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closed 11/10/2016 via PE Hub

Authorea, acquired The Winnower

synopsis: Authorea, the online collaborative platform for researchers, announced it has acquired The Winnower, a pioneering research publisher that offers advanced publishing tools to individual authors. With the acquisition, Authorea enhances the foremost online platform for researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish all in one place.
buyer: Authorea
Authorea is the place to write scientific, academic, and technical documents in collaboration. Authorea is a digital collaboration platform that encourages more immediate knowledge-sharing in the scientific research community. "
target: The Winnower
The Winnower Inc. operates an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. Its platform allows users to publish research, essays, peer reviews, and more.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

MPS Limited, acquired HighWire Press

synopsis: MPS Limited, a leading provider of content, learning, and platform solutions, has completed the acquisition of HighWire Press, a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications.
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS provides platform, learning, and content solutions and is a global partner to the world’s leading enterprises, publishers, learning companies, and content aggregators. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: HighWire Press
HighWire is a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications. It was founded by Stanford University Libraries in 1995.
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

HighWire Press, acquired Semantico Ltd.

synopsis: Scholarly publishing company HighWire Press announced its acquisition of Semantico, a privately held provider of technology and services for the scholarly publishing market. Semantico's mission is to be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information services.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: HighWire Press
HighWire Press delivers technology solutions to leading publishers that disseminate scholarly research worldwide. HighWire provides strategic consulting, professional services and innovative open platform technologies. "
target: Semantico Ltd.
Semantico is an innovative and market-leading digital publishing solutions company. They provide a range of services and technologies including: consultancy, publishing platform design and build, ebook system development, digital marketing, access and identity management, support and hosting.
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closed 6/24/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Living Reviews Journals

synopsis: Springer has acquired the three pioneering ‘living’ open access journals: Living Reviews in Relativity, Living Reviews in Solar Physics and Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics from the Max Planck Society. All three open access journals are published online only, and all research reviews can be read by anyone.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. "
target parent: Max Planck Society
target: Living Reviews Journals
Living Reviews in Relativity publishes research in all areas of general relativity theory. Living Reviews in Solar Physics publishes research in all areas of solar and heliospheric physics. Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics publishes research in all areas of computational astrophysics.
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closed 2/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nature Publishing Group, acquired Frontiers Media S.A.

synopsis: Nature Publishing Group has purchased a majority investment in open-access publisher Frontiers Media S.A. Frontiers is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Nature Publishing Group
Nature Publishing Group is an international publishing company that publishes academic journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine. "
target: Frontiers Media S.A.
Frontiers Media S.A. is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia. Frontiers publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific research articles freely accessible to anybody in the world.
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closed 9/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Aries Systems Corp.

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced it has acquired Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries' offerings are used for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Aries Systems Corp.
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing.
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closed 4/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Metapress

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc. has acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online, Inc., which has made the decision to discontinue the Metapress platform. Metapress offers comprehensive web publishing solutions for publishers of scholarly journals and electronic books. Current Metapress clients will be transitioned to Atypon’s Literatum platform.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers and media organizations do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Metapress
Metapress has been a leader in hosting Science/Technical/Medical content since the beginning of the transition from print to electronic format. They have established a reputation for disseminating scholarly information on the Web and hosting highly ranked journals and e-books in many disciplines.
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closed 9/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications, acquired Natural Medicine Journal

synopsis: Diversified Communications, a leading international media company, has acquired Natural Medicine Journal (NMJ), a cutting-edge electronic journal and website for integrative healthcare practitioners, students and faculty. NMJ offers clinically relevant information about natural medicine through their monthly e-journal, website, and podcasts.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries. "
target: Natural Medicine Journal
Natural Medicine Journal (NMJ) is a cutting-edge electronic journal and website for integrative healthcare practitioners, students and faculty. NMJ offers scientifically valid, clinically relevant information about natural medicine through their monthly e-journal, website, and podcasts.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BusinessWire

