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Wiley, acquired mthree

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, a global leader in research and education, has acquired mthree from ECI Partners LLP. mthree sources, trains, and prepares aspiring students and professionals to meet the skill needs of today’s tech careers, and then places them with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, tech companies, and government agencies.
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 parent: ECI Partners
target: mthree
mthree sources, trains, and prepares aspiring students and professionals to meet the skill needs of today’s tech careers, and then places them with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, technology companies, and government agencies. They are based in London, UK.
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$129
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closed 9/7/2022 via BNC Analysis

S.i. Systems, acquired xiBOSS Corporation

synopsis: S.i. Systems ULC, Canada's largest information technology staffing company, has completed the acquisition of xiBOSS Corporation, a national IT staffing company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. xiBOSS provides full-service staffing support to business enterprises small to multinational.
buyer: S.i. Systems
S.i. Systems is one of Canada's largest IT staffing companies. S.i. Systems created MatchGuide, a proprietary web-based match-making solution to provide precision contract and permanent placements for IT and Corporate professionals. "
target: xiBOSS Corporation
xiBOSS is a staffing firm with 15 core team members focused on servicing clients across Canada. Founded in 2002, xiBOSS has a long history of providing clients with top-notch IT professionals to fulfill their team and project needs, in Canada and in 29 countries around the world.
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announced 8/29/2022 via BusinessWire

Digital Intelligence Systems Corporation, will acquire MAKE Corporation

synopsis: Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS), a global talent gap solutions firm, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of MAKE Corporation, a leading, full-service professional and IT recruiting firm.
buyer: Digital Intelligence Systems Corporation
Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS) is a global managed services and staffing firm with over 70 offices worldwide. "
target: MAKE Corporation
MAKE Corporation, a woman-owned business, is a full-service professional and IT recruiting firm in Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX.
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closed 8/17/2022 via BusinessWire

Consulting Solutions International, acquired iBridge Solutions, LLC

synopsis: CSI IT, a technical recruiting and staffing organization, has acquired iBridge Solutions. iBridge has provided IT staffing services to Fortune 1000 clients in the St Louis market since 2000. The Company is well-respected for its ability to provide high-quality candidates that possess hard-to-find skillsets.
buyer parent: White Wolf Capital
buyer: Consulting Solutions International
CSI, a Consulting Solutions company, is a technical recruiting and staffing organization with a focus on delivering ERP, Oracle and IT technical resources to drive enterprise transformation initiatives. "
target: iBridge Solutions, LLC
iBridge has provided IT staffing services to Fortune 1000 clients in the St Louis market since 2000. The Company is well-respected for its ability to provide high-quality candidates that possess hard-to-find skillsets and to drive successful outcomes for its clients.
price ($mm)
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$15
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0.0x
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announced 8/11/2022 via BNC Analysis

I&I Group Public Company Limited, will acquire Lansing Business Systems

synopsis: I&I Group (iiG), a digital and technology consulting company in Thailand, will acquire a 51% stake in Lansing Business Systems (LBS), an IT consulting firm in Thailand. LBS focuses on assisting their clients by providing them with bespoke IT services. They offer services for IT outsourcing, IT staffing, IT securities, software development and more.
buyer: I&I Group Public Company Limited (SET:IIG:$19.46)
I&I Group (iiG) is a leading digital and technology consulting company in Thailand. iiG provides their clients with end-to-end solutions and professional services to help them create sustainable value. They offer services for business analytics, customer relations, cloud solutions, and more. "
target: Lansing Business Systems
Lansing Business Systems (LBS) is an IT consulting firm in Thailand. LBS focuses on assisting their clients by providing them with bespoke IT services. They offer services for IT outsourcing, IT staffing, IT securities, software development, performance testing, and more.
price ($mm)
$11*
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
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closed 7/6/2022 via PR Newswire

Tandym, acquired Metro Systems

synopsis: Tandym Group, a leading national recruitment, contract staffing, consulting, and workforce solutions company, has acquired Metro Systems, Inc., a Virginia-based technology staffing firm. Metro Systems provides nationwide technology staffing and direct hire services to clients spanning a broad range of end markets.
buyer parent: Mill Rock Capital
buyer: Tandym
Tandym Group is a leading national recruitment, contract staffing, consulting, and workforce solutions company with offices throughout the U.S. The company serves clients across a broad range of verticals, including healthcare, technology, life sciences, and professional services. "
target: Metro Systems
Metro Systems is a leading information technology staffing company. Metro provides IT staffing and direct hire services, working with companies in a variety of industries including financial services, e-Commerce, telecommunications and government services.
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closed 7/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Envision LLC, acquired Jacobson Staffing, Inc.

synopsis: IT staffing firm Envision has acquired staffing agency Jacobson Staffing Inc. Founded in 1999, Jacobson Staffing has provided services for companies of various sized to fill an array of roles, including C-suite positions.
buyer: Envision LLC
Envision provides staffing services for the information technology and marketing fields. Envision works with companies of all sizes and its highly skilled team of recruiters works diligently to fill open job orders and find the right fit for employees and clients alike. "
target: Jacobson Staffing, Inc.
Jacobson Staffing is a Information Technology (IT) staffing company specializing in identifying and placing top tier IT talent. Jacobson Staffing works to thoroughly understand both its candidate’s and corporate client’s needs, which results in a collaborative partnership with both parties.
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closed 5/4/2022 via Company Press Release

