, body, spirit’ books following on from the success of The Fast Diet (2013) by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer.
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MedaPhor
MedaPhor
MedaPhor is a global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals. Founded in 2004, they have headquarters in Cardiff, UK and San Diego, USA, and our customers are some of the world's leading medical institutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$5.48
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
31
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Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,441.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$460.43
EBIT ($mm)
$77.06
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8568
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Ticker: TSE:2413
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M3, Inc.
M3 Inc. represents the three Ms of Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis. Their company was founded with the goal of changing the world of medicine through making full use of the power of the Internet.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,127.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$319.84
EBIT ($mm)
$286.78
Net Income ($mm)
$193.56
Employees
6024
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Ticker: TSE:6095
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MedPeer,Inc.
MedPeer,Inc.
MedPeer provides appropriate services at every stage of the clinical process physicians are involved in day-to-day clinical operation. Drug Evaluation provides detailed peer reviews of prescription drugs, and Meet the Experts allows members to consult expert physicians in specific therapeutic areas.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$9.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.94
EBIT ($mm)
$0.39
Net Income ($mm)
$0.20
Employees
44
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Ticker: US:BVII
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Broadview Press Inc.
Broadview Press is an independent academic publisher with no affiliation to any larger publishing house or media conglomerate.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$20.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
($0.22)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
246
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Ticker: LSE:QRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quarto Group
Quarto Group
Quarto Group is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group. It operates through four distinct but complementary businesses - Quarto International Co-Editions Group; Quarto Publishing Group USA; Quarto Publishing Group UK and Books & Gifts Direct, Australia & New Zealand.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$182.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.40
EBIT ($mm)
$16.48
Net Income ($mm)
$8.87
Employees
438
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Ticker: SALM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$257.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.51
EBIT ($mm)
$20.88
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1363
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Ticker: ITGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc., publishes cassettes, CDs, music videos, and songbooks of a worshipful nature. Integrity's Christian music offerings range from praise and worship music to adult contemporary and children's music. Its song catalog includes ownership of more than 2,400 songs.
year
2002
rev ($mm)
$66.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.20
EBIT ($mm)
$4.20
Net Income ($mm)
$2.20
Employees
0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Americana Publishing
Albuquerque, N.M.-based Americana Publishing, Inc. is a vertically integrated media publisher and e-tailer. Americana Publishing, Inc. currently owns americanabooks.com. Americana Publishing owns and operates americanabooks.com, an Internet marketer of print, electronic and audio books.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$2.45
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LMDCF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lingo Media
Lingo Media
Lingo Media is a global EdTech company that is developing and marketing products for learners of English through various life stages, from classroom to boardroom. The company empowers English language educators to easily transition from traditional teaching methods to digital learning.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$1.47
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
41
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Ticker: DB:BST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bastei Luebbe
Bastei Luebbe
Bastei Lübbe AG is a publically traded media company organised around its publishing venture. It publishes books, audio books, ebooks and digital products in both the literary and popular science genres, as well as serialised novels and puzzle magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$77.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.85
EBIT ($mm)
($2.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
330
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Ticker: PRXI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc., located in Atlanta, GA, is a major provider of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world and a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$27.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.98)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.76)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
110
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Ticker: DISC.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$10,780.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,799.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,405.00
Net Income ($mm)
$982.00
Employees
9800
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