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closed 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Springer Nature, acquired iversity

synopsis: Springer Nature, a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, has acquired iversity, an online learning platform that provides high-quality academic and professional development courses. iversity offers individuals and corporate clients MOOCs and online professional development courses from a wide range of topics.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Springer Nature
Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. "
target: iversity
iversity partners with academic institutions and knowledge-based companies to offer academic and professional development courses online. Individuals as well as corporate clients and their employees can choose between MOOCs and online professional development courses from a wide range of topics.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Semcon AB, acquired Xtractor

synopsis: Semcon, an international product development company, has acquired Xtractor, a leading Swedish provider of workplace learning. Xtractor provides bespoke e-learning, blended learning, and corporate LMS solutions. They offer interactive courses for sustainability, digitization, digital health, GDPR, information security, and diversity.
buyer: Semcon AB (OM:SEMC:$186.89)
Semcon is an international technology company that develops products based on human needs. With more than 2,200 specialised employees, Semcon has the ability to take care of the entire product development cycle, from strategy and technology development to design and product information. "
target: Xtractor
Xtractor is a leading Swedish provider of workplace learning. Xtractor provides bespoke e-learning, blended learning, and corporate LMS solutions. They offer interactive and thought-provoking courses for sustainability, digitization, digital health, GDPR, information security, and diversity.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kallidus LMS, acquired Engage in Learning

synopsis: Kallidus, an industry leading provider of learning and talent management solutions, has acquired Engage in Learning, a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
buyer parent: Apse Capital Limited
buyer: Kallidus LMS
Kallidus is a leading provider of integrated learning and talent solutions. Their award-winning, cost-effective SaaS solutions allows businesses to manage and deliver learning programmes and to develop the talent, skills and performance of their people. "
target: Engage in Learning
Engage in Learning is a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses that enable businesses to unlock the potential of their workforce. They offer courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
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closed 11/20/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

OneTrust LLC, acquired Privacy Core

synopsis: OneTrust, the largest and most widely used privacy, security, and third-party risk technology platform announced its acquisition of the IAPP's Privacy Core e-learning solution, an online solution that is designed to train staff in privacy awareness.
buyer: OneTrust LLC
OneTrust, a software platform for privacy professionals, is designed to operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design. Their web-based console helps automate privacy impact assessments and data mapping, identify privacy risks, and enforce risk management and control activities. "
target parent: International Association of Privacy Professionals
target: Privacy Core
Privacy Core e-learning helps clients train their enterprise in privacy essentials. With an ever-expanding library of content-rich subject matter, this affordable, SCORM-compliant online solution is specifically designed to train staff in privacy awareness.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sponge Limited merged with Bolt Learning,

synopsis: Bolt, a UK company that produces a range of online training solutions which can be adopted by workforce trainers, HR departments, or individuals, has merged with Sponge, a UK company that develops bespoke digital learning solutions, including eLearning, motion graphics, interactive video and immersive technologies.
buyer parent: Aliter Capital
buyer: Bolt Learning
UK's Bolt produces a range of online training solutions which can be adopted by workforce trainers, HR departments, or individuals. The content is highly engaging and effective producing real results that can make a fantastic improvement to companies when it comes to how they train their staff. "
target: Sponge Limited
Headquartered in the UK, Sponge develops bespoke digital learning solutions, including eLearning, motion graphics, interactive video and immersive technologies. They works with some of the world’s largest brands and its solutions are used in more than 124 countries worldwide.
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closed 9/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Hands-On Labs Inc, acquired eScience Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Science Interactive Group, through their subsidiary Hands-On Labs, a provider of experiential learning, has acquired eScience Labs, a company that collaborates with hundreds of higher education institutions to provide a traditional hands-on laboratory experience to students engaged in online and blended learning.
buyer parent: Millpond Equity Partners
buyer: Hands-On Labs Inc
Hands-On Labs (HOL) is the world leader in science distance learning. HOL pioneered the way education is conceived and delivered around the world, regardless of location, time zone, or language. They don’t just create products. They create a comprehensive learning process. "
target: eScience Labs, Inc.
eScience Labs collaborates with hundreds of higher education institutions to provide a traditional hands-on laboratory experience to students engaged in online and blended learning.
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closed 8/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Absorb Software, acquired eLogic Learning

