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Elsevier B.V., acquired Authess

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Authess
Authess is a developer that uniquely leverages technology to measure an individual’s ability to solve complex, real-world problems. The Authess platform supports authoring, delivery, analysis, and reporting of authentic, performance-based assessment.
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closed 3/19/2021 via PR Newswire

Penn Foster Inc., acquired Sokanu

synopsis: Penn Foster has acquired Sokanu, creator of the CareerExplorer platform used by over 10 million people to match to and evaluate career paths. The acquisition furthers Penn Foster's mission of putting middle-skill workers on a path to economic mobility by combining actionable labor market intelligence with workforce-relevant courses and programs.
buyer parent: Two Sigma Investments
buyer: Penn Foster Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
Penn Foster is bridging the gap between education and economic opportunity to build the workforce. They partner with employers, education and workforce organizations, and local community groups to design and deliver digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers. "
target: Sokanu
Canada-based Sokanu is the Internet's largest career advancement platform. CareerExplorer by Sokanu is the most widely-used career assessment, blending psychometrics and machine learning to help people understand how their personal traits, talents, interests, and values align with different careers.
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closed 4/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Peer, Inc.

synopsis: Microblogging platform Twitter has acquired employee and manager feedback startup Peer founded by former Salesforce chief operating officer George Hu. Peer is an organizational feedback tool where employees can monitor their performance continuously.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Peer, Inc.
Peer is an organizational feedback tool where employees can monitor their performance continuously.
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closed 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Engagedly, acquired Management Mentors, Inc.

synopsis: Engagedly, the St. Louis-based leader in performance management and employee engagement software, announced the acquisition of Management Mentors, a SaaS-based mentoring company headquartered in Boston.
buyer: Engagedly
Engagedly is a leading global provider of performance management and employee engagement software and services based in St. Louis, MO with offices in India, Australia, and the UK. "
target: Management Mentors, Inc.
Management Mentor is a SaaS-based mentoring company headquartered in Boston. Management Mentors' flagship product MentoringComplete is an online mentoring software program built on the core principles of human psychology.
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closed 7/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Infobase, purchased Professional Development and Training Platform from Hoonuit

synopsis: Infobase has announced the acquisition of Hoonuit's Professional Development and Training Platform, the leading solution for educators needing to improve student learning and meet district, state, and department objectives.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Infobase
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is a leading provider of award-winning digital reference content to the school and library community. Infobase provides students, educators, and librarians with a broad range of products that both enhance and enrich the learning experience. "
seller parent: Renovus Capital
seller: Hoonuit
The acquisition includes Hoonuit's Professional Development and Training Platform, the leading solution for educators needing to improve student learning and meet district, state, and department objectives. Hoonuit is a leading provider of data management and analytics solutions in education.
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closed 1/5/2022 via PR Newswire

Talent Inc., acquired Interview School Inc.

synopsis: Talent Inc., the leading digital resource and trusted advisor to job seekers worldwide, announced its acquisition of Interview School, an innovative mock-interview software company that provides job seekers with up-to-date interview questions and AI-assisted feedback.
buyer: Talent Inc.
Talent Inc. helps job seekers navigate career changes and differentiate themselves in a competitive job market. Through its suite of properties, Talent Inc. empowers job seekers to take control of their careers and reach their full potential through its professional career services. "
target: Interview School Inc.
Interview School is mock-interview software that provides users with up-to-date interview questions and AI-assisted feedback. Since 2018, the company has helped thousands of professionals walk into interview rooms feeling prepared and confident.
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announced 2/16/2021 via Company Press Release

Learning Technologies Group, will acquire Bridge

synopsis: UK-based Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), the provider of services and technologies for digital learning and talent management, will acquire Bridge, a learning, performance, and skills development platform for mid-enterprise organisations. The acquisition significantly extends LTG’s learning and talent offering in the mid-enterprise market.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
UK-based Learning Technologies Group (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Bridge
Bridge is a learning, performance and skills development platform for mid-enterprise organizations. Specializing in employee-centric experiences, the offering includes a learning management system in addition to performance, engagement and skills development products on a single SaaS-based platform.
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$50
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announced 9/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oracle Corporation, will acquire Iridize

synopsis: Enterprise software company Oracle Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire Tel Aviv-based user training startup Iridize Ltd. Founded in 2011, Iridize develops software that allows companies to create personalized user guides for cloud and web applications.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$41,399.00)
Oracle is a computer technology corporation developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers. "
target: Iridize
Founded in 2011, Iridize develops software that allows companies to create personalized user guides for cloud and web applications. Iridize accelerates product adoption and user onboarding, reducing support costs with a powerful platform of personalized interactive guides and messages.
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closed 7/12/2018 via PR Newswire