KORE1, acquired Technical Connections, Inc.

synopsis: KORE1 has acquired Technical Connections, Inc. (TCI), a premier, Los Angeles-based recruiting firm with expertise in the IT and software development industries. This acquisition significantly expands KORE1’s presence in Southern California, allowing the firm to attract top talent and to best serve a fast-growing roster of clients.
buyer: KORE1
Kore1 is a nationwide provider of recruiting and staffing services for technology, digital and creative, engineering, accounting and finance, and scientific positions on both a temporary and full-time basis. "
target: Technical Connections, Inc.
Technical Connections, Inc. (TCI) is the premier recruiting firm specializing exclusively in technology professionals. TCI offers a full range of services, including retained search, contingency placement, and short- and long-term consulting.
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closed 5/3/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Astek, acquired Serti Placement TI Inc.

synopsis: Astek, a global player in engineering and technology consulting, has acquired Serti Placement TI, a Montréal firm specializing in IT recruitment and placement in consulting as well as talent vetting mode. This acquisition will enable Astek to add valuable human resources to its workforce, for the benefit of its clients.
buyer: Astek
Astek is a global player in engineering and technology consulting. With expertise in a number of industrial and service sectors, Astek works with its international clients on the smart deployment of their products and services as well as the implementation of their digital transformation. "
target parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
target: Serti Placement TI Inc.
Based in Montreal, Serti Placement TI offers its clients an extensive range of expertise as well as staff recruitment and placement services. It provides competitive commercial conditions and selects, for its clients, only handpicked professionals who are supported by its technical teams.
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closed 4/25/2022 via BusinessWire

ACS Solutions, acquired Volt Information Sciences, Inc.

synopsis: ACS Solutions, a global provider of IT solutions and services, has acquired Volt Information Sciences, Inc., a global provider of staffing services. Volt provides contingent workers, personnel recruitment services and managed staffing services programs supporting primarily administrative, technical, IT, light-industrial and engineering positions.
buyer: ACS Solutions
ACS Solutions is a global provider of information technology solutions and services. ACS Solutions helps their clients solve complex business challenges with innovative technology solutions. They offer services for cloud enablement, digital insights, cognitive AI, business automation, and more. "
target: Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (AMEX:VISI:$885.39)
Volt is a global provider of staffing services. Volt provides contingent workers, personnel recruitment services and managed staffing services programs supporting primarily administrative, technical, information technology, light-industrial and engineering positions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$133 [$177]
rev ($mm)
$894
EBITDA ($mm)
$26
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
closed 2/7/2022 via BNC Analysis

FirstMeridian Business Services Pvt. Ltd., acquired Rlabs Enterprise Services Limited

synopsis: FirstMeridian Business Services Pvt Ltd, a human resource (HR) investment platform backed by private equity firm Samara Capital, Goldman Sachs and Janchor Partners, has bought India-based RLabs Enterprise Services Ltd, an IT (information technology) staffing and consulting firm.
buyer: FirstMeridian Business Services Pvt. Ltd.
FirstMeridian is a human resource (HR) investment platform backed by private equity firm Samara Capital, Goldman Sachs and Janchor Partners. Headquartered in Bangalore, FirstMeridian has the objective to build a premier HR platform that offers end-to-end Human Resources solutions. "
target: Rlabs Enterprise Services Limited
RLabs is an IT staffing and consulting firm with over 1,200 technology professionals deployed across its clientele in over 40 locations in India. RLabs is a value driven and professionally managed firm providing best in class staff augmentation, IT consulting and managed services solutions.
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closed 2/2/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Futuris Company, acquired Cadan Technologies

synopsis: Futuris Company, a Human Capital Management (HCM) company, has acquired Cadan Technologies, a leading provider of technology solutions and lifecycle management. Cadan Technologies offers a variety of technology services which include IT staffing, cloud solutions, data storage, data security, web services, and more.
buyer: Futuris Company (OTCPK:FTRS:$1.04)
Futuris is a Human Capital Management company focused on the acquisition and operation of executive search, staffing, and consulting companies that specialize in professional service verticals such as medical, finance, information technology, recruitment process outsourcing, and human resources. "
target: Cadan Technologies
Cadan Technologies is a full service IT provider. They offer a variety of technology services which include technology lifecycle management, IT staffing, cloud solutions, data storage, data security & remote access, and web services.
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closed 1/12/2022 via PR Newswire

Talent Group Staffing, acquired EdgeLink

synopsis: Talent Group, a leading IT staffing company, has acquired EdgeLink, another leading and fast growing IT staffing firm. EdgeLink is an award-winning technology staffing and recruiting partner to start-ups, regional fast growing companies, and well-known national brands throughout the U.S.
buyer parent: Osceola Capital Management, LLC
buyer: Talent Group Staffing
Talent Group specializes in contract staffing and also has capabilities in direct hire, executive search, and managed solutions. The company identifies ideal talent from its extensive database that includes millions of qualified candidates. "
target: EdgeLink
EdgeLink is a technology staffing firm that recruits the best mid- to executive-level technical professionals on a contract, contract-to-hire and direct-hire basis. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, EdgeLink works with start-ups to Fortune 100 companies throughout the country.
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closed 1/11/2022 via BNC Analysis