synopsis: Absorb Software, a learning technology company, has acquired eLogic Learning, an industry-leading provider of cloud-based Learning Management Systems, custom content development and learning strategy solutions.
buyer: Absorb Software
Absorb Software is a learning technology company that offers both Absorb Infuse, the first Learning Experience Platform (LXP) to offer a true in-the-flow learning experience, and its flagship product, Absorb LMS, an industry-leading and award-winning Learning Management System. "
target: eLogic Learning
eLogic Learning is an industry-leading provider of Learning Management Systems, custom content development and learning strategy solutions. Their cloud-based learning management technology, content capabilities and accompanying subject matter expertise provide every partner with a tailored approach.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BusinessWire

QA Ltd., acquired Cloud Academy

synopsis: QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, has acquired Cloud Academy, a leading enterprise technology training platform. Cloud Academy helps organizations address their skills gaps with high-quality digital training content and a Software as a Service platform filled with powerful features to measure skills and manage training outcomes.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
QA is a leading UK learning organization providing training, consultancy, apprenticeships, and postgraduate degrees on a range of technical, business and leadership subjects. QA has over 22 UK training centers—including Apprenticeships and Consulting Academies—and various online learning options. "
target: Cloud Academy
Cloud Academy is an enterprise digital skills development platform that innovates through guided Learning Paths, Hands-on Labs, and Skill Assessment. Cloud Academy delivers role-specific training on leading clouds (AWS, Azure, etc), methodologies needed to operate on and between clouds, and more.
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Aliter Capital, acquired Bolt Learning

synopsis: Elearning solutions provider Bolt Learning has been acquired by private equity firm Aliter Capital. Bolt produce a range of online training solutions which can be adopted by any workforce trainers, HR departments, or individuals. Both companies are based in the UK.
buyer: Aliter Capital
Aliter Capital is a specialist investor focused on small to mid-sized UK support services businesses, one of the first funds of its kind. They are based in Scotland and England. "
target: Bolt Learning
Bolt produce a range of online training solutions which can be adopted by any workforce trainers, HR departments, or individuals. The content is highly engaging and effective producing real results that can make a fantastic improvement to companies when it comes to how they train their staff.
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closed 6/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ALICE Training Institute, acquired Safeplans LLC

synopsis: ALICE Training Institute, the original civilian proactive options-based active shooter response program, has acquired SafePlans LLC, the creator of the Emergency Response Information Portal (ERIP). SafePlans’ system has evolved into an all-hazards emergency preparedness platform that is used by school-system across the nation.
buyer: ALICE Training Institute
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training is the original civilian options-based active shooter response program that is designed to replace an inadequate lockdown-only response plan. "
target: Safeplans LLC
SafePlans began in 1993 as a part-time security consulting business while Brad Spicer was a Trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Over the last 20 years, the SafePlans’ system has evolved into an all-hazards emergency preparedness platform that is used by school-system across the nation.
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closed 2/12/2019 via BusinessWire

EdCast, acquired Leapest

synopsis: EdCast, known as the operating system for the knowledge economy, announced the acquisition of Rotterdam-based Leapest. Founded in 2017, Leapest hosts three integrated training resource marketplaces on one platform, featuring over 5,000 learning products and instructors from all over the world.
buyer: EdCast
EdCast is a personal learning network to enhance human ability to collaborate and learn across educational materials, instructors,students and employers. EdCast Knowledge Cloud powers online learning portals built on OpenedX for world class institutions, enterprises, governments and non-profits. "
target: Leapest
Leapest is a corporate training ecosystem and a B2B Marketplace for training resources including courseware, eLearning, business simulations, certifications and instructor service. Their current catalog features key topics in IT training.
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closed 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Grace Hill, acquired The Strategic Solution

synopsis: Grace Hill, a company that develops best-in-class online training courseware and administration solely for the property management industry, announced the acquisition of The Strategic Solution, a company dedicated to providing quality, web-based policy and procedure manuals to a variety of businesses.
buyer parent: Stone Point Capital, LLC
buyer: Grace Hill
Grace Hill develops best-in-class online training courseware and administration solely for the property management industry. For more than 20 years, Grace Hill has helped people, teams and companies in the multifamily industry improve performance and reduce risk. "
target: The Strategic Solution
The Strategic Solution is dedicated to providing quality, web-based policy and procedure manuals to a variety of businesses. They are based in the Dallas, TX area.
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closed 8/15/2018 via Company Press Release