LeapPoint, acquired JumpSeat

synopsis: LeapPoint, a management and technology consulting firm, is excited to announce it has acquired browser-based digital adoption platform, JumpSeat. This platform allows companies to streamline their onboarding process and technology adoption efforts.
buyer: LeapPoint
LeapPoint is a management and technology consulting firm that provides advisory and digital services as well as custom application development. LeapPoint offers a thoughtful blend of resources to bring just the right mix of business acumen and functional expertise to drive enterprise change. "
target: JumpSeat
JumpSeat is a browser-based digital adoption platform. This platform allows companies to streamline their onboarding process and technology adoption efforts. JumpSeat is a browser-based solution allowing it to be utilized across the many different technologies a company has in its stack.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Campus Labs, acquired Courseval

synopsis: Campus Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of EdCentric, Inc. and a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Academic Management Systems LLC (Courseval), a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Labs
Campus Labs empowers institutions to make valuable connections with their data. The Company offers a complete set of integrated solutions for areas such as assessment, retention, teaching, learning, student engagement, and institutional effectiveness. "
target parent: Invoke Solutions
target: Courseval
Academic Management Systems, LLC, the developer of CoursEval, is a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance. The Company currently serves more than 300 higher education institutions.
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closed 11/25/2015 via Company Press Release

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One Holdings, Inc. announced that it reached an agreement to sell its Campus Labs data analytics business to an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners. Campus Labs provides a software platform for colleges and universities to make data-driven, strategic decisions ranging from accreditation to student retention to effective operations.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector. "
target parent: Higher One, Inc.
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
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closed 2/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Academic Management Systems, Inc. merged with Invoke Solutions,

synopsis: Invoke Solutions, a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies, has merged with Academic Management Systems, Inc. Founded in 1997, Academic Management Systems Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education.
buyer: Invoke Solutions
Invoke Solutions is a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies. Its patented software is considered the pioneer in real-time large-scale qualitative and quantitative market research. "
target parent: North Atlantic Capital
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Since 1997, Academic Management Systems, Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education. Its student-ratings-of-instruction system, CoursEval™ is used by 300 colleges, universities, and professional schools around the world.
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closed 8/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Higher One, Inc., acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One announced that it will be acquiring substantially all of the assets of Campus Labs, the leading comprehensive assessment platform for higher education that combines data collection, reporting, and analytics to help promote student and institutional success.
buyer: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One provides higher education institutions and their students with efficient, convenient and easy-to-use solutions to handle financial disbursements. These include: student refunds, on-campus and community purchases, payroll and employee expenses, as well as the collection of payments. "
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
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closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Academic Management Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc. announced the acquisition of Academic Management Systems (AMS) and its flagship product CoursEval. ConnectEDU will continue to support, enhance and grow the CoursEval higher education and health professions client base as well as extending the solution into the ConnectEDU K-12 client base.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: Liaison International, Inc.
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Academic Management Systems provides information technology products to the higher education and professional education communities; to create a network of institutions sharing common technologies and business processes; and to shape the future of higher education and professional education.
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closed 10/6/2021 via BNC Analysis

BetterPlace Safety Solutions, acquired Oust Labs

synopsis: BetterPlace, an Indian blue-collar lifecycle management startup, has acquired Oust Labs, a company that helps enterprises to onboard, train and engage their distributed workforce. Oust's gamified micro-learning platform allows businesses to create and share microlearning courses and assessments on mobile devices to up-skill their workforce.
buyer: BetterPlace Safety Solutions
BetterPlace is an Indian technology platform that manages the end-to-end lifecycle of blue collar workers. They make an immense social impact by helping the unorganized sector get training, employment, financial inclusion, digital footprint trust score and other benefits using technology. "
target: Oust Labs
Oust Labs is a company that helps enterprises to onboard, train and engage their distributed workforce. Oust's gamified micro-learning platform allows businesses to create and share microlearning courses and assessments on mobile devices to train and up-skill their workforce.
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closed 4/7/2021 via PR Newswire