Mitchell Martin, acquired TransTech IT Staffing

synopsis: Mitchell Martin Inc. (MMI), one of the nation's largest staffing companies, has acquired TransTech IT Staffing, a leading provider of IT staffing services in the Chicago area. The acquisition serves to expand the scope of the combined company's network and will further MMI's strategy of penetrating high growth geographical markets.
buyer: Mitchell Martin
Mitchell Martin, Inc. (MMI) is a family of companies supporting the growth of both people and businesses through innovative talent acquisition services. Since 1984, MMI has helped thousands of clients find the best candidates in information technology and healthcare throughout the United States. "
target: TransTech IT Staffing
TransTech IT Staffing is an award-winning technology recruiting firm serving small, medium and enterprise clients nationwide for over 30 years. Its team builds strong client and candidate relationships and has deep knowledge and experience in the technology industry.
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closed 1/5/2022 via BNC Analysis

S.i. Systems, acquired Eagle Professional Resources

synopsis: S.i. Systems ULC, one of Canada's largest Information Technology companies, has acquired Eagle Professional Resources, a national IT staffing company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. Eagle is a professional staffing agency specialized in Information Technology with approximately 100 employees in 10 offices across Canada.
buyer: S.i. Systems
S.i. Systems is one of Canada's largest IT staffing companies. S.i. Systems created MatchGuide, a proprietary web-based match-making solution to provide precision contract and permanent placements for IT and Corporate professionals. "
target: Eagle Professional Resources
Founded in 1996, Eagle is one of Canada's premier IT staffing agencies placing IT professionals into contract, and full-time permanent positions. Eagle has approximately 100 employees in 10 offices across Canada.
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closed 11/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

MethodHub, acquired S&R Professionals

synopsis: MethodHub Software, an IT Services company, has acquired S and R professionals, an Enterprise Application services company with proven SAP expertise and works niche clients in the Oil & Gas/Energy vertical. The acquisition will accelerate MethodHub’s expansion in the enterprise application business will add Energy to its portfolio.
buyer: MethodHub
Methodhub is a global IT services company that delivers software solutions and services for enterprise customers in financial, healthcare and retail domains. Cloud, data and AI/Machine Learning are the core areas of focus with operations in the US, Canada, India, and Thailand. "
target: S&R Professionals
S&R Professionals is a leading global consulting services company, offering a wide array of solutions customized for a range of key verticals and horizontals. The company's offerings include web development, software development, IT staffing and services, and IT offshore solutions.
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closed 10/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Brightwater, acquired Vantage Resources

synopsis: Irish recruitment agency Brightwater has acquired Dublin-based Vantage Resources, an IT contracting and talent acquisition business founded in 2000 that primarily sources specialist IT professionals on medium to long term contracts to clients.
buyer: Brightwater
Based in Ireland, Brightwater Group specialises in the recruitment of professionals across professional services, technical services and executive for permanent, contract, temporary and interim management roles. "
target: Vantage Resources
Based in Ireland, Vantage Resources delivers IT services and staffing solutions that enable its customers to support their network systems and legacy applications while also delivering new and innovative technology solutions to support their businesses.
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closed 9/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

K2 Partnering Solutions Ltd., acquired Marlin Green Ltd

synopsis: K2 Partnering Solutions, a UK-based IT staffing firm, announced the acquisition of Marlin Green, a UK-based IT staffing firm. Marlin Green has offices in London and Düsseldorf, Germany. The firm provides specialist pan-European contract IT recruitment solutions across SAP, Business Intelligence, and Big Data.
buyer: K2 Partnering Solutions Ltd.
K2 Partnering Solutions is a UK-based IT staffing firm. K2 Partnering Solutions was formed in 1997 to provide enterprise software consultants for projects around the world. K2 has 19 locations covering Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific. "
target: Marlin Green Ltd
Marlin Green has offices in London and Düsseldorf, Germany. The firm provides specialist pan-European contract IT recruitment solutions across SAP, Business Intelligence, and Big Data.
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closed 8/31/2021 via PR Newswire

Patreon, acquired Clear Talent LLC

synopsis: Patreon, a platform for creators of all kinds and their most passionate fans, has acquired Clear Talent, a tech recruiting firm. The acquisition of Clear Talent will allow Patreon to rapidly scale its talent acquisition efforts and build a best-in-class engineering, product, and design team.
buyer: Patreon
Patreon is a membership platform that connects creators and their most passionate fans. Spearheading the creator economy, Patreon's 200,000+ creators have connected with more than 7 million fans on Patreon and creators have earned more than $2 billion since the company's inception. "
target: Clear Talent LLC
Clear Talent is a tech recruiting firm focused on helping startups succeed as they grow. Clear Talent partners closely with company leaders, across both People and Tech teams, to understand their needs and goals to help build world class engineering, data, product, and design teams.
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announced 8/25/2021 via PR Newswire