The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, acquired Global Advances in Health and Medicine

synopsis: Global Advances in Health and Medicine, LLC, the publisher of Global Advances in Health and Medicine journal, and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, a membership comprised of academic health centers & systems, announce the recent acquisition of the medical journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine by the Consortium.
buyer: The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
Founded in 2002 and based in McLean, VA, the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health is comprised of major medical schools and health systems in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that are dedicated to the advancement of integrative medicine and health. "
target: Global Advances in Health and Medicine
Founded in 2011, Global Advances in Health and Medicine LLC is the publisher of Global Advances in Health and Medicine, a peer-reviewed scholarly medical journal.
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closed 1/12/2022 via PR Newswire

Times Higher Education, acquired Inside Higher Ed

synopsis: THE (Times Higher Education), the world's leading provider of higher education data and insights, is delighted to have completed the acquisition of Inside Higher Ed, the U.S. provider of news, analysis and solutions for universities and colleges.
buyer parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
buyer: Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education (THE) is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight, inform strategic priorities, benchmark, assess and select higher education institutions. "
target: Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed is a U.S. provider of news, analysis and solutions for universities and colleges. Inside Higher Ed, founded in 2004, reaches an annual audience of 25 million, consisting primarily of higher education professionals in the U.S.
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announced 4/15/2021 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire VitalSource Technologies LLC

synopsis: Ingram Content Group has signed a definitive agreement to sell VitalSource Technologies LLC, the leading education technology solutions provider, to Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $24 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target parent: Ingram Industries
target: VitalSource Technologies LLC
VitalSource is the leading education technology solutions provider committed to helping partners create, deliver, and distribute affordable, accessible, and impactful learning experiences worldwide.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Taylor & Francis Group, acquired F1000 Research

synopsis: Taylor & Francis has acquired open research publisher F1000 Research from its founder Vitek Tracz. F1000 Research launched the world’s first open research publishing platform in 2013; it also provides open research publishing services directly to research funders and institutions including Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. Taylor & Francis is a leading publisher of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works in Humanities, Science, Technology and Medicine, and more "
target: F1000 Research
F1000 Research is an open research publisher based in London, founded by Vitek Tracz. F1000 Research launched the world’s first open research publishing platform in 2013; it also provides open research publishing services directly to research funders and institutions including Emerald Publishing.
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closed 7/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Ingram Digital Ventures, acquired Vital Source Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Ingram Industries Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Vital Source Technologies, Inc., a leading and trusted provider of digital content delivery solutions in education and professional learning environments.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: Ingram Digital Ventures
Ingram Digital Ventures, an operating group of Ingram Industries Inc., is headquartered in LaVergne, Tennessee. "
target: Vital Source Technologies Inc.
Founded in 1994, VitalSource has emerged as the leader in educational content delivery in such sectors as dental, nursing and law. Students and faculty acquire content in the company's VitalBook(TM) file format through a variety of channels using the VitalSource "Bookshelf" application.
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

PressReader, acquired Evident Point Software Corp

synopsis: Canada-based PressReader has acquired Evident Point Software Group. Headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Evident Point is a leading provider of eBook software, providing custom professional digital publishing solutions. With the acquisition, PressReader gains a company at the forefront of the on-screen reading experience.
buyer: PressReader
Headquartered in Canada, PressReader is on a mission to improve the way people discover stories that matter. The company provides an all-you-can-read platform of more than 7,500 newspapers and magazines where people can discover relevant and trusted content from anywhere in the world. "
target parent: LANIT JSC
target: Evident Point Software Corp
Based in Canada, Evident Point is a leading provider of eBook software worldwide, providing custom professional digital publishing solutions. The company works with clients to build eLearning and eBook applications and solutions for publishers, software companies, and educational institutions.
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closed 11/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