Kahoot!, acquired Motimate

synopsis: Kahoot!, the global learning platform company, announced the acquisition of Motimate, an employee engagement and learning app provider for organizations of all sizes. Their app uses gamification to onboard new starters or train and upskill current workers. They are based in Oslo, Norway.
buyer: Kahoot! (OTCNO:KAHOOT:$42.97)
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform in Norway. Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Kahoot! is used in a multitude of settings, including K-12 and university classrooms, corporate offices, and more. "
target: Motimate
Motimate is an employee engagement and learning app provider for organizations of all sizes. Their app uses gamification to onboard new starters or train and upskill current workers. They are based in Oslo, Norway.
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired PeopleAdmin, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of PeopleAdmin, the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government.
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC (:$528.60)
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. Its software enables clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance.
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closed 3/27/2014 via PR Web

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PeopleAdmin, Inc.

synopsis: PeopleAdmin, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions for higher education and government, announced that it has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm with over $7 billion in committed capital.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a U.S. based private equity firm that invests capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for higher education and government. PeopleAdmin’s software enables more than 700 clients to streamline the hiring process; onboard new employees; efficiently manage positions and employee performance; and more.
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closed 6/17/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Professional Diversity Network LLC, acquired Resunate

synopsis: The Professional Diversity Network, a developer and operator of online networks and job boards for culturally diverse professionals, has acquired Resunate, a developer of recruiting software designed to connect job seekers, colleges, universities and job placement companies with specific job postings.
buyer: Professional Diversity Network LLC (IPDN:$4.29)
The Professional Diversity Network (PDN) is a Chicago-based diversity recruitment firm. PDN manages a suite of professional networking websites that target diverse professional groups, including African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, women, LGBT, veterans, and people with disabilities. "
target parent: Careerimp, Inc.
target: Resunate
Resunate is a web based software, created to build a resume and automatically evaluate and improve it for every job. It provides legitimate, quantitative feedback to job seekers; and confidence for employers that they are selecting the best candidate in their applicant pool.
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closed 9/27/2007 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired AY Recruiting Solutions

synopsis: Hobsons, a company that aids colleges and universities in elevating their enrollment strategies, has acquired AY Recruiting Solutions, a company that assists institutions in recruiting students with powerful application technology. Hobsons and AY will deliver an unmatched line of recruitment, admissions, and enrollment management products.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: AY Recruiting Solutions
AY Recruiting Solutions provides universities, corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies a complete suite of services to meet the needs of recruitment professionals.
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closed 3/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Authess

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Authess
Authess is a developer that uniquely leverages technology to measure an individual’s ability to solve complex, real-world problems. The Authess platform supports authoring, delivery, analysis, and reporting of authentic, performance-based assessment.
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announced 4/21/2022 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., will acquire Interfolio, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, will acquire Interfolio, a provider of advanced faculty information solutions for higher education. Interfolio supports over 400 higher education institutions, research funders and academic organizations in 25 countries
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Interfolio, Inc.
Interfolio serves colleges and universities, funders and research organizations and individual scholars. Interfolio provides scholar-first products for the full academic lifecycle—from job seeking to professional accomplishments, committee service, funding award compliance, career growth and beyond.
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closed 11/29/2021 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Osmosis

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, announced that it has acquired Osmosis, a US-based visual learning platform that has simplified the complex learning journey for millions of current and future healthcare professionals and their patients around the world.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Osmosis
Osmosis.org is a health education platform that empowers millions of current and future clinicians and caregivers with the best learning experience possible. Osmosis takes learning beyond textbooks and lectures by offering online educational video content that's simple, engaging, and informative.
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closed 12/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Shadow Health

