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announced 3/20/2014 via Company Press Release

Talentum Business Information Group AB, will purchase B2B Business from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Sanoma Pro will sell its B2B business to Talentum. Sanoma Pro’s B2B operations produce up-to-date digital and training services and publish business books for professionals in the fields of taxation, financial administration, law and supervisory work.
buyer parent: Alma Media Oyj
buyer: Talentum Business Information Group AB (HLSE:TTM1V:$77.75)
Talentum Oyj produces journals, professional literature, seminars, and network content for professionals in various fields, including economists, engineers, lawyers, doctors, and information technology and marketing experts in Finland, Sweden, and other Baltic States. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma Pro’s B2B operations produce up-to-date digital and training services and publish business books for professionals in the fields of taxation, financial administration, law and supervisory work. The most important digital services included in the business are Fokus and Verkkokirjahylly.
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closed 3/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, acquired AMACOM Books

synopsis: HarperCollins Publishers has acquired AMACOM Books from the American Management Association International. HarperCollins takes over all front list and backlist publication, sales, distribution, and licensing of the more than 600 books in AMACOM's catalog. AMACOM Books primarily focuses on personal and professional growth and business leadership.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With 200 years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages. "
target parent: American Management Association
target: AMACOM Books
AMACOM Books help readers lead a more satisfying and successful life through books that drive professional and personal growth. AMACOM specializes in business books, but they also publish titles in health, fitness, parenting, and popular psychology.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA, acquired Giuffrè Editore

synopsis: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut (ELS), an active legal and fiscal professional publishing group in Europe, has acquired 100% of Giuffrè Editore, an Italian publishing house founded in Milan in 1931. With a catalog of over 15,000 titles, Giuffrè Editore is one of the market leaders in Italy in professional publishing for legal and tax professionals.
buyer: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA
Editions Lefebvre Sarrut (ELS) is a European group that provides professional publishing and training to legal and tax professionals. Their training entities are composed of 150 employees, trainers, computer staff, commercial, marketing and support teams. "
target: Giuffrè Editore
Founded in 1931, Giuffrè Editore is one of the market leaders in Italy in professional publishing for legal and tax professionals. With a catalog of over 15,000 titles, Giuffrè Editore has been a partner to legal and tax professionals for over 80 years.
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$52
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$8
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closed 8/4/2014 via Market Wire

O'Reilly Media, Inc., acquired Safari Books Online, LLC

synopsis: O'Reilly Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired Pearson's 50% interest in Safari Books Online, LLC. Developed by O'Reilly and launched as a joint venture with Pearson in 2001, Safari will continue to operate as an independent entity offering more than 25,000 books, videos, and courses on technology and business.
buyer: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Safari Books Online, LLC
Safari Books Online is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online.
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closed 6/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Taylor & Francis Group plc, acquired Landes Bioscience Publishers

synopsis: Taylor & Francis Group has acquired Austin TX-based publisher Landes Bioscience Inc (LBI). LBI’s list of 50 journal titles cover a range of topics, including genetics, cell biology, molecular biology and biomedicine.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group plc
Taylor & Francis is a leading international academic publisher. Operating from a network of 20 global offices, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,500 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles. "
target: Landes Bioscience Publishers
Landes Bioscience is a bioscience book and journal publishing company. The company publishes an array of journals and books that cover a range of topics, from their most popular journal, Cell Cycle to Genetically Modified Crops.
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closed 1/6/2011 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Ebrary

synopsis: ProQuest has acquired acclaimed e-book pioneer ebrary, setting the stage for significant acceleration of the process of serious research. Founded in Palo Alto in 1999, ebrary is a fast growing leader in the rapidly evolving e-book industry, having increased its 2010 revenue by more than 30 percent over the previous year.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target: Ebrary
Founded in Palo Alto in 1999, ebrary is a fast growing leader in the rapidly evolving e-book industry that has built a reputation for providing consistent innovation that uniquely supports the research experience.
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closed 9/26/2017 via PR Newswire

RBmedia, acquired Gildan Media

synopsis: RBmedia, a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology, announced that it has acquired Gildan Media, a leading publisher of audiobooks for business, personal development, training, and education. The Gildan titles are released under several imprints such as Gildan Audio, Gildan Seminars and Sandler Training.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: RBmedia
RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers – at home, in the car, and wherever their mobile devices take them. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and offers audiobooks, educational courses and entertainment titles. "
target: Gildan Media
Gildan Media is a spoken audio publishing company. The company specializes in personal development, business, training, and education. The Gildan titles are released under several imprints: Gildan Audio, Gildan Seminars, Gildan Press, Condensed Classics and Sandler Training.
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closed 3/14/2014 via PR Web

Logical Operations, acquired Axzo Press LLC

synopsis: Logical Operations, Inc., leading provider of instructor-led professional training courseware, announced the acquisition of the education publishing assets of AXZO Press. Axzo Press LLC publishes textbooks, self-study business books, quick reference cards, custom job aids, and book customization software.
buyer: Logical Operations
Founded in 1982, Logical Operations helps organizations and individuals maximize training with an adaptable instructor-led learning experience. Its more than 4,000 titles are available globally through flexible delivery platforms that are designed for any learning environment. "
target parent: Aptius Education, Inc.
target: Axzo Press LLC
Axzo Press has enhanced training and education for professionals, trainers, and students alike, through tested, high-quality Instructor-Led Training courseware, business skills texts, quick-reference tools, and custom job aids.
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closed 12/12/2007 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe, acquired International Centre for Financial and Economic Development