LANIT JSC, acquired Evident Point Software Corp

synopsis: Canadian e-book software and firmware provider Evident Point has been acquired by LANIT, a major Russian company providing a diversified range of systems integration and other IT services. Neither the terms of the transaction nor general future plans of the two companies were disclosed.
buyer: LANIT JSC
LANIT JSU is the leading russian CIS multidisciplinary group of IT companies. The group companies offer a full range of IT services, whose number is steadily increasing due to development of advanced and popular technologies and solutions. "
target: Evident Point Software Corp
Evident Point was established in 1995 with the vision of delivering quality software engineering services to major industry players. Evident Point's track record includes many successful projects for Apple, Microsoft, Netronix, Netscape and other industry leading software and hardware vendors.
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closed 5/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Impartus Innovations

synopsis: upGrad, the ed tech platform offering online course content, lectures and test material for college and university level students, has announced that it has acquired Impartus, the learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Impartus Innovations
Bengaluru-based Impartus is a learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials. Impartus' flagship product is a video-based learning platform that enables institutions to capture, edit, and distribute content.
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closed 10/1/2010 via PR Newswire

The Access Network Company, acquired College Media Network

synopsis: The Access Network Company announced that it will take over operations of College Media Network. College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million people.
buyer: The Access Network Company
The Access Network(SM) is the premier online city guide content management software platform for premium brands, publishers, and local merchants. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: College Media Network
College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million unique college students and alumni each month.
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closed 9/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Hyland Software, Inc., acquired Hershey Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Hyland Software has purchased privately held Hershey Systems, a provider of Web-based ECM solutions focused primarily on the higher education market. The acquistion makes Hyland one of the largest enterprise content management (ECM) software suite vendors in the higher education market.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Hyland Software, Inc.
Hyland Software is the developer of OnBase. An award-winning suite of document management and content management solutions, OnBase has a proven record of solving problems resulting from time consuming, costly and error plagued manual tasks. "
target: Hershey Systems, Inc.
Hershey Systems is a software company that provides innovative solutions to more than 200 higher education institutions around the world. Hershey provides a comprehensive range of solutions for the higher education market focused on student success and operational excellence.
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closed 4/10/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Graduate Management Admission Council, acquired BusinessBecause

synopsis: The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a nonprofit association of leading global business schools, has acquired UK-based BusinessBecause, a company publishing online daily business school news, applicant advice and career inspiration for a global audience of future business leaders.
buyer: Graduate Management Admission Council
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is a global, non-profit association of 223 leading graduate business schools. They advance the art and science of admissions by convening and representing the industry and offering best-in-class products and services for schools and students. "
target: BusinessBecause
UK-based BusinessBecause publishes online daily business school news, applicant advice and career inspiration for a global audience of future business leaders.
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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 11/10/2016 via PE Hub

Authorea, acquired The Winnower

synopsis: Authorea, the online collaborative platform for researchers, announced it has acquired The Winnower, a pioneering research publisher that offers advanced publishing tools to individual authors. With the acquisition, Authorea enhances the foremost online platform for researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish all in one place.
buyer: Authorea
Authorea is the place to write scientific, academic, and technical documents in collaboration. Authorea is a digital collaboration platform that encourages more immediate knowledge-sharing in the scientific research community. "
target: The Winnower
The Winnower Inc. operates an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. Its platform allows users to publish research, essays, peer reviews, and more.
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Authorea

synopsis: Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Authorea
Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
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closed 11/10/2016 via PE Hub

Authorea, acquired The Winnower

synopsis: Authorea, the online collaborative platform for researchers, announced it has acquired The Winnower, a pioneering research publisher that offers advanced publishing tools to individual authors. With the acquisition, Authorea enhances the foremost online platform for researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish all in one place.
buyer: Authorea
Authorea is the place to write scientific, academic, and technical documents in collaboration. Authorea is a digital collaboration platform that encourages more immediate knowledge-sharing in the scientific research community. "
target: The Winnower
The Winnower Inc. operates an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. Its platform allows users to publish research, essays, peer reviews, and more.
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closed 11/10/2016 via PE Hub