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, has acquired Shadow Health, a developer of virtual simulations in nursing and healthcare education. Shadow Health’s Digital Clinical Experiences train and prepare nurses and healthcare practitioners for clinical settings.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Shadow Health
Shadow Health is an educational software developer of web-based Digital Clinical Experiences designed for nursing students and allied health education programs. Students engage with Digital Standardized Patients to perform assessments, practice documentation, and demonstrate critical thinking.
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closed 8/21/2020 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired SciBite

synopsis: Elsevier, a global research publishing and information analytics provider, and part of RELX, has acquired SciBite, a semantic AI company headquartered in Cambridge, UK, to help customers make faster, more effective R&D decisions through advanced text and data intelligence solutions.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: SciBite
SciBite offer a complete semantic services platform for life sciences that can be used as a data analytics solution by end users and also as a 'pluggable' component to transform existing IT infrastructures into more scientifically aware systems.
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closed 3/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Authess

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Authess
Authess is a developer that uniquely leverages technology to measure an individual’s ability to solve complex, real-world problems. The Authess platform supports authoring, delivery, analysis, and reporting of authentic, performance-based assessment.
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closed 11/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired 3D4Medical

synopsis: Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired 3D4Medical, the global anatomy education company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. 3D4Medical's revolutionary cloud-based platform allows users to investigate the details of the human anatomy in incredible 3D.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. "
target: 3D4Medical
3D4Medical is the creator of Complete Anatomy, the world’s most advanced 3D anatomy platform. Their revolutionary cloud-based platform allows users to investigate the details of the human anatomy in incredible 3D.
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announced 7/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., will acquire Parity Computing Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced it will acquire Parity Computing Inc., a California-based business that employs artificial intelligence to provide high-accuracy entity resolution, profiling and recommendations for STM content and applications in the world of research.
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: Parity Computing Inc.
Parity Computing Inc. is a California-based business that employs artificial intelligence to provide high-accuracy entity resolution, profiling and recommendations for STM (Scientific, Technical and Medical ) content and applications in the world of research.
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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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announced 3/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Health Group, will acquire Elsevier Japan KK

synopsis: Omnicom Health Group will acquire the Pharma Communications business in Japan of Elsevier. Elsevier Japan KK is a leading healthcare communications business in Japan for 38 years, with a reputation for quality delivery of medical content for promotional materials and educational programs directed at doctors and patients.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Omnicom Health Group (OMC:$15,164.30)
Omnicom Health Group is a global collective of communications companies. It provides marketing services to the health and life-science industries through a combination of specialized agencies, customized client solutions, and collaborations with other Omnicom network agencies. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Elsevier Japan KK
Elsevier Japan KK is a leading healthcare communications business in Japan for 38 years, with a reputation for quality delivery of medical content for promotional materials and educational programs directed at doctors and patients.
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closed 1/17/2018 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Via Oncology

synopsis: Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, and part of RELX Group, announced that it has acquired Via Oncology, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company that provides decision support and best practices in cancer care management.
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 parent: UPMC
target: Via Oncology
Via Oncology is a national leader in decision support tools for cancer. The Via Pathways is evidence-based proprietary content developed by committees composed of leading oncologists that forms the basis of clinical algorithms covering 95 percent of cancer types treated in the US.
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closed 8/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Bepress

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, acquired Bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions' research for maximum impact.
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: Bepress
Founded by professors in 1999, Bepress exists to serve academia. Bepress builds hosted solutions that let academic institutions showcase and share their works for maximum impact. The Bepress model is unlimited, cloud-based, and fully hosted, and includes dedicated consulting and support.
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closed 2/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Plum Analytics

synopsis: Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical & medical information products & services, announced the acquisition of Plum Analytics from EBSCO Information Services, an information services company providing research & discovery platforms. Plum Analytics is a pioneer in altmetrics, revealing interest & usage of research beyond traditional measures.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress."
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Plum Analytics
Plum Analytics is a pioneer in the field of altmetrics, revealing research interest and usage beyond traditional measures. They help individuals and organizations that use, fund, support, perform, publish or analyze research obtain a broad-spectrum view of interest and usage in research.
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closed 6/7/2016 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Hivebench