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, has completed the purchase of a majority participation of 55% of the shares in the International Centre for Financial and Economic Development (ICFED), a leading Moscow-based professional publisher specializing in information services.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe
Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory activities in Europe focus on the growth potential of six customer segments: legal; fiscal/financial; human resources; public & government administration; health, safety & environment (HSE); transport. "
target: International Centre for Financial and Economic Development
International Centre for Financial and Economic Development (ICFED, known in the Russian language as MCFR) holds leading positions in journals, loose-leafs, books, and education and training for human resources, tax, accounting, legal, and public administration professionals throughout Russia.
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announced 7/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, will acquire Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media and Elsevier GmbH have signed a binding agreement for the acquisition by Springer of the assets and liabilities of Spektrum Akademischer Verlag from Elsevier. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag (SAV) specializes in scientific publications.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag specialises in scientific publications and was acquired by Elsevier from Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck in 2003. The publishing programme includes 700 books and 3 journals, including the magazine BIOSpektrum. The vast majority of SAV’s publications are in German.
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$10
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closed 8/21/2006 via PR Newswire

Reed Business Information, purchased book titles relating to digital video,embedded systems and telecoms from CMP Technology, Inc.

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that CMP Technology, UBM's US-based B2B technology media business, has sold book titles relating to digital video, embedded systems and telecoms to Elsevier, Inc. for a total cash consideration of $2.1m.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company.
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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
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$3
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1.0x
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closed 4/8/2004 via PR Newswire

Wadsworth Group, acquired Copperhouse Publishing Company

synopsis: Thomson Higher Education, a global provider of teaching materials for higher education and part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC - News; TSX: TOC - News), today announced the acquisition of all criminal justice titles from Copperhouse Publishing Company.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Wadsworth Group
Thomson Higher Education/Thomson Wadsworth is part of the Thomson Corporation and is a worldwide provider of higher education textbooks, software, and Internet materials for the humanities, social sciences, and behavioral sciences. Wadsworth develops comprehensive learning solutions for instructors "
target: Copperhouse Publishing Company
Copperhouse Publishing Company publishes titles in criminal justice, criminology, security, and corrections, as well as its manuals for police academies and advanced officer training.
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closed 3/20/2009 via Company Press Release

Smiths News, Plc, acquired The Bertram Group

synopsis: The Board of Directors of Smiths News announces that it has acquired the business and assets of the Bertram group of companies. Bertram is a leading book wholesaler to independent, online and multiple retailers.
buyer: Smiths News, Plc
Smiths News is the UK’s leading wholesaler of newspapers and magazines. The Group was formed on 1 September 2006 following the demerger of WH Smith PLC. Smiths News distributes newspapers and magazines on behalf of all the major national publishers as well as a large number of regional publishers. "
target: The Bertram Group
Bertram is a leading book wholesaler to independent, online and multiple retailers. It is also a leading distributor of books and audiovisual products to libraries and acts as a primary distributor for small book publishers.
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closed 10/10/2007 via BusinessWire

AuthorHouse, acquired IUniverse.com

synopsis: Author Solutions, Inc. today announced it closed the previously announced acquisition of iUniverse, a leading self-publishing company. iUniverse will join AuthorHouse as one of the brands of Author Solutions, the world’s leading self-publishing company. Author Solutions is a Bertram Capital-owned holding company.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
buyer: AuthorHouse
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), is the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through its self-publishing brands, AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Inkubook, and Wordclay, ASI enables more authors to self publish, promote, and sell their books than any other company in the world. "
target: IUniverse.com
iUniverse makes it possible for writers to achieve the dream of becoming a published author. iUniverse offers a unique mix of self-publishing products and services and the skills of a professional team dedicated to enabling authors to see their books in print.
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closed 3/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Baker & Taylor, Inc., acquired Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.

synopsis: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest book distributor, has completed the acquisition of the wholesale operations of Advanced Marketing Services, the premier distributor of books to membership wholesale clubs.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
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 retailers, including Internet retailers. "
target: Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.
Advanced Marketing Services, Inc. is a leading provider of customized merchandising, wholesaling, distribution and publishing services, currently primarily to the book industry. The Company provides a wide range of value-added services to ensure the success of their book programs.
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closed 7/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P., acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private equity firm, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Baker & Taylor, a leading global distributor of books and entertainment products to libraries and retailers. The value of the transaction was approximately $455 million.
buyer: Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P.
Castle Harlan invests in controlling interests in the buyout and development of middle-market companies in North America and Europe. Its team of 10 managing directors, including its founders, has completed 43 acquisitions since its inception with a total value in excess of $8 billion. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
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 retailers, including Internet retailers.
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closed 3/23/2009 via Company Press Release

Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc., acquired Wordware Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Jones and Bartlett LLC has announced the acquisition of Wordware Publishing, Inc., a privately held publisher specializing in the areas of game development, desktop computer graphics, database applications and programming content designed primarily for the educational and professional/reference markets.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Educating tens of millions of people worldwide, Jones and Bartlett Publishers is a global leader in educational publishing, providing unique textbooks, reference products, testing and assessment services, and training materials in both print and digital formats. "
target: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
Wordware Publishing, Inc. is a privately held publisher specializing in the areas of game development, desktop computer graphics, database applications and programming content designed primarily for the educational and professional/reference markets.
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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 7/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Schibsted Media Group, acquired Oikotie

synopsis: Schibsted, an international media group, has acquired Oikotie Ltd from Sanoma, a leading learning and media company. Oikotie is a leading online classifieds website in Finland. Oikotie offers dozens of pages of classified ads for houses, apartments, jobs, and office space.
buyer: Schibsted Media Group (OB:SCHA:$1,517.38)
Schibsted Media Group is an international media group with 6900 employees in 30 countries. Firmly rooted in the journalistic tradition and with a keen eye on future trends and media development, Schibsted is creating the journalism of tomorrow - today. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Oikotie
Oikotie is a leading online classifieds website in Finland. Oikotie is an online platform that makes it easier for buyers and sellers to connect with each other. They offer dozens of pages of classified ads for houses, apartments, jobs, and office space.
price ($mm)
$208
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$31
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$11
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closed 12/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Sanoma Oyj, acquired itslearning

synopsis: Sanoma acquires itslearning, an international provider of award-winning cloud-based learning platforms founded in 1999 in Norway, from the investment organisation EQT. itslearning is a cloud-based k12 Learning Management System (LMS) that connects people with passions, ideas, and most importantly, each other.
buyer: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a front running media and learning company impacting the lives of millions every day. Sanoma provides consumers with engaging content, offers unique marketing solutions to business partners and enables teachers to excel at developing the talents of every child. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: itslearning
itslearning is an international provider of award-winning cloud-based learning platforms founded in 1999 in Norway. itslearning is a cloud-based k12 Learning Management System (LMS) that connects people with passions, ideas, and most importantly, each other.
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

NewCorp Corporate Finance, acquired Huuto.net/Hintaseuranta.fi

synopsis: Sanoma Media Finland has sold Huuto.net and Hintaseuranta.fi services. The businesses were sold to NewCorp Corporate Finance (ePrice Oy). Huuto.net is Finland's largest peer-to-peer classified ad service. Hintaseuranta.fi is Finland's largest product and price comparison service provides an unparalleled tool for tactical advertising.
buyer: NewCorp Corporate Finance
NewCorp Corporate Finance (ePrice Oy) provides a tool to help business executives and owners identify and measure key business value drivers. It allows executives to compare their company with other companies, both unlisted and those listed on European and US markets. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Huuto.net/Hintaseuranta.fi
Huuto.net is Finland's largest peer-to-peer classified ad service. Huuto reaches online shoppers who are making purchase decisions. Hintaseuranta.fi is Finland's largest product and price comparison service provides an unparalleled tool for tactical advertising.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Talpa, acquired LINDA.nl

synopsis: Talpa Network and Linda de Mol together bought all the shares from Mood for Magazines, the publisher of LINDA, among others. Mood for Magazines was co-founded by Linda de Mol and was part of Sanoma Media Netherlands. LINDA is a lifestyle and fashion magazine for women.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: Talpa
Talpa Media comprises Talpa Netherlands and Talpa Global. Talpa Netherlands consists of Talpa Content, the in-house creative development unit, and Talpa Productions, the group's TV production unit. Talpa Global is dedicated to the worldwide licensing of Talpa Content's formats and finished series. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: LINDA.nl
LINDA magazine is a magazine in the Netherlands with an average of 233.452 copies per month sold. LINDA consists of monthly themes like fashion and living. It is published by Mood for Magazines and was co-founded by Linda de Mol.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Sanoma Media Finland Oy, acquired Suomen Tietotoimisto

synopsis: Sanoma Media Finland, a leading Finnish multi-channel media company, has acquired Suomen Tietotoimisto (STT), a leading news agency in Finland. STT provides news and photography to most major newspapers, radio, TV channels and digital news portals in Finland. STT also provides press release distribution to communications professionals.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Sanoma Media Finland Oy
Sanoma Media Finland is the leading Finnish multi-channel media company. Their newspapers, magazines, TV and radio channels, online and mobile media offer information and entertainment. They reach most Finns every day. "
target: Suomen Tietotoimisto
Suomen Tietotoimisto (STT) is the leading news agency in Finland. STT provides news and photography to most major newspapers, radio, TV channels and digital news portals in Finland. STT also provides communications services such as press release distribution to communications professionals.
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announced 3/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Sanoma Oyj, will acquire N.C.D. Production Oy