Experis, will acquire ettain group

synopsis: ManpowerGroup, the leading global workforce solutions company, will acquire ettain group, one of the largest privately-held IT resourcing and services providers in North America. ettain will become part of Experis, ManpowerGroup's global IT resourcing and services brand.
buyer parent: ManpowerGroup
buyer: Experis (CITP:$649.31)
Experis is the global leader in professional resourcing and project-based workforce solutions. They accelerate organizations'​ growth by intensely attracting, assessing, and placing specialized expertise in IT, Finance, and Engineering to deliver in-demand talent for mission-critical positions. "
target parent: Alvarez & Marsal
target: ettain group
ettain group is the Talent Solutions Company that delivers Recruitment Services and Managed Services in IT, Healthcare IT, and Digital Creative. From discovery to execution, ettain helps its customers successfully design, develop and deliver critical technology and business initiatives.
price ($mm)
$925
rev ($mm)
$724
EBITDA ($mm)
$75
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.3x
closed 1/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired mthree

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, a global leader in research and education, has acquired mthree from ECI Partners LLP. mthree sources, trains, and prepares aspiring students and professionals to meet the skill needs of today’s tech careers, and then places them with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, tech companies, and government agencies.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target parent: ECI Partners
target: mthree
mthree sources, trains, and prepares aspiring students and professionals to meet the skill needs of today’s tech careers, and then places them with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, technology companies, and government agencies. They are based in London, UK.
price ($mm)
$129
rev ($mm)
$50
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EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired Knowledge Unlatched

synopsis: Global research and education leader Wiley announced the acquisition of Knowledge Unlatched, an innovator in online open access solutions. The open access movement promises to make more research broadly available to democratize information and to accelerate academic discovery.
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: Knowledge Unlatched
Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is a German company that offers free access to scholarly content for every reader across the world. KU operates an online marketplace that provides libraries and institutions worldwide with a central place to support various Open Access collections and models.
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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.
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$298
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Wiley, purchased Informatics products from Bio-Rad Laboratories

synopsis: John Wiley and Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced the acquisition of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.’s Informatics products including the company’s spectroscopy software and spectral databases.
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. "
seller: Bio-Rad Laboratories (BIO:$2,311.66)
The acquisition includes the Informatics Spectroscopy Software and Spectral Databases from Bio-Rad Laboratories, a manufacturer of products for the life science research and clinical diagnostics markets. The company was founded in 1952 in Berkeley, California
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closed 3/12/2020 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Madgex

synopsis: John Wiley and Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has acquired Madgex, a market-leading provider of advanced job board software and career center services.
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: Madgex
Madge is a market-leading provider of advanced job board software and career center services. Their software is used by many of the world's most successful, well known brands providing a full range of tools needed to run a profitable online recruitment business.
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closed 1/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired mthree

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, a global leader in research and education, has acquired mthree from ECI Partners LLP. mthree sources, trains, and prepares aspiring students and professionals to meet the skill needs of today’s tech careers, and then places them with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, tech companies, and government agencies.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target parent: ECI Partners
target: mthree
mthree sources, trains, and prepares aspiring students and professionals to meet the skill needs of today’s tech careers, and then places them with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, technology companies, and government agencies. They are based in London, UK.
price ($mm)
$129
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$50
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announced 7/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Zyante

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Zyante Inc., a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Zyante
Zyante Inc. is a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired RedLink

synopsis: Atypon, the technology leader in the scholarly publishing market, has acquired RedLink, the provider of key data and insights for academic publishers, libraries, and consortia. RedLink’s data and engagement products include Library Dashboard, Publisher Dashboard, SiteLeads, and Remarq.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting content into the hands of practitioners and researchers. Literatum, their online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers automated tools to manage, market, and monetize any type of content for distribution. "
target: RedLink
RedLink helps libraries, publishers, and users see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s products include intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines (SiteLeads), and editorial engagement tools (Remarq).
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announced 5/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Knewton, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of affordable courseware and adaptive learning technology. Knewton developed an advanced learning system demonstrated to deliver highly-personalized learning experiences that drive superior outcomes.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley's scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals and digital learning, certification, and student-lifecycle services and solutions help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world "
target: Knewton, Inc.
Knewton puts achievement within reach for everyone through adaptive learning technology and products that deliver personalized and lasting learning experiences. Alta is Knewton’s fully integrated, adaptive learning courseware.
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closed 2/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Manuscripts

synopsis: Atypon, an online publishing platform, has acquired Manuscripts, a free writing tool that lets users plan, edit and share their work. Manuscripts also warns users of missing sections, violated word limits, and many more factors affecting the submission of their work.
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: Manuscripts
Manuscripts is a free writing tool that lets users plan, edit and share their work. Manuscripts understands the format needed when submitting to a target journal. It warns users of missing sections, violated word limits, and many more factors affecting the submission.
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closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Information Services, acquired Linguistics Abstracts Online