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Hivebench, the flagship product of researcher application developer Shazino, based in Lyon, France. Hivebench is a digital laboratory notebook that helps researchers.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target parent: Shazino
target: Hivebench
Hivebench is a digital laboratory notebook that helps researchers prepare, conduct and analyze experiments, methods, and protocols in one place, saving them valuable time.
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Social Science Research Network

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Founded in 1994, SSRN is a Rochester, NY-based scholarly research preprint repository and online community.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: Social Science Research Network
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a leading social science and humanities repository and online community. SSRN is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research. It currently has over 2 million members and 671,000 paper abstracts from over 300,000 authors.
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closed 7/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired InferMed

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of InferMed, a London-based clinical decision support (CDS) technology company.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: InferMed
Formed in 1999 InferMed has become a global leader in providing software and services to the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and clinical research sectors with whom they work in close collaboration.
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closed 1/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired newsflo ltd

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Newsflo, a London-based company that helps researchers and academic institutions to measure the wider impact of their work by tracking and analyzing media coverage of their publications and findings.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: newsflo ltd
Newsflo monitors and analyses the media impact of individual research papers, researchers and institutions. Developed with leading UK universities, the technology caters to the needs of both researchers and institutions looking to track the media reach of their work.
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closed 1/7/2015 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Neoplasia Press Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, has announced that it has acquired Neoplasia Press Inc. and assumes publication of its flagship journals, Neoplasia and Translational Oncology.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: Neoplasia Press Inc.
Neoplasia is a well-established cancer research journal that publishes the results of novel investigations in all areas of oncology research. Published monthly, Neoplasia features studies describing new molecular and genetic findings relating to the neoplastic phenotype.
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closed 6/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Amirsys, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Amirsys, a leading provider of innovative healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: Amirsys, Inc.
Amirsys, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative healthcare information solutions in radiology, pathology, and anatomy. Amirsys delivers medical expertise with powerful technology to provide life-saving, vital information to healthcare professionals.
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closed 8/13/2013 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, a UK-based publisher known for its high-quality content in the fields of materials science, food science, engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile technology and biomedicine.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Woodhead Publishing Limited
Woodhead Publishing Ltd. is a leading independent international publishing company. Woodhead publishes in six main subject areas: food science, technology and nutrition; materials engineering; welding and metallurgy; textile technology; environmental technology; finance, commodities and investment.
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closed 8/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Elsevier B.V., purchased 32 books from Gulf Publishing Company

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced that it has acquired certain book assets of Gulf Publishing Company (GPC). The portfolio of 32 books includes petroleum engineering titles in drilling, pipeline, oil and gas, and safety.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: Gulf Publishing Company
The portfolio of Gulf Publishing's 32 books are for professionals in upstream oil and gas engineering and cover drilling, recovery methods, reservoir management, processing, and pipeline transmission.
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closed 8/13/2013 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, a UK-based publisher known for its high-quality content in the fields of materials science, food science, engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile technology and biomedicine.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Woodhead Publishing Limited
Woodhead Publishing Ltd. is a leading independent international publishing company. Woodhead publishes in six main subject areas: food science, technology and nutrition; materials engineering; welding and metallurgy; textile technology; environmental technology; finance, commodities and investment.
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announced 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: SAGE is delighted to announce that it has acquired the majority of journals owned and published by the independent science and technology publisher, Multi-science. The acquisition results in 19 titles transferring to SAGE as of 2016.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
seller: Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd
Multi-science is an independent publisher of scientific and technology journals, publishing a unique portfolio of journals across engineering, energy and environmental studies, aerospace/aeronautics and sports science.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Edra S.p.A, acquired Grupo Asís Biomedia SL

synopsis: LSWR Group announces that on February 28, 2017, through its subsidiary Edra SpA, they have concluded the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Grupo Asís Biomedia SL, a Spanish company based in Zaragoza and international leader in training, information and communication activities aimed at veterinary professionals.
buyer parent: LSWR Group
buyer: Edra S.p.A
Edra S.p.A. publishes scientific & medical content in the form of books, journals, & drug databases for the healthcare & pharmaceutical sectors in Italy. They operate magazines for Italian pharmacists, as well as a drug information portal for pharmaceutical company professionals. "
target: Grupo Asís Biomedia SL
Grupo Asís Biomedia SL is an international leader in training, information and communication activities aimed at veterinary professionals. Grupo Asís offers its content and services in 61 countries located in five continents, with special attention to Latin America, North America and Europe.
price ($mm)
$4.23
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closed 11/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