synopsis: Sanoma has entered into an agreement to acquire 60% of N.C.D. Production Ltd., one of the largest festival and event companies in Finland. N.C.D. Production organises festivals, concerts and cruises across Finland, with facilities located in Jämsä, Tampere, Kuopio and Lahti.
buyer: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a front running media and learning company impacting the lives of millions every day. They provide consumers with engaging content, offer unique marketing solutions to business partners and enable teachers to excel at developing the talents of every child. "
target: N.C.D. Production Oy
N.C.D. Production is one of the largest festival and event companies in Finland, which organises festivals, concerts and cruises. The events that they produce include Himos Juhannus, Tammerfest, Kuopio Rockcock Festival and Suomipop Festival.
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announced 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Roularta Media Group NV, will purchase Belgian Women's Magazine Portfolio from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Roularta Media Group has made a binding offer for the Belgian Sanoma titles with the exception of the home magazines. The package includes the weeklies Libelle/Femme d’Aujourd’hui and Flair Dutch/French, the monthlies Feeling/Gaël and the magazines La Maison Victor, Communiekrant, Loving You and She Deals.
buyer: Roularta Media Group NV (ENXTBR:ROU:$286.37)
Roularta Media Group is a Belgian multimedia group, market leader in the field of radio and television, magazines (general, business and sports news magazines, lifestyle, medical and others in Dutch and French), and local media in Flanders (door-to-door area papers, Sunday newspapers). "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
The Belgian women’s magazine portfolio of Sanoma includes the weeklies Libelle/Femme d’Aujourd’hui and Flair Dutch/French, the monthlies Feeling/Gaël and the magazines La Maison Victor, Communiekrant, Loving You and She Deals.
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$41
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closed 5/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Urheilulehti merged with Urheilusanomat,

synopsis: Sanoma Media Finland buys Urheilulehti from A-lehdet. Urheilulehti is the most talked-about sports magazine in Finland. Urheilusanomat and Urheiluleht will be combined into a new, more service-oriented sport media company.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Urheilusanomat
Urheilusanomat Finland's largest magazine specializing in sports. It is also a betting network. The Magazine is owned by Sanoma Media Finland Oy and it belongs to the Ilta-Sanomat Media family. It has a circulation of about 35,000 (2016). "
target parent: A-lehdet
target: Urheilulehti
Urheilulehti is the most talked-about sports magazine in Finland, and its honest way of dealing with things has become a concept. Urheilulehti is a pioneer in sports journalism, known not only for its expertise, but also the ability to evoke passionate emotions.
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Reshift Digital BV, will acquire Kieskeurig B.V.

synopsis: Sanoma Media Netherlands has reached an agreement with Reshift to sell the comparison website Kieskeurig.nl. Kieskeurig provides reliable and independent information on various products to over 170,000 consumers daily.
buyer: Reshift Digital BV
Reshift is the largest tech specialised media house in The Netherlands. Their brands – such as Computer Idee, Computer!Totaal, Tips & Trucs, Zoom, MacWorld, PCM, Power Unlimited and MediaTotaal – are leading consumer electronics, gaming, computer technology, and popular science publications. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Kieskeurig B.V.
Founded in 1999, Kieskeurig is a leading Dutch price comparison website. The goal of Kieskeurig is to provide consumers with reliable and independent information on various products. Over 170,000 consumers visit Kieskeurig daily to compare prices and review products.
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closed 4/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Talpa, acquired SBS Broadcasting B.V.

synopsis: Talpa Holding, a full service content company, that creates, produces, distributes and broadcasts on various platforms, has acquired Dutch broadcaster SBS Broadcasting from Finnish media company Sanoma. SBS Broadcasting is a media company with four Dutch commercial television channels and an online Video On Demand platform.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: Talpa
Talpa Media comprises Talpa Netherlands and Talpa Global. Talpa Netherlands consists of Talpa Content, the in-house creative development unit, and Talpa Productions, the group's TV production unit. Talpa Global is dedicated to the worldwide licensing of Talpa Content's formats and finished series. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: SBS Broadcasting B.V.
SBS Broadcasting B.V. is a media company with four Dutch commercial television channels (SBS6, Net 5, Veronica and SBS9) and an online Video On Demand platform (Kijk). The company also publishes television listings magazines (Veronica Magazine and Total TV).
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$254*
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closed 6/17/2016 via Company Press Release

Van In, purchased K-12 Educational Publishing Activities from Groupe De Boeck

synopsis: Sanoma has acquired the K-12 educational publishing activities of Group De Boeck in Belgium from Ergon Capital Partners III. De Boeck is a well-known and trusted brand with a strong market position.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Van In
Van In is the number one educational publisher in both Flanders and Walloon, Belgium. Van In develops learning materials aiming at fundamentally improving learning processes. Van In is part of the Strategic Business Unit Sanoma Learning. "
seller parent: Ergon Capital Partners
seller: Groupe De Boeck
De Boeck is a leading education publisher focused on high quality educational content tailored to the need of students, teachers and educational institutions. The company has a large network of quality authors in Flanders and the French Community which consists of Brussels and Wallonia.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 6/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Sanoma Oyj, acquired Scoupy

synopsis: Sanoma has acquired the Dutch cashback marketing company Scoupy. Scoupy B.V. owns and operates an online platform that offers discounts in shops, bars, hotels, restaurants, and leisure activities in the vicinity of its users.
buyer: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is an inspiring, relevant and trusted consumer media and learning company. Ever since its formation in 1889, the company has held creativity and independent thinking at its core in order to deliver high-quality content in new and different ways. "
target: Scoupy
Scoupy B.V. owns and operates an online platform that offers discounts in shops, bars, hotels, restaurants, and leisure activities in the vicinity of its users. Scoupy B.V. was founded in 2011 and is based in Amstelveen, the Netherlands.
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closed 6/1/2016 via Company Press Release