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has expanded its linguistics resources with the acquisition of Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley, a global publishing company specializing in academic publications. Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts from linguistics and language study journals.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection. "
target parent: Wiley
target: Linguistics Abstracts Online
Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts from linguistics and language study journals. It benefits those studying linguistics and literature, writing papers, preparing teaching materials, compiling bibliographies and checking references.
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closed 10/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has completed the acquisition of Learning House, a diversified education services provider, from Weld North Holdings. The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley develops digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
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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 9/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired Ranku

synopsis: Ranku, a recruitment technology and predictive analytics software company for higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Wiley, a global provider of knowledge and learning solutions that improves outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Ranku
Ranku is a Seattle based software company that aims to use technology to drive consumer advocacy in online higher education. Ranku licenses recruitment technology and predictive analytics to universities and state systems to scale online degree enrollment.
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announced 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Atypon Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Wiley, a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based technology partner that enables scholarly societies & publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market & manage their content on the web.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon creates world-class software that allows scholarly societies and related publishers to cost effectively build content sites with their branding front and center, analyze and respond to usage patterns, manage user access, enhance content discovery and support marketing and digital commerce.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Analyst Success

synopsis: John Wiley and Sons Inc, a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services, announced its acquisition of AnalystSuccess.com and related content from The American College of Financial Services. AnalystSuccess.com provides candidates with a simple, effective learning experience to help them prepare to pass the CFA exams.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target parent: The American College of Financial Services
target: Analyst Success
The Analyst Success CFA study program provides candidates with a simple, effective learning experience so they can be more successful taking the challenging CFA exams.
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closed 6/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired SimBioSys Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced that it has acquired SimBioSys Inc., a provider of scientific software tools that facilitate the drug discovery process.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. "
target: SimBioSys Inc.
SimBioSys is a recognized leader in the field of rational drug discovery software. Providing a wide range of software solutions, the company is focused on the development of scientific tools to facilitate the drug discovery process.
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closed 5/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired CrossKnowledge

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, has completed its acqusition of E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, a learning solutions provider focused on leadership and managerial skills development.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. "
target: CrossKnowledge
E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, is a leader in cloud-based distance learning solutions. CrossKnowledge solutions enable fast workforce empowerment and global strategic alignment, guaranteeing a unique learning experience for the individual and a real return on investment for the organization.
price ($mm)
$175
rev ($mm)
$37
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Profiles International, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced that it has acquired Profiles International, a provider of employment assessment and talent management solutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a valued, global publisher. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories. "
target: Profiles International, Inc.
Profiles International is the best source for talent management solutions. Their data-driven talent management solutions, built on complex behavioral science, yet simple to administer and read, help organizations find the right people and shape them into a winning team.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2013 via PR Web

Wiley, acquired Women in Higher Education

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a valued, global publisher, announced the acquisition of Women in Higher Education, an independent monthly publication and a leading resource for women on how to become more successful on campus.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a valued, global publisher. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories. "
target: Women in Higher Education
Women in Higher Education is an independent monthly publication with a mission to encourage, empower and enrage professional women on campuses across the country. With subscribers throughout the U.S, Canada, and abroad, it is available digitally and in print and is sold on a subscription basis.
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closed 5/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Fernhurst Books Limited, purchased 180 Nautical Titles from Wiley

synopsis: Fernhust Books announced that it has acquired assets from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s nautical consumer publishing program. Fernhurst acquired the digital and print assets for approximately 180 Wiley titles. Among the titles purchased are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
buyer: Fernhurst Books Limited
Fernhurst Books Limited is a new company which has been put together by a group of investors, comprising of skilled racers and experienced cruisers, as well as publishing professionals, to acquire the Wiley Nautical list. It will be based in Leamington Spa and managed by Jeremy Atkins. "
seller: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Among the 180 Wiley digital and print titles purchased from Wiley's consumer nautical publishing program are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
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closed 2/5/2021 via PR Newswire

AIP Publishing, acquired University Science Books

synopsis: AIP Publishing has acquired University Science Books (USB), a publisher of textbooks and course materials for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses that span the physical sciences. The acquisition supports AIP Publishing's mission to serve the physical sciences community by expanding its resources for science educators and students.
buyer parent: American Institute of Physics, Incorporated
buyer: AIP Publishing
AIP Publishing provides the global physical sciences community with a comprehensive collection of highly cited peer reviewed scientific information. Their mission is to advance the physical sciences as a publisher of leading research journals and conference proceedings. "
target: University Science Books
University Science Books is a high-quality publisher of textbooks and course materials for upper level undergraduate and graduate courses that span the physical sciences. Its textbooks in chemistry, physics, and astronomy have been recognized as the gold standard in their respective disciplines.
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closed 1/14/2021 via BusinessWire