A Consortium of 4 Buyers acquired Envision Pharma Group

synopsis: GHO Capital, together with Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor, and including HarbourVest Partners and Northwestern Mutual, acquired the majority stake in Envision from Ardian SAS, a Paris-based global buyout firm. Envision Pharma Group is a global technology and scientific communications.
buyer: Mubadala Investment Company
buyer: HarbourVest Partners, LLC
buyer: GHO Capital
buyer: Northwestern Mutual
GHO Capital Partners LLP, is a leading specialist healthcare investment advisor based in London. Mubadala is a pioneering global investor. HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets asset manager. Northwestern Mutual helps families and businesses achieve financial security. "
target parent: Ardian
target: Envision Pharma Group
Envision Pharma Group is a global technology and scientific communications company serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. Envision is a leading provider of evidence-based communication services and industry-leading technology solutions through its iEnvision platform.
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closed 7/13/2016 via PE Hub

Ardian, GHO Capital, acquired Envision Pharma, Inc.

synopsis: Leading middle-market private equity firm, The Halifax Group, announced that it has sold Envision Pharma Group to Ardian and GHO Capital. Envision is a recognized strategic partner for Medical Affairs teams within biopharma, providing scientific data communication services and industry-leading technology solutions.
buyer: Ardian
buyer: GHO Capital
Ardian is an independent private investment company with assets of US$55bn managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. Global Healthcare Opportunities, or GHO Capital, was founded in 2014 as a specialist healthcare investment adviser based in London. "
target parent: Halifax Group
target: Envision Pharma, Inc.
Envision is a recognized strategic partner for Medical Affairs teams within biopharma, providing scientific data communication services and industry-leading technology solutions.
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closed 6/19/2013 via BusinessWire

Halifax Group, acquired Envision Pharma, Inc.

synopsis: The Halifax Group, a leading middle-market private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Envision Pharma, Inc. from a subsidiary of Express Scripts Holding Co. Envision is an innovative global technology and scientific communication company focused on the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.
buyer: Halifax Group
The Halifax Group is a private equity firm that invests between $10 and $40 million alongside owners and managers of established, growing and profitable companies that are leaders in their market niche. "
target parent: Express Scripts Inc.
target: Envision Pharma, Inc.
Envision Pharma, founded in 2001, is an innovative global technology and scientific communication company serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/15/2008 via PR Newswire

United BioSource Corporation, acquired Envision Pharma, Inc.

synopsis: United BioSource Corporation acquired Envision Pharma, a leading scientific communications and technology company. With a focus on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, Envision integrates scientific communication services and targeted software applications.
buyer parent: Oak Investment Partners
buyer: United BioSource Corporation
United BioSource Corporation accelerates the generation, analysis and communication of real world evidence by integrating scientific and operational expertise with innovative technology solutions to support global development and commercialization of medical products for life science companies. "
target: Envision Pharma, Inc.
Envision Pharma is an innovative scientific communications and technology company providing commercially focused, strategically driven scientific and technology solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device industries.
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closed 9/15/2021 via BusinessWire

Scientist.com, acquired InsideScientific Corporation

synopsis: Scientist.com, the life science industry’s leading R&D marketplace, announced that it has completed the acquisition of InsideScientific, an online educational platform for life science researchers. InsideScientific is an online environment rich with information for life science researchers.
buyer: Scientist.com
Scientist.com is the pharmaceutical industry’s leading AI-powered marketplace for outsourced R&D. The marketplace simplifies R&D sourcing, saves time and money, reduces risk, and provides access to the latest innovative tools and technologies. "
target: InsideScientific Corporation
InsideScientific is an online educational platform for life science researchers. InsideScientific is an online environment rich with information for life science researchers. Resources include educational webinars, in-lab workshops and training programs, laboratory protocols, and more.
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closed 12/17/2009 via PR Newswire