kortingisleuk.nl merged with Scoupy,

synopsis: Scoupy, the online platform that offers discounts in shops, bars, hotels, restaurants, and leisure activities in the vicnity of its users, will be merged with Kortingisleuk.nl, the online activation specialist that facilitates marketing campaigns and furnishes retailers with online tools such as e-coupons, e-refunds, and more.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Scoupy
Scoupy B.V. owns and operates an online platform that offers discounts in shops, bars, hotels, restaurants, and leisure activities in the vicinity of its users. Scoupy B.V. was founded in 2011 and is based in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. "
target: kortingisleuk.nl
Kortingisleuk is the online activation specialist that completely can facilitate marketing campaigns. Kortingisleuk facilitates A-brand producers and retailers to let consumers buy products with help from online tools: e-coupons, e-refunds, win-actions, webshop purchases, etc.
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closed 4/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Pijper Media B.V., purchased 3 Women's Magazines from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Sanoma has sold the magazines Beau Monde, Happy in Shape and Marie Claire to Pijper Media. The magazines Beau Monde and Marie Claire cover fashion and style for women, while Happy in Shape is a women's fitness magazine covering food, exercise, mindset and lifestyle.
buyer: Pijper Media B.V.
Pijper Media is a family owned printing and publishing company based in Groningen, Netherlands. The company publishes a variety of magazines in the categories of sports, gastronomy, travel and lifestyle. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is an inspiring, relevant and trusted consumer media and learning company. Their magazines Beau Monde, Happy in Shape, and Marie Claire cover the topics of fashion, style and fitness for women.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Korona Invest, acquired AAC Global Oy

synopsis: Finland-based AAC Global announced that it was acquired by Finnish private equity firm Korona Invest. AAC Global provides language and communication training, creates content for all channels, translates and localizes, provides terminology services and knowledge-sharing solutions.
buyer: Korona Invest
Korona Invest is a Finnish private equity firm specialized in growth and buyout investments in Finnish small and medium sized enterprises. Since its founding in 2006, Korona has raised two funds, Terveysrahasto Oy and Palvelurahasto I Ky, with a total raised capital of EUR 93 million. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: AAC Global Oy
AAC Global supports their clients’ success in international markets by helping them get their message through to their customers. They provide language and communication training, create content for all channels, translate and localize, provide terminology services and knowledge-sharing solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 1/27/2016 via Company Press Release

AutoScout24 GmbH, acquired European Auto Trader B.V.

synopsis: AutoScout24 Nederland B.V., the operator of the leading Dutch digital automotive classifieds platform AutoScout24.nl and subsidiary of Scout24 AG, acquired the Dutch digital automotive classifieds portal European AutoTrader B.V. from Sanoma Media Netherlands B.V. European AutoTrader operates the digital automotive classifieds website AutoTrader.nl.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: AutoScout24 GmbH
AutoScout24 is the largest pan-European online automotive classifieds platform. The marketplace empowers people to realize their car-owning dreams simply, efficiently and stress-free. AutoScout24 offers listing products for used and new cars to dealers and private sellers. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: European Auto Trader B.V.
With more than 1 million unique visitors and 150.000 listings, AutoTrader is the third largest digital automotive classifieds platform of the Netherlands. They aid the consumer with their search for their next car by adding consumer and AutoWeek professional reviews for each car listed.
price ($mm)
$30
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announced 11/11/2015 via Company Press Release

L’Avenir Hebdo, will acquire Moustique

synopsis: Sanoma has announced the sale of the Moustique and Télé Pocket to L'Avenir Hebdo. Moustique and Télé Pocket are two TV weeklies that have a strong reputation in the French-speaking Belgian market. Moustique offers a mix of current affairs and everything in current TV and culture. Télé Pocket is a TV guide with the programmes of 50 channels.
buyer: L’Avenir Hebdo
L'Avenir Hebdo is a weekly reference newspaper for the North-Charente region in France. It focuses on local news, covering local sports events, surveys, reports, testimonies, interviews, photos, and practical information. It is read weekly by nearly 10,000 readers. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Moustique
Moustique is a weekly French language magazine that offers a mix of current affairs and everything in current TV and culture. Télé Pocket is a weekly French-language TV guide with the programmes of 50 channels and news and reviews of the best films. Both magazines are based in Belgium.
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announced 4/30/2015 via New York Times

Demyan Kudryavtsev, will acquire The Moscow Times

synopsis: Sanoma Oyj said it would sell ownership of The Moscow Times, the country’s only English-language daily, to a Russian buyer. The buyer is Demyan Kudryavtsev, a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012.
buyer: Demyan Kudryavtsev
Demyan Kudryavtsev is a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: The Moscow Times
The Moscow Times is a leading English-language newspaper published in Moscow since 1992. The newspaper occupies a prominent position in the local media market as a foreign language publication, covering main events in Russia and abroad.
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announced 6/18/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Sanoma Oyj, will acquire Humo

synopsis: Sanoma, a strong European media group with activities in over 20 countries, has agreed to acquire Humo, a Flemish information magazine. They also have an online website for advertising and posting classifieds, as well as articles. The company is based in Belgium.
buyer: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a strong European media group with activities in over 20 countries. Its seven strategic business units offer millions of people information, education, entertainment and experiences, every day, in their own languages, respecting local cultures. "
target: Humo
Humo is a Flemish information magazine. They also have an online website for advertising and posting classifieds, as well as articles. The company is based in Belgium.
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closed 6/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Fokus Media Finland Oy, purchased 4 Magazines from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Finland's most far-reaching and multi-channel media company Sanoma Media Finland is selling the magazines Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit to Fokus Media Finland, which focuses on special interest magazines.
buyer: Fokus Media Finland Oy
Focus Media Finland Oy is a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines. Their mission is to create a new kind of media business model that reaches audiences through written media and online media. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a strong European media group with activities in over 20 countries. Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit are 4 special interest magazines that they own in Finland.
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announced 9/29/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Alma Media Oyj, will acquire Talentum Business Information Group AB