Plusoft Informática SA, acquired Edusense Educação LTDA

synopsis: Plusoft, the largest Brazilian provider of CRM and digital relationship solutions, has acquired Edusense, a Brazilian edtech company that provides online courses focused on the B2B and B2C markets. Edusense offers over 100 fully interactive and gamified courses that are designed to help develop soft skills.
buyer: Plusoft Informática SA
Founded in 1988, Plusoft is the largest Brazilian provider of CRM and digital relationship solutions. Plusoft's omni-channel solution allows businesses to access all information in one place to provide an uninterrupted relationship experience. "
target: Edusense Educação LTDA
Edusense is a Brazilian edtech company that provides online courses focused on the B2B and B2C markets. Edusense offers over 100 fully interactive and gamified courses that are designed to help develop soft skills.
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closed 5/22/2018 via Company Press Release

KnowBe4, acquired exploqii GmbH

synopsis: KnowBe4, provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced that it has acquired international content provider exploqii. Exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
buyer: KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the most popular integrated new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 13,000 organizations worldwide. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of social engineering tactics. "
target: exploqii GmbH
In addition to the creation of bespoke explanatory animation videos, exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
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closed 1/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired ILT Solutions GmbH

synopsis: The WEKA Group, an international specialist publishing company for administration and industry, has acquired ILT Solutions, a Germany-based blended Learning consulting company that focuses on course content that motivates and ensures lasting knowledge transfer. ILT Solutions produces e-learning courses that are fun to keep learners engaged.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international specialist publishing company for administration and industry. WEKA is one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses in the world. The Group is based in Kissing, Germany and consists of 24 media companies in four European countries. "
target: ILT Solutions GmbH
ILT Solutions is a Germany-based blended Learning consulting company that focuses on course content that motivates and ensures lasting knowledge transfer. ILT Solutions produces e-learning courses that feature task-oriented, discovery-based learning to keep learners engaged.
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closed 12/4/2017 via GlobeNewswire

CallidusCloud, acquired Learning Seat Pty Ltd

synopsis: Callidus Software Inc., a global leader in cloud based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions, announced that it has acquired Learning Seat, a cutting edge provider of adaptive training and compliance learning content. Learning Seat is one of the leading compliance content providers in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: CallidusCloud (CALD:$239.66)
CallidusCloud is the global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions. It enables organizations to accelerate and maximize their lead to money process with a complete suite of solutions. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Learning Seat Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Learning Seat is the leading provider of Online Compliance Training Courses & Learning Management Systems in the Asia Pacific, with content including Bullying, Sexual Harassment, EEO, WHS, Social Media and hundreds more online training courses.
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closed 4/1/2017 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Emantras

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition Emantras, an innovative digital education company that provides engaging learning experiences and effective knowledge delivery through award-winning digital and mobile solutions.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: Emantras
Emantras, is an innovative digital education company that provides engaging learning experiences, through digital and mobile solutions. Emantras serves the learning ecosystem by supporting enterprises, trainers and educational institutions in executing and delivering digital training solutions.
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closed 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Beech Tree Private Equity, acquired Learnlight

synopsis: Beech Tree Private Equity, a new private equity business in the UK, has acquired Learnlight Group SL, an international virtual training business specialising in languages and skills training for employees of large blue-chip multi-national companies.
buyer: Beech Tree Private Equity
Beech Tree Private Equity is a new private equity business in the UK providing transformational capital to growing businesses. Beech Tree Private Equity has an absolute focus on investing in high growth businesses in the UK, valued between £10 million and £75 million. "
target: Learnlight
Learnlight is an EdTech company that’s passionate about putting trainers at the heart of the learning experience. They use technology to blend trainers and up-the-minute content in a cloud-based platform that gives their learners an unparalleled experience.
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closed 7/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Train Simple