Authorea, acquired The Winnower

synopsis: Authorea, the online collaborative platform for researchers, announced it has acquired The Winnower, a pioneering research publisher that offers advanced publishing tools to individual authors. With the acquisition, Authorea enhances the foremost online platform for researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish all in one place.
buyer: Authorea
Authorea is the place to write scientific, academic, and technical documents in collaboration. Authorea is a digital collaboration platform that encourages more immediate knowledge-sharing in the scientific research community. "
target: The Winnower
The Winnower Inc. operates an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. Its platform allows users to publish research, essays, peer reviews, and more.
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Authorea

synopsis: Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Authorea
Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

MPS Limited, acquired HighWire Press

synopsis: MPS Limited, a leading provider of content, learning, and platform solutions, has completed the acquisition of HighWire Press, a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications.
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS provides platform, learning, and content solutions and is a global partner to the world’s leading enterprises, publishers, learning companies, and content aggregators. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: HighWire Press
HighWire is a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications. It was founded by Stanford University Libraries in 1995.
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

HighWire Press, acquired Semantico Ltd.

synopsis: Scholarly publishing company HighWire Press announced its acquisition of Semantico, a privately held provider of technology and services for the scholarly publishing market. Semantico's mission is to be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information services.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: HighWire Press
HighWire Press delivers technology solutions to leading publishers that disseminate scholarly research worldwide. HighWire provides strategic consulting, professional services and innovative open platform technologies. "
target: Semantico Ltd.
Semantico is an innovative and market-leading digital publishing solutions company. They provide a range of services and technologies including: consultancy, publishing platform design and build, ebook system development, digital marketing, access and identity management, support and hosting.
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announced 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

2U, Inc., will acquire CritiqueIt Inc.

synopsis: 2U, Inc., a global leader in digital education, announced it has agreed to acquire CritiqueIt, Inc., creator of a market-leading digital annotation tool. The CritiqueIt technology facilitates more dynamic engagement among students and faculty by allowing any piece of content to be annotated in real-time.
buyer: 2U, Inc. (TWOU:$831.53)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build the world's best digital education. Their platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. "
target: CritiqueIt Inc.
CritiqueIt provides annotation tools for real-time conversations. The company's technology reaches across market sectors by integrating seamlessly into existing technologies and platforms. They provide to higher education, corporate training, automotive, K-12, retail and scientific services.
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closed 9/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Aries Systems Corp.

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced it has acquired Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries' offerings are used for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Aries Systems Corp.
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing.
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closed 4/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Metapress

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc. has acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online, Inc., which has made the decision to discontinue the Metapress platform. Metapress offers comprehensive web publishing solutions for publishers of scholarly journals and electronic books. Current Metapress clients will be transitioned to Atypon’s Literatum platform.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers and media organizations do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Metapress
Metapress has been a leader in hosting Science/Technical/Medical content since the beginning of the transition from print to electronic format. They have established a reputation for disseminating scholarly information on the Web and hosting highly ranked journals and e-books in many disciplines.
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announced 4/15/2021 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire VitalSource Technologies LLC

synopsis: Ingram Content Group has signed a definitive agreement to sell VitalSource Technologies LLC, the leading education technology solutions provider, to Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $24 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target parent: Ingram Industries
target: VitalSource Technologies LLC
VitalSource is the leading education technology solutions provider committed to helping partners create, deliver, and distribute affordable, accessible, and impactful learning experiences worldwide.
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closed 7/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Ingram Digital Ventures, acquired Vital Source Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Ingram Industries Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Vital Source Technologies, Inc., a leading and trusted provider of digital content delivery solutions in education and professional learning environments.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: Ingram Digital Ventures
Ingram Digital Ventures, an operating group of Ingram Industries Inc., is headquartered in LaVergne, Tennessee. "
target: Vital Source Technologies Inc.
Founded in 1994, VitalSource has emerged as the leader in educational content delivery in such sectors as dental, nursing and law. Students and faculty acquire content in the company's VitalBook(TM) file format through a variety of channels using the VitalSource "Bookshelf" application.
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closed 9/9/2021 via PR Web