synopsis: Alma Media announced an exchange offer to Talentum's shareholders recommended by Talentum's Board of Directors. Talentum engages in publishing media and literature for professionals of various fields in print and digital forms. It also produces events and provides business and legal training.
buyer: Alma Media Oyj (HLSE:ALMA:$273.62)
Helsinki-based Alma Media is specialized in newspapers, online media and other internet services. Its best-known products are the Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Etuovi.com. Alma Media employs approximately 3,000 professionals. "
target: Talentum Business Information Group AB (HLSE:TTM1V:$77.75)
Talentum Oyj produces journals, professional literature, seminars, and network content for professionals in various fields, including economists, engineers, lawyers, doctors, and information technology and marketing experts in Finland, Sweden, and other Baltic States.
price ($mm)[EV]
$45 [$51]*
rev ($mm)
$81
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
announced 3/20/2014 via Company Press Release

Talentum Business Information Group AB, will purchase B2B Business from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Sanoma Pro will sell its B2B business to Talentum. Sanoma Pro’s B2B operations produce up-to-date digital and training services and publish business books for professionals in the fields of taxation, financial administration, law and supervisory work.
buyer parent: Alma Media Oyj
buyer: Talentum Business Information Group AB (HLSE:TTM1V:$77.75)
Talentum Oyj produces journals, professional literature, seminars, and network content for professionals in various fields, including economists, engineers, lawyers, doctors, and information technology and marketing experts in Finland, Sweden, and other Baltic States. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma Pro’s B2B operations produce up-to-date digital and training services and publish business books for professionals in the fields of taxation, financial administration, law and supervisory work. The most important digital services included in the business are Fokus and Verkkokirjahylly.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
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0.0x
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announced 3/20/2014 via Company Press Release

Talentum Business Information Group AB, will purchase B2B Business from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Sanoma Pro will sell its B2B business to Talentum. Sanoma Pro’s B2B operations produce up-to-date digital and training services and publish business books for professionals in the fields of taxation, financial administration, law and supervisory work.
buyer parent: Alma Media Oyj
buyer: Talentum Business Information Group AB (HLSE:TTM1V:$77.75)
Talentum Oyj produces journals, professional literature, seminars, and network content for professionals in various fields, including economists, engineers, lawyers, doctors, and information technology and marketing experts in Finland, Sweden, and other Baltic States. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma Pro’s B2B operations produce up-to-date digital and training services and publish business books for professionals in the fields of taxation, financial administration, law and supervisory work. The most important digital services included in the business are Fokus and Verkkokirjahylly.
price ($mm)
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$6
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closed 1/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Hindawi Publishing Corporation

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons announced the acquisition of Hindawi, an innovator in open access publishing and one of the world's fastest growing scientific research publishers. The acquisition of Hindawi significantly increases Wiley’s position as a global leader in research by adding quality, scale and growth to the company’s open access publishing program.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Hindawi was one of the first publishers to convert its entire portfolio to pure Open Access and has spent the last ten years developing its experience in this area. Founded in Cairo, Egypt by Ahmed Hindawi and Nagwa Abdelmottaleb, they now publishes more than 200 peer-reviewed open access journals.
price ($mm)
$298
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closed 12/31/2015 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group Inc., purchased Business Information Division from The Dolan Company

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, announced the completed acquisition of Dolan's Business Information Division assets. The Business Information Division publishes business journals, court and commercial newspapers and other publications.
buyer: New Media Investment Group Inc. (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US. "
seller parent: H.I.G. Capital
seller: The Dolan Company (DM:$285.57)
The Business Information Division of The Dolan Company publishes business journals, court and commercial newspapers and other publications, operates web sites and conducts a broad range of events for targeted audiences.
price ($mm)
$35
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announced 9/29/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Alma Media Oyj, will acquire Talentum Business Information Group AB

synopsis: Alma Media announced an exchange offer to Talentum's shareholders recommended by Talentum's Board of Directors. Talentum engages in publishing media and literature for professionals of various fields in print and digital forms. It also produces events and provides business and legal training.
buyer: Alma Media Oyj (HLSE:ALMA:$273.62)
Helsinki-based Alma Media is specialized in newspapers, online media and other internet services. Its best-known products are the Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Etuovi.com. Alma Media employs approximately 3,000 professionals. "
target: Talentum Business Information Group AB (HLSE:TTM1V:$77.75)
Talentum Oyj produces journals, professional literature, seminars, and network content for professionals in various fields, including economists, engineers, lawyers, doctors, and information technology and marketing experts in Finland, Sweden, and other Baltic States.
price ($mm)[EV]
$45 [$51]*
rev ($mm)
$81
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
closed 6/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Taylor & Francis Group plc, acquired Landes Bioscience Publishers

synopsis: Taylor & Francis Group has acquired Austin TX-based publisher Landes Bioscience Inc (LBI). LBI’s list of 50 journal titles cover a range of topics, including genetics, cell biology, molecular biology and biomedicine.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group plc
Taylor & Francis is a leading international academic publisher. Operating from a network of 20 global offices, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,500 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles. "
target: Landes Bioscience Publishers
Landes Bioscience is a bioscience book and journal publishing company. The company publishes an array of journals and books that cover a range of topics, from their most popular journal, Cell Cycle to Genetically Modified Crops.
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announced 1/30/2014 via AP - Associated Press