Top Hat, acquired Fountainhead Press

synopsis: Toronto-based Top Hat, the leading active learning platform for higher education, has acquired Fountainhead Press, an independent press with an expansive portfolio of higher education content across multiple disciplines. Fountainhead Press brings 250 authors in disciplines spanning communication, composition, and science to Top Hat’s platform.
buyer: Top Hat
Based in Toronto, Top Hat is the only all-in-one courseware platform that enables active learning—a proven student-centred teaching pedagogy that promotes deep understanding, critical thinking, and subject mastery—with interactive content, tools, and activities. "
target: Fountainhead Press
Fountainhead Press is an independent press with an expansive portfolio of higher education content across multiple disciplines. Fountainhead Press develops high-quality textbooks with authors, producing personalized, content-rich course materials designed with student success in mind.
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announced 5/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Top Hat, will purchase Canadian Domestic Higher Ed Textbook Business from Nelson Education Ltd

synopsis: Top Hat, the leading active learning platform for higher education, announced it is acquiring more than 400 higher education textbook titles published by Nelson, Canada’s largest educational publisher.
buyer: Top Hat
Top Hat’s all-in-one teaching platform enables professors to connect with students inside and outside the classroom with engaging content, tools, and activities. "
seller: Nelson Education Ltd
The acquisition includes 400 higher education textbook titles published by Nelson, Canada's leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages.
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announced 7/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Zyante

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Zyante Inc., a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Zyante
Zyante Inc. is a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Klett Group, acquired ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.

synopsis: ThiemeMeulenhoff, an innovative publishing company and one of the largest manufacturers of digital learning resources and schoolbooks in the Netherlands, has been taken over by German publisher and educational company Klett Group.
buyer: Klett Group
With its 67 companies at 33 sites in 15 countries, the Klett Group is one of Europe’s leading education-dedicated enterprises. The Group's portfolio encompasses everything from traditional textbooks to modern interactive learning aids; from professional literature to the classics. "
target parent: ING Group NV
target: ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.
ThiemeMeulenhoff is one of the leading educational publishers in the Netherlands and developing teaching materials for Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Adult and Higher Education.
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closed 7/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Brill, acquired Sense Publishers

synopsis: Koninklijke Brill N.V., the international scholarly publisher, has acquired all shares of Sense Publishers B.V. (Dordrecht, NL) effective 1 July 2017 upon completion of satisfactory due diligence. With this agreement, Brill acquires an international English language publication list in Educational Research and related fields.
buyer: Brill (ENXTAM:BRILL:$39.83)
Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas. Brill publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, both in print and electronic formats. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. "
target: Sense Publishers
Sense Publishers was founded in 2004 by Peter de Liefde and is one of the fastest growing academic publishers of books in International Educational Research and related fields, featuring a current list of over 1400 titles and approximately 160 new titles published annually.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

S Chand Group, acquired Chhaya Prakashani

synopsis: S Chand, the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India, has acquired a majority stake in Chhaya Prakashani, the largest publisher in terms of reach in eastern India. Their catalog has expanded to cover school and college text books in almost all subjects and includes reference books for students too.
buyer: S Chand Group (BSE:540497:$113.05)
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more. "
target: Chhaya Prakashani
Chhaya Prakashani is the largest publisher in terms of reach in eastern India. Their catalog has expanded to cover school and college text books in almost all subjects and includes reference books for students too.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Editions Albin Michel SA, acquired De Boeck Superieur

synopsis: Albin Michel acquired the higher education branch of the Belgian publisher De Boeck, De Boeck Superier. De Boeck designs, produces and sells textbooks for students, and educational support tools that help teachers implement the curricula in the French Community of Belgium.
buyer: Editions Albin Michel SA
Editions Albin Michel's line of business includes publishing and printing books and pamphlets. Albin Michel publishes about 500 titles a year in the following genres: French literature, foreign literature, documents and essays, humanities, psychology, spirituality and practicality. "
target parent: Groupe De Boeck
target: De Boeck Superieur
De Boeck Superieur is the higher education branch of Belgian publisher, Groupe De Boeck. Groupe De Boeck SA publishes educational and reference books. De Boeck offers books on such topics as medical, nursing, French, and Dutch.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: M.E. Sharpes, a higher education academic books and journals company has been acquired by Taylor & Francis Group, a subsidiary of Informa plc. M.E. Sharpe publishes textbooks and general interest books for the higher education market, with particular strength in economics, marketing and politics and current affairs.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis is a leading international academic publisher. Operating from a network of 20 global offices, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,500 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles. "
target: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
M.E. Sharpe publishes textbooks and general interest books for the higher education market, with particular strength in economics, marketing and politics and current affairs. M.E. Sharpe also publishes both original works and translations in Asian and East European studies.
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closed 3/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Vital Source Technologies Inc., acquired Coursesmart

synopsis: Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group's global leader in building, enhancing and delivering e-learning content, announced that it has acquired the assets of CourseSmart, a leading provider of digital textbooks in the higher education market.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: Vital Source Technologies Inc.
VitalSource Technologies, Inc. develops digital book solutions. The company enables publishers, distributors, and other partners to create and deliver textbooks and other content directly to users' computers in its VitalBook file format. "
target: Coursesmart
CourseSmart is a leading digital content services company and the only provider of digital course materials able to combine curriculum, content and delivery into a single solution. The company is based in San Mateo, California and was founded in 2007.
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closed 12/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V., acquired ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.