Pharmaceutical Institute, acquired GeneEd, Inc.

synopsis: Pharmaceutical Institute announced that it has acquired e-learning assets from GeneEd, Inc., a company specializing in life science courseware. These assets, including 155 highly advanced e-courses, help expand Pharmaceutical Institute's already extensive library of training resources.
buyer parent: Campbell Alliance Group, Inc.
buyer: Pharmaceutical Institute
Pharmaceutical Institute is a leading provider of specialized training programs for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. They partner with subject matter experts from Campbell Alliance, the parent company, to develop highly impactful dstance learning solutions for pharma professionals. "
target: GeneEd, Inc.
GeneEd is a provider of life science e-learning content.Two scientists and a retired venture capitalist founded GeneEd in 1997. Dr. Sunil Maulik and Dr. Salil Patel have more than 15 years of industry and teaching experience at Roche Bioscience, Doubletwist and other life science companies.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Springer Nature, acquired Atlantis Press

synopsis: Springer Nature has acquired Atlantis Press, an open access (OA) publisher specialising in conference proceedings and journal publishing, founded in 2006 in Paris. Containing more than 1,200 conference proceedings, the Atlantis Press portfolio is a valuable addition to Springer Nature’s book portfolio.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Springer Nature
Springer Nature is a leading research, educational and professional publisher, providing quality content to its communities through a range of innovative platforms, products and services. Springer Nature's imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people around the globe. "
target: Atlantis Press
Atlantis Press is a professional publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) proceedings, journals and books. They offer world-class services, fast turnaround times and personalised communication.
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closed 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media merged with Macmillan Science and Education,

synopsis: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) have merged Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Science and Education
Macmillan Science and Education houses brands that date back to 1843 (Macmillan), 1845 (Scientific American) and 1869 (Nature). Macmillan's businesses create techniques, technology and materials that make learning and discovery easier for students, teachers and researchers. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: 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.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

BC Partners, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners, the European private equity firm, together with management has acquired the leading global STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, from EQT Partners and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GICIC”) for approximately EUR 3.3 billion including performance components.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: EQT
target: 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.
price ($mm)
$4,423
rev ($mm)
$1,315
EBITDA ($mm)
$457
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.0x
closed 2/2/2010 via Capital IQ

EQT Funds Management Limited, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: EQT, a leading European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”), have acquired 82% and 18% respectively of Springer Science+Business Media, the world’s second-largest scientific, technical and medical publisher.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$687.20)
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
rev ($mm)
$1,227
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 9/16/2003 via BusinessWire

Candover Parters Ltd, Cinven, acquired BertelsmannSpringer

synopsis: Transaction of BertelsmannSpringer legally completes 9/16/03. Cinven and Candover, two of Europe’s leading investment companies, have bought BertelsmannSpringer. As of the Frankfurt Bookfair 2003 to be renamed Springer Science+Business Media.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Candover Parters Ltd
Cinven is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Founded in 1977, the firm has been a totally independent business since 1995, focusing entirely on larger European buyouts. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BertelsmannSpringer
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$1,086
rev ($mm)
$756
EBITDA ($mm)
$169
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
7.1x
closed 9/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Dove Medical Press Ltd.

synopsis: Events and publishing company Informa announced the acquisition of Dove Medical Press. Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa is a leading international Business Intelligence, Exhibitions, Events and Academic Publishing Group. It helps commercial, professional and academic communities work smarter and make better decisions faster, through specialist content and intelligence, and opportunities to connect and learn. "
target: Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Dove Medical Press Ltd is a privately held company, with its headquarters in the UK, specializing in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.
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closed 2/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, acquired Mascus

synopsis: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, the world's largest industrial auctioneer, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Mascus International Holding BV. Mascus is a leading online equipment listing service for used heavy machinery and trucks with the largest online market presence in Europe for heavy machinery and trucks.
buyer: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA:$1,442.87)
Ritchie Bros. is the world's largest seller of used equipment for the construction, transportation, agriculture, material handling, energy, mining, forestry, marine and other industries. Ritchie Bros. TM solutions make it easy for the world's builders to buy and sell equipment with confidence. "
target parent: Vortex Capital Partners
target: Mascus
Mascus is a global leading online equipment listing service for farm machinery, forestry, material handling and grounds care equipment, construction, transportation vehicles and other heavy equipment. Mascus makes trading in used machinery and equipment quicker and more efficient.
price ($mm)
$27
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 5/1/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Vortex Capital Partners, will acquire Mascus