Capstone Press, Inc., acquired Buncee

synopsis: Capstone, an innovative publisher and education technology provider of children’s content for schools and home, including the award-winning PebbleGo, has acquired Buncee, a creation, communication, and collaboration tool for students and educators to construct and share interactive classroom content.
buyer parent: Coughlan Companies
buyer: Capstone Press, Inc.
Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books in nonfiction and fiction, digital products and services and literacy programs. Capstone’s content comes in a variety of print and digital formats including board books, picture books, interactive books, apps, audio and databases. "
target: Buncee
Buncee is a web-based content creation, communication, and collaboration tool for students and educators to construct and share interactive classroom content. Buncee offers multiple ways to help students visualize, voice, and communicate their learning, helping build their confidence and engagement.
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closed 5/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Impartus Innovations

synopsis: upGrad, the ed tech platform offering online course content, lectures and test material for college and university level students, has announced that it has acquired Impartus, the learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Impartus Innovations
Bengaluru-based Impartus is a learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials. Impartus' flagship product is a video-based learning platform that enables institutions to capture, edit, and distribute content.
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

PressReader, acquired Evident Point Software Corp

synopsis: Canada-based PressReader has acquired Evident Point Software Group. Headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Evident Point is a leading provider of eBook software, providing custom professional digital publishing solutions. With the acquisition, PressReader gains a company at the forefront of the on-screen reading experience.
buyer: PressReader
Headquartered in Canada, PressReader is on a mission to improve the way people discover stories that matter. The company provides an all-you-can-read platform of more than 7,500 newspapers and magazines where people can discover relevant and trusted content from anywhere in the world. "
target parent: LANIT JSC
target: Evident Point Software Corp
Based in Canada, Evident Point is a leading provider of eBook software worldwide, providing custom professional digital publishing solutions. The company works with clients to build eLearning and eBook applications and solutions for publishers, software companies, and educational institutions.
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closed 11/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

LANIT JSC, acquired Evident Point Software Corp

synopsis: Canadian e-book software and firmware provider Evident Point has been acquired by LANIT, a major Russian company providing a diversified range of systems integration and other IT services. Neither the terms of the transaction nor general future plans of the two companies were disclosed.
buyer: LANIT JSC
LANIT JSU is the leading russian CIS multidisciplinary group of IT companies. The group companies offer a full range of IT services, whose number is steadily increasing due to development of advanced and popular technologies and solutions. "
target: Evident Point Software Corp
Evident Point was established in 1995 with the vision of delivering quality software engineering services to major industry players. Evident Point's track record includes many successful projects for Apple, Microsoft, Netronix, Netscape and other industry leading software and hardware vendors.
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closed 1/28/2015 via BusinessWire

Fingerprint, Inc., acquired Scribble Press

synopsis: Fingerprint announced that it has acquired Scribble Press. Scribble Press is a multimedia platform accessible via the web and on the iPad. Scribble Press is an easy, fun and free way to create and publish ones stories. Scribble Press’ book-making digital products have been used in more than 35,000 classrooms by kids aged 6-12.
buyer: Fingerprint, Inc.
Fingerprint is a mobile technology company that powers games and curates play-and-learn content to targeted customers around the world through dedicated mobile networks. Industry leaders in mobile technology, edutainment, broadcast and more license it's technology platform and content solution. "
target parent: Make Meaning Inc.
target: Scribble Press
Scribble Press is a multimedia platform accessible via the web and on the iPad. Scribble Press is an easy, fun and free way to create and publish ones stories. Scribble Press’ book-making digital products have been used in more than 35,000 classrooms by kids aged 6-12.
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closed 7/24/2013 via PR Newswire