synopsis: Pluralsight, the global leader in online learning for technology professionals, has acquired Adobe-centric video training company Train Simple. Creative professionals and top companies like Disney, GE and DreamWorks use Train Simple to learn industry-standard software like Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro and more.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$252.00)
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency. "
target: Train Simple
Train Simple is an Adobe Authorized Training Center specializing in self-paced training for creatives. A subscription to Train Simple offers access to high-quality video training on all of Adobe's products and web technologies. New courses and updates are added each month to all of their members.
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closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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closed 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Springer Nature, acquired iversity

synopsis: Springer Nature, a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, has acquired iversity, an online learning platform that provides high-quality academic and professional development courses. iversity offers individuals and corporate clients MOOCs and online professional development courses from a wide range of topics.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Springer Nature
Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. "
target: iversity
iversity partners with academic institutions and knowledge-based companies to offer academic and professional development courses online. Individuals as well as corporate clients and their employees can choose between MOOCs and online professional development courses from a wide range of topics.
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announced 12/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

SPi Global Solutions, will acquire Scientific Publishing Services

synopsis: SPi Global will acquire Scientific Publishing Services from research and education publisher Springer Nature Group. Scientific Publishing Services is an end-to-end solutions provider for print and digital publishers offering a diversified suite of services to science, technology and medical and social sciences book and journal publishers.
buyer: SPi Global Solutions
SPi Global is a market leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise (SME) to multiple industries such as publishing, finance, healthcare and life sciences, media and retail, research, learning, and corporates. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Scientific Publishing Services
Scientific Publishing Services is an end-to-end solutions provider for print and digital publishers offering a diversified suite of services to science, technology and medical and humanities and social sciences book and journal publishers, and has evolved to become a full-service offshore partner.
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announced 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

DeepMatter Group Plc, will acquire Infochem Gmbh

synopsis: DeepMatter, the AIM-listed company focusing on digitizing chemistry, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire from global publisher Springer Nature the entire issued share capital of Infochem GmbH, a specialist in cheminformatics.
buyer: DeepMatter Group Plc (AIM:CRON:$0.00)
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. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Infochem Gmbh
Infochem GmbH is a chemical software company. Founded in 1989, Infochem has extensive scientific expertise and a long tradition in developing successful software solutions for handling retrieval, structures and reactions.
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closed 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Springer Nature, acquired iversity

synopsis: Springer Nature, a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, has acquired iversity, an online learning platform that provides high-quality academic and professional development courses. iversity offers individuals and corporate clients MOOCs and online professional development courses from a wide range of topics.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Springer Nature
Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. "
target: iversity
iversity partners with academic institutions and knowledge-based companies to offer academic and professional development courses online. Individuals as well as corporate clients and their employees can choose between MOOCs and online professional development courses from a wide range of topics.
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closed 3/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

ReadCube, acquired Papers

synopsis: ReadCube, an innovative software developer serving researchers, publishers, academic and commercial organizations, acquired Papers from global academic publisher Springer Nature. Papers is a London-based, reference manager tool which helps researchers find and organize a personal library and cite research literature.
buyer: ReadCube
Labtiva’s ReadCube is a free software application designed to provide researchers a more efficient and intuitive means of managing and discovering relevant literature in their field. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Papers
Papers provides powerful tools for organizing and discovering academic papers. It is a research literature management solution for PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone that allows users to find articles using any of its built-in search engines, to import and organize articles, to read and annotate articles.
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closed 6/24/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Living Reviews Journals

synopsis: Springer has acquired the three pioneering ‘living’ open access journals: Living Reviews in Relativity, Living Reviews in Solar Physics and Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics from the Max Planck Society. All three open access journals are published online only, and all research reviews can be read by anyone.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. "
target parent: Max Planck Society
target: Living Reviews Journals
Living Reviews in Relativity publishes research in all areas of general relativity theory. Living Reviews in Solar Physics publishes research in all areas of solar and heliospheric physics. Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics publishes research in all areas of computational astrophysics.
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closed 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.
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closed 1/29/2014 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Planète Permis SAS

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media has acquired Planète Permis SAS, based in Gertwiller, France. Planète Permis SAS is a French publisher of driving school materials.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. "
target: Planète Permis SAS
Planète Permis SAS is a French publisher of driving school materials.
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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.
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closed 5/3/2013 via Company Press Release