SiteGroup International, will acquire TESOL Asia Group Inc.

synopsis: Site Group International Limited announced an agreement for the acquisition of TESOL Asia Group, which offers platforms that provide English Language Journals, TESOL Conferences and online and classroom based resources for teachers and students of English language education in non-English speaking countries.
buyer: SiteGroup International (ASX:SIT:$13.48)
Site Group International is an Australian registered public company which has operations in both Australia and the Philippines. It provides Australian vocational training in Asia. Site offers a range of training programs designed for the Mining & Processing, Oil & Gas and Construction industries. "
target: TESOL Asia Group Inc.
TESOL Asia Group offers a conglomerate of platforms to access the market for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in the form of English Language Journals, Conferences and online and classroom based resources for teachers and students in non-English speaking countries.
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$0.09
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closed 12/5/2011 via PR Newswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy, has acquired Medknow PVT Ltd., a leading Scientific, Technical & Medical journal publishing operation and one of the largest open access publishers in the world.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Its customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target: Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd. is a leading Scientific, Technical & Medical (STM) journal publishing operation headquartered in Mumbai, India and one of the largest open access publishers in the world.
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closed 7/1/2011 via BNC Analysis

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., acquired Ergonomics Abstracts

synopsis: EBSCO announced the acquisition of Ergonomics Abstracts database from Taylor & Francis. Ergonomics Abstracts is a comprehensive, international database that spans ergonomics and human factors with more than 130,000 records covering more than 20 years of ergonomics research articles from more than 400 leading journals.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Ergonomics Abstracts
Ergonomics Abstracts is a focused, comprehensive, and international abstracting service, spanning the world of ergonomics and human factors. Users that benefit from Ergonomics Abstracts include: ergonomists, health and safety specialists, human factors engineers, designers, etc.
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closed 3/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Group Publishing, purchased Multinational Business Review from Saint Louis University

synopsis: Emerald Group Publishing Limited is proud to announce the addition of the Multinational Business Review to its management research portfolio. Previously published by the Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University, USA, the journal focuses upon the strategy, operations and performance of the multinational enterprise.
buyer: Emerald Group Publishing
Established in 1967, Emerald Group Publishing Limited is the world's leading publisher of management research. In total, Emerald publishes over 700 titles, comprising 200 journals, over 300 books and more than 200 book series as well as an extensive range of online products and services. "
seller: Saint Louis University
The editorial scope of the Multinational Business Review covers all cognate areas of international business such as economics, finance, marketing, operations, human relations, sociology, or psychology, when such papers relate their findings to the activities of a multinational enterprise.
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closed 6/5/2009 via Company Press Release

Emerald Group Publishing, purchased Agricultural Finance Review from Cornell University

synopsis: Emerald Group Publishing Limited is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Agricultural Finance Review from Cornell University, USA. The journal is the only one in its field to focus on issues relating to agricultural and agribusiness finance.
buyer: Emerald Group Publishing
Established in 1967, Emerald Group Publishing Limited is the world's leading publisher of management research. In total, Emerald publishes over 700 titles, comprising 200 journals, over 300 books and more than 200 book series as well as an extensive range of online products and services. "
seller: Cornell University
Founded in 1865 and located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell University is a private university with four state-supported statutory or contract colleges. Cornell is one of two private land grant universities, and a member of the Ivy League.
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closed 2/1/2008 via

Brown Publishing Company, acquired Boulder Business Information, Inc.

synopsis: The Boulder County Business Report has reached an agreement to be purchased by Brown Publishing Co., a family-owned publishing company based in Ohio that owns daily, weekly and business publications.
buyer: Brown Publishing Company
The Brown Publishing Company is one of the largest independent family-owned newspaper publishing companies principally in Ohio. Brown Publishing publishes 18 paid daily newspapers and 62 paid and free weekly newspapers and provides extensive commercial printing services. "
target: Boulder Business Information, Inc.
Boulder Business Information, Inc. publishes business journals and directories that include The Boulder County Business Report, a biweekly that provides business news and information for Boulder and Broomfield counties.
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closed 12/12/2007 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe, acquired International Centre for Financial and Economic Development

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, has completed the purchase of a majority participation of 55% of the shares in the International Centre for Financial and Economic Development (ICFED), a leading Moscow-based professional publisher specializing in information services.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe
Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory activities in Europe focus on the growth potential of six customer segments: legal; fiscal/financial; human resources; public & government administration; health, safety & environment (HSE); transport. "
target: International Centre for Financial and Economic Development
International Centre for Financial and Economic Development (ICFED, known in the Russian language as MCFR) holds leading positions in journals, loose-leafs, books, and education and training for human resources, tax, accounting, legal, and public administration professionals throughout Russia.
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closed 10/5/2006 via