synopsis: Alma Media has decided to sell Mascus, an electronic marketplace for trucks, heavy machinery and equipment. Alma Media is selling Mascus to Vortex Capital Partners, a Dutch based venture and expansion capital firm focused on technology companies.
buyer: Vortex Capital Partners
Vortex Capital Partners is an active venture capital firm investing in technology(-enabled) companies in the Benelux. They focus on software, internet, telecoms, semiconductors, infrastructure, technology-enabled services and media. "
target parent: Alma Media Oyj
target: Mascus
Mascus is an electronic marketplace for used construction, agricultural, forest, and groundscare machinery and transportation vehicles. Product ranges include tractors for sale, trailers for sale, used trucks for sale, diggers, box trailers, mini diggers and excavators, etc.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/31/2019 via BusinessWire

MJH Associates, acquired UBM Life Sciences

synopsis: MJH Associates‚ Inc., (MJH) a leading independent full-service health care education, market research and multichannel medical communications company, has acquired media assets from the UBM Life Sciences Group (part of Informa PLC). The assets includes iconic multimedia platforms in the health care, animal care, pharma sciences and dental fields.
buyer: MJH Associates
MJH is the largest full-service medical media company in the U.S. dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels. Over 600 MJH associates are dedicated to providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: UBM Life Sciences
UBM Life Sciences, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event, information, and marketing services business serving professional communities in human healthcare, veterinary medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry with an unmatched portfolio of in-person, print, and digital products.
price ($mm)
$100
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clarivate plc
Clarivate plc
Clarivate is a global leader in providing solutions to accelerate the lifecycle of innovation. Clarivate helps customers discover, protect and commercialize their inventions using its trusted subscription and technology-based solutions coupled with deep domain expertise.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,876.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$599.91
EBIT ($mm)
$62.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11224
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Ticker: ENXTPA:CGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cegedim
Cegedim
Founded in 1969, Cegedim is a global technology and services company specializing in the healthcare field. Cegedim supplies services, technological tools, specialized software, data flow management services and databases.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$592.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.63
EBIT ($mm)
$53.83
Net Income ($mm)
$12.91
Employees
5171
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Ticker: NYSE:IQV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IQVIA
IQVIA
IQVIA Holdings Inc. provides integrated information and technology-enabled healthcare services in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: Commercial Solutions, Research & Development Solutions, and Integrated Engagement Services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$10,412.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,950.00
EBIT ($mm)
$809.00
Net Income ($mm)
$259.00
Employees
58000
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DeepMatter Group Plc
DeepMatter provides an integrated software, hardware and AI-enabled platform, DigitalGlassware™, to scientists across research and process development sectors. The platform allows chemistry experiments to be accurately and systematically recorded, coded and entered into a shared data cloud.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$1.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.82)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:2413
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M3, Inc.
M3 Inc. represents the three Ms of Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis. Their company was founded with the goal of changing the world of medicine through making full use of the power of the Internet.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,127.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$319.84
EBIT ($mm)
$286.78
Net Income ($mm)
$193.56
Employees
6024
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Ticker: TSE:4483
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JMDC Inc.
JMDC Inc.
JMDC Inc. offers information services. The Company provides medical data statistics, life insurance data statistics, health data platform management, and other services. JMDC provides its services throughout Japan.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$162.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.62
EBIT ($mm)
$36.21
Net Income ($mm)
$24.23
Employees
966
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Ticker: TMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, helping their customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24,630.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$6,242.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,995.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,174.00
Employees
70000
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Ticker: TSXV:DVT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Divestco Inc.
Divestco Inc.
Divestco Inc. provides innovative geoscience solutions to Energy and Service companies worldwide. The company offers Software & Data, Seismic Processing, Geomatics, Seismic Data & Brokerage, and Land Services.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$22.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.10
EBIT ($mm)
($0.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
214
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