JISC Collections, acquired SpringerProtocols

synopsis: Springer announced that JISC Collections has purchased the archive content of SpringerProtocols; the world’s largest database of life sciences protocols. SpringerProtocols contains more than 31,000 protocols, most of which come from the classic book series “Methods in Molecular Biology”.
buyer: JISC Collections
JISC Collections supports the procurement of digital content for education and research in the UK. They are uniquely placed to provide members with: expertise in negotiating and procurement, within the scholarly communications sector. "
target parent: EQT
target: SpringerProtocols
SpringerProtocols combines the world’s largest collection of life sciences and bio-medicine protocols with advanced search functionality. Used primarily in the life sciences, the protocols provide sets of instructions that allow scientists to recreate experiments in their own laboratories.
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closed 11/5/2012 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Mekentosj BV

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media has acquired Mekentosj BV and Livfe Ltd, developers of the leading reference manager software Papers. It allows researchers to organize, use, share and cite their research literature more effectively. Papers puts their entire research literature database in their pocket.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific publisher, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. The company is also a trusted provider of local-language professional publications in Europe, especially in Germany and the Netherlands. "
target: Mekentosj BV
Mekentosj BV and Livfe Ltd developed leading reference manager software Papers. Papers radically improves the way researchers handle their scientific literature. It centralizes search, downloads and organizing references and documents in one tool, functioning as a personal library of research.
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closed 8/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Canopus Academic Publishing

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media has acquired the works of Canopus Academic Publishing Ltd. (CAP), a UK-based physics and astronomy publisher. CAP is a sister company of Canopus Publishing Ltd. The acquired assets consist of more than 50 published and contracted, or planned, monographs, proceedings, and major reference works.
buyer parent: EQT Partners AB
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific publisher, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. The company is also a trusted provider of local-language professional publications in Europe, especially in Germany and the Netherlands. "
target: Canopus Academic Publishing
Canopus Academic Publishing's focus is on research level titles aimed at those working in academia and industry. Books published include research monographs, graduate level texts, and major reference works, such as the forthcoming Handbook of Visual Displays Technology.
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closed 12/23/2011 via PR Newswire

Springer Science & Business Media, purchased Pharma Marketing & Publishing from Wolters Kluwer Health

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer has completed the sale of its pharma-related Marketing & Publishing Services business to Springer Science+Business Media. The sale is part of Wolters Kluwer's strategy to focus on core health markets through its Wolters Kluwer Health & Pharma Solutions division.
buyer parent: EQT Funds Management Limited
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific publisher, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. The company is also a trusted provider of local-language professional publications in Europe, especially in Germany and the Netherlands. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Its customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy.
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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:$561.47)
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
rev ($mm)
$1,227
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 7/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, will acquire Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media and Elsevier GmbH have signed a binding agreement for the acquisition by Springer of the assets and liabilities of Spektrum Akademischer Verlag from Elsevier. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag (SAV) specializes in scientific publications.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag specialises in scientific publications and was acquired by Elsevier from Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck in 2003. The publishing programme includes 700 books and 3 journals, including the magazine BIOSpektrum. The vast majority of SAV’s publications are in German.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2007 via

Springer Science & Business Media, purchased 29 journals, including Society from Transaction Publishers Incorporated

synopsis: Transaction Publishers is selling its journals portfolio to Springer Science+Business. In a move that will considerably expand its social sciences offering, Springer has acquired 29 journals from the New Jersey-based specialist publisher.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
seller: Transaction Publishers Incorporated
Transaction Publishers is a major independent publisher of social scientific books, periodicals and serials. Transaction's mission is scholarly and professional inquiry into the nature of society. Transaction offers publications in older, established disciplines as well as recently established ones.
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closed 9/5/2006 via BusinessWire

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Humana Press

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media has announced its acquisition of Humana Press Inc. a leading publisher of research-level books and journals in molecular biology, neuroscience, cancer research, and medicine.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
target: Humana Press
Humana Press is a major worldwide publisher of books and journals in molecular biology, neuroscience, cancer research, and medicine.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/10/2005 via PR Newswire

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Current Medicine Group

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media (Springer) has acquired the Current Medicine Group (CMG), a leading publisher for the healthcare community. CMG is based in the United Kingdom and the