Make Meaning Inc., acquired Scribble Press

synopsis: Make Meaning, the ultimate experiential retail and events destination where children and adults can choose from over 50 creative experiences ranging from cake decorating and candle making to jewelry design, soap creation and ceramics, has acquired Scribble Press, a retail "make your own book" format launched in California in 2008.
buyer: Make Meaning Inc.
Make Meaning is a world class entertainment destination that brings guests of all ages together to have fun and be creative. Make Meaning's unique brand of entertainment is delivered through unexpected and unconventional high quality Creative Experiences that inspires surprises and delights. "
target: Scribble Press
Scribble Press is a multimedia platform for creating, sharing and publishing stories. Accessible via the web and on the iPad, Scribble Press is an easy, fun and free way to create and publish your stories.
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closed 2/8/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AssetWorks, acquired SoftChalk LLC

synopsis: Volaris Group has acquired SoftChalk LLC., a provider of educational content authoring software. The SoftChalk platform enables instructors to develop custom course materials and deliver interactive content to students. SoftChalk will be integrated into AssetWorks, a subsidiary of Volaris Group.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: AssetWorks
AssetWorks delivers industry-leading business solutions to help asset- and infrastructure-intensive organizations. Using the latest cloud and mobile computing technologies, their asset management solutions and domain expertise help organizations eliminate waste, redundancy, and inefficiency. "
target: SoftChalk LLC
SoftChalk is a provider of educational content authoring software. The SoftChalk platform enables instructors to develop custom course materials and deliver interactive content to students, including interactive games, self-assessment quiz questions, and annotated text.
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closed 10/1/2010 via PR Newswire

The Access Network Company, acquired College Media Network

synopsis: The Access Network Company announced that it will take over operations of College Media Network. College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million people.
buyer: The Access Network Company
The Access Network(SM) is the premier online city guide content management software platform for premium brands, publishers, and local merchants. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: College Media Network
College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million unique college students and alumni each month.
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closed 9/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Hyland Software, Inc., acquired Hershey Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Hyland Software has purchased privately held Hershey Systems, a provider of Web-based ECM solutions focused primarily on the higher education market. The acquistion makes Hyland one of the largest enterprise content management (ECM) software suite vendors in the higher education market.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Hyland Software, Inc.
Hyland Software is the developer of OnBase. An award-winning suite of document management and content management solutions, OnBase has a proven record of solving problems resulting from time consuming, costly and error plagued manual tasks. "
target: Hershey Systems, Inc.
Hershey Systems is a software company that provides innovative solutions to more than 200 higher education institutions around the world. Hershey provides a comprehensive range of solutions for the higher education market focused on student success and operational excellence.
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closed 4/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Kopernio

synopsis: Kopernio, an edtech platform for accessing academic journals, has been acquired by Clarivate Analytics, a research analytics software company. Based in the UK, Kopernio is an AI-powered platform for academics, students, and researchers to search available research papers online from major publishers and open source publishers.
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$1,614.03)
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. "
target: Kopernio
Based in the UK, Kopernio is an edtech platform for accessing academic journals. Kopernio's AI-powered platform enables academics, students, and researchers to search available research papers online from major publishers and open source publishers.
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announced 11/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Instructure, will acquire Kimono LLC

synopsis: Instructure Holdings, Inc. will acquire Kimono, a leader in cloud-based data integration and interoperability for education. A long-time partner, and preferred integration solution of Canvas LMS, Kimono will be rebranded as Elevate Data Sync as it joins the Instructure Learning Platform.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Instructure (INST:$382.30)
Instructure is an education technology company dedicated to elevating student success, amplifying the power of teaching, and inspiring everyone to learn together. The Instructure Learning Platform supports more than 30 million educators and learners around the world. "
target: Kimono LLC
Kimono is a leader in cloud-based data integration and interoperability for education. Kimono connects with every student information system, so organizations can synchronize student, staff, and learning data with a single platform.
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