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired Metal Bulletin plc

synopsis: Business media group Euromoney Institutional Investor plc won Metal Bulletin plc as a sweetened £221 million ($415.5 million) offer prompted its takeover target to abandon an agreed merger with Wilmington Group plc. Euromoney, a separately listed 70%-owned unit of publisher Daily Mail and General Trust plc, is offering 400 pence per share.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is dedicated to education of economics and finance. The company publishes over 100 magazines, newsletters and journals on international finance. In addition, they conduct conferences, seminars, and training courses. "
target: Metal Bulletin plc
Metal Bulletin plc is named after its principal title, ''Metal Bulletin''. This journal was established over 80 years ago to provide essential timely information, including price indications, for the international steel and metal markets.
price ($mm)
$416
rev ($mm)
$104
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
15.1x
closed 6/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Metropolis International, Ltd., purchased 11 B2B Brands from Ascential plc

synopsis: Metropolis International, the fast-growing media and technology group, announced that it has completed the purchase from Ascential plc of 11 leading Business-to-Business brands. The 11 brands include Drapers, Nursing Times, Local Government Chronicle, Construction News, New Civil Engineer, Ground Engineering and more.
buyer: Metropolis International, Ltd.
Metropolis International is a fast growing group, established in 1994, that specializes in business & consumer media and reward & loyalty programs. It employs 300 people and has offices in West London, Croydon, Bolton, Plymouth, Dublin, Chester and New York. "
seller parent: Apax Partners
seller: Ascential plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
The acquisition includes 11 leading B2B brands from Ascential plc. The 11 brands include Drapers, Nursing Times, Local Government Chronicle, Construction News, New Civil Engineer, Ground Engineering, H&V News/RAC, Retail Jeweller, Architects’ Journal, The Architectural Review and more.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
3.4x
closed 9/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Dove Medical Press Ltd.

synopsis: Events and publishing company Informa announced the acquisition of Dove Medical Press. Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
Informa is a leading international Business Intelligence, Exhibitions, Events and Academic Publishing Group. It helps commercial, professional and academic communities work smarter and make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
target: Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
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announced 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

SAGE Publications, will purchase 19 Journals from Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd

synopsis: SAGE is delighted to announce that it has acquired the majority of journals owned and published by the independent science and technology publisher, Multi-science. The acquisition results in 19 titles transferring to SAGE as of 2016.
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: Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd
Multi-science is an independent publisher of scientific and technology journals, publishing a unique portfolio of journals across engineering, energy and environmental studies, aerospace/aeronautics and sports science.
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closed 11/1/2007 via

Taylor & Francis Group plc, acquired Haworth Press Inc.

synopsis: The Haworth Press, Inc., publisher of 194 scholarly/academic journals and approximately 150 books/monographs yearly, announced today that it would be acquired by Taylor & Francis.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group plc
Taylor & Francis Group is a leading academic publisher, releasing more than 500 journals and some 1,500 books each year. The company serves the educational, industrial research, and professional markets through a dozen imprints, including Carfax, Falmer, Garland, and Routledge. "
target: Haworth Press Inc.
Haworth Press is a publisher of high-quality books and journals primarily for professional and scholarly audiences, and the subjects in which we publish span the range from agriculture to aging, and from marketing and business to social work, with many other subject areas in between.
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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

Future Science Group, acquired BioTechniques

synopsis: Future Science Group (FSG), a progressive publisher focused on scientific research, has acquired BioTechniques from Informa plc. BioTechniques is a MEDLINE-indexed open access journal providing the life science research community with an invaluable resource for accessing the latest methods, techniques and protocols.
buyer: Future Science Group
Future Science Group (FSG) is a progressive publisher focused on breakthrough medical, biotechnological and scientific research. FSG’ portfolio consists of two imprints, Future Science and Future Medicine. Both publish eBooks and journals. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: BioTechniques
BioTechniques is a MEDLINE-indexed open access journal providing the life science research community with an invaluable resource for accessing the latest methods, techniques and protocols. The journal publishes news and opinion articles covering experimental design and laboratory researcher tools.
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closed 9/21/2016 via PR Web

Pulsus Group Inc., acquired Open Access Journals

synopsis: Medical Publishing Major Pulsus Group takes pleasure in announcing the acquisition of Open access journals with a view to enrich the current research in the field of Medicine.The Pulsus Group Manager, Mr. Abishak, described this as a crucial first step towards strengthening and integrating standard medical publications across the globe.
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: Open Access Journals
Open Access Journals owns and operates a platform that provides free access to scientific literature, journals, and provide source of reference and retrieval to the scholars, amateurs, clinical practitioners and students. The company is based in United Kingdom.
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closed 1/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Emerald Group Publishing, acquired International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

synopsis: Emerald Group Publishing has acquired the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship (IJSMS) - which is among the top four sports marketing journals in the industry - from International Marketing Reports (IMR). IJSMS - which has an article acceptance rate of 20% - provides a vital resource to both academic and industry experts.
buyer: Emerald Group Publishing
Emerald Group Publishing is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. Emerald manages a portfolio of nearly 300 journals and over 2,500 books. It also provides an extensive range of value-added products and services to support its customers' needs. "
target parent: International Marketing Reports (IMR)
target: International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship
International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship (IJSMS) is among the top four sports marketing journals in the industry. IJSMS - which has an article acceptance rate of 20% - provides a vital resource to both academic and industry experts.
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