synopsis: ThiemeMeulenhoff, the education publishing specialist, announced that it will become an independent company. ThiemeMeulenhoff develops and publishes teaching materials for Primary, Secondary, Vocational, Adult and Higher Education.
buyer: ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.
ThiemeMeulenhoff is one of the leading educational publishers in the Netherlands and developing teaching materials for Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Adult and Higher Education. "
target parent: NDC Holding BV
target: ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.
ThiemeMeulenhoff is one of the leading educational publishers in the Netherlands and developing teaching materials for Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Adult and Higher Education.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/30/2012 via Company Press Release

Medienfabrik Graz, acquired Leykam Buchverlag

synopsis: Medienfabrik Graz has taken over Leykam Buchverlags. Leykam Buchverlags offers book publishing services and is based in Graz, Austria.
buyer: Medienfabrik Graz
Medienfabrik Graz sees itself as innovative print agency that implemented as a creative partner in the advertising, marketing and communications industry, ideas for wholesale and retail customers. "
target: Leykam Buchverlag
Leykam Buchverlag, with its more than 400-year history, is one of the most traditional Austrian publishers. Education is the central theme of Leykam, which was founded by order of the Jesuit University of Graz.
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closed 5/9/2012 via Publishers Weekly

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Harlan Davidson, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has acquired the higher educational publisher Harlan Davidson, Inc. ("HDI"), which is a family-owned business based in Illinois. HDI publishes mainly history textbooks for use in two and four-year colleges.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target: Harlan Davidson, Inc.
Serving the needs of instructors and students of history in colleges, universities, and high schools throughout North America, Harlan Davidson, Inc., remains an independent publisher of textbooks and supplements. The company publishes mainly history textbooks for use in two and four-year colleges.
price ($mm)
$1.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Fairchild Books

synopsis: Fairchild Fashion Media, the trade group within Condé Nast, among others, has sold its book division, Fairchild Books, to the U.S. subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Fairchild Books publishes textbooks and other educational resources for students in fashion, merchandising, retailing and interior design.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Fairchild Books
Fairchild Books is the world's leading publisher of textbooks and educational resources for students of fashion, merchandising, retail, and interior design. As part of the Fairchild Fashion Group, Fairchild Books has a unique, insider access to all aspects of the fashion and design worlds.
price ($mm)
$6.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/4/2008 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., purchased higher education titles from Key Curriculum Press

synopsis: Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has acquired a list of higher education mathematics and statistics titles from Key College Publishing, the higher education division of Key Curriculum Press. Key Curriculum Press is a publisher of inquiry-based textbooks, software and supplemental materials for elementary, middle and high school students.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
seller parent: Cinven
seller: Key Curriculum Press
Key Curriculum Press specializes in print and electronic media for mathematics and is regarded in the USA as a pioneer in the effort to reform the mathematics curricula. The newly developed programs are aimed especially at the college and high school market.
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closed 5/30/2008 via BNC Analysis

Sage Publications, Inc., acquired CQ Press

synopsis: CQ Press, the book publishing unit of Washington-based Congressional Quarterly, Inc., has been sold to SAGE Publications, Inc., the independent academic publisher. The sale was announced jointly by Robert W. Merry, CQ’s president and editor-in-chief, and Blaise Simqu, SAGE’s president and CEO.
buyer: Sage Publications, Inc.
SAGE Publications is an independent international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, we are a world leader in our chosen scholarly, educational, and professional markets. "
target parent: Times Publishing Company
target: CQ Press
CQ Press serves the library, college, and professional markets with a diverse array of print and online products. It publishes about 100 new titles each year, with a growing list of textbooks and reference titles focusing on political science, mass communication, and related disciplines.
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closed 6/2/2008 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Houghton Mifflin College Division

synopsis: Cengage Learning, one of the leading providers of print and digital instructional and reference materials for the academic, professional and library markets, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Houghton Mifflin College Division (HM College).
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,313.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
target parent: Education Media and Publishing Group Limited
target: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Houghton Mifflin's College Division makes knowledge accessible and meaningful to learners at four-year, community and career colleges. The division also has an inclusive approach to content and pedagogy and also publishes textbooks, study guides, technology tools, and other materials.
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$230
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/9/2007 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired Roxbury Publishing Company

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, one of the leading independent investment banks serving the media, information and technology markets, announced that it represented Los Angeles-based Roxbury Publishing Company (Roxbury), a publisher of higher education books in its sale to Oxford University Press (OUP).
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world's largest university press, publishing over 4,000 new titles a year. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines. "
target: Roxbury Publishing Company
Roxbury Publishing Company publishes textbooks, anthologies and supplemental books for the college market. It is a leading college publisher of sociology, criminology, criminal justice, speech communication, and political science titles.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/18/2005 via AP - Associated Press

Broadview Press Inc., acquired Garamond Press Ltd.

synopsis: Broadview Press, Inc., an internationally-oriented Canadian-based publisher of books aimed at the higher education textbook market, has acquired Garamond Press Ltd., a small, privately-held Canadian publisher, the first independent Canadian company to publish exclusively for the post-secondary market.
buyer: Broadview Press Inc. (US:BVII:$20.46)
Broadview Press is an independent academic publisher with no affiliation to any larger publishing house or media conglomerate. "
target: Garamond Press Ltd.
Garamond Press offers an alternative to multinational textbook publishers and university presses. The company distributes multimedia products and is developing online texts.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/25/2005 via BusinessWire

Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Inc., acquired Virtual Text, Inc.

synopsis: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Virtual Text, Inc. Virtual Text was founded in 2000, by world renowned scientist, publisher and author, Dr. Benjamin Lewin, to provide a comprehensive web and print resource for the entire life science curriculum.
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: Virtual Text, Inc.
Virtual Text was started in year 2000 with the purpose of providing an alternative to scientific textbooks. We are developing a comprehensive site that covers the entire life sciences, including molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, immunology, development, and neurobiology.
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Ticker: AIM:PTY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parity Group PLC
Parity Group PLC
Parity Group PLC is a Professional Services organisation specialising in Business/IT Solutions, Professional Recruitment and Talent Management.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$116.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.91
EBIT ($mm)
$2.60
Net Income ($mm)
$0.02
Employees
105
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2458
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yume Technology Co Ltd
Yume Technology Co Ltd
Yume Technology Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company mainly engaged in the provision of staffing services. The Engineering Outsourcing segment dispatches workers that specialize in the semiconductor, electric, electronic, machinery, information and chemical fields.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$65.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.85
EBIT ($mm)
$1.56
Net Income ($mm)
$0.58
Employees
1232
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Ticker: TSRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TSR Consulting, Inc.
TSR Consulting, Inc.
TSR is an expert recruiting company, providing IT staffing, IT consulting, experienced technical personnel, and consultants. TSR has earned the respect of companies through well-refined candidate screening, timely placement, and a thorough understanding of the skill sets required by its clients.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$59.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.93)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
338
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Ticker: BSE:538273
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Response Informatics
Response Informatics
Response Informatics is a global end to end technology and enterprise level management consulting company. Response Informatics provides exceptional technology services to clients across various domains and sectors. They offer services for Salesforce, IT staffing, and cloud infrastructure.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX:IBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IBI Group Inc.
Toronto-based IBI Group Inc. is a globally integrated architecture, planning, engineering, and technology firm with over 2,600 professionals around the world. For more than 40 years, its dedicated professionals have helped clients create livable, sustainable, and advanced urban environments.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$439.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.61
EBIT ($mm)
$36.12
Net Income ($mm)
$16.61
Employees
3000
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parsons Corporation
Parsons Corporation
Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, defense/security, and resources.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,660.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$242.89
EBIT ($mm)
$98.68
Net Income ($mm)
$64.07
Employees
15500
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Ticker: TSX:SNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SNC-Lavalin
SNC-Lavalin
SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. They provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering and construction.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$6,328.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$415.36
EBIT ($mm)
$316.54
Net Income ($mm)
$210.10
Employees
34952
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,864.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$311.04
EBIT ($mm)
$214.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6900
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Ticker: LSE:BMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is an independent publisher with offices in London, New York, New Delhi and Sydney. Bloomsbury has built a reputation for publishing works of excellence and originality. Bloomsbury has a valuable portfolio of content and rights based intellectual property assets.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$280.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.13
EBIT ($mm)
$36.85
Net Income ($mm)
$26.95
Employees
738
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Ticker: BSE:540497
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S Chand Group
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$113.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.14
EBIT ($mm)
$22.85
Net Income ($mm)
$13.47
Employees
2389
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: NYSE:SPGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S&P Global
S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$8,297.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,461.00
EBIT ($mm)
$4,283.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:PBYA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ProBility Media Corp.
ProBility Media Corp.
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$6.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: NYSEAM:GNS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genius Group Limited
Genius Group Limited
Genius Group is a world-leading entrepreneur Edtech and education group, with a mission to disrupt the current education model with a student-centered, life-long learning curriculum that prepares students with the leadership, entrepreneurial and life skills to succeed in today’s market.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$12.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
254
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Ticker: PCSV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. is a developer of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education products for preschool through college students.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2.94
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
19
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Ticker: OTCPK:CNGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,313.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.20
EBIT ($mm)
$146.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4400
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Ticker: KLSE:SASBADI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi is a publisher of books and educational aids for the school-going children of Malaysia. Sasbadi is an essential guide for students and teachers in elite smart schools in the cities, as well as simple schools in the kampungs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$23.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
$1.98
Employees
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Ticker: KROT3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton is one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, operating in the primary and secondary education segment for over 45 years and in the postsecondary education segment for more than 10 years.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,443.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$484.88
EBIT ($mm)
$404.34
Net Income ($mm)
$463.09
Employees
15000
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Ticker: ENXTAM:BRILL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brill
Brill
Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$39.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.32
EBIT ($mm)
$4.41
Net Income ($mm)
$2.92
Employees
133
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Ticker: TSE:4177
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
i-plug Inc.
i-plug Inc.
i-plug is a Japanese company that operates job hunting platforms. i-plug's OfferBox is a website that helps students to find and receive job offers. The platform features over 11,900 companies looking for graduates. They also operate PaceBox, a site that helps people to find or change jobs.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$21.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.83
EBIT ($mm)
$2.56
Net Income ($mm)
$1.77
Employees
205
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: SCHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media.
year
2023
rev ($mm)
$1,642.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$183.90
EBIT ($mm)
$92.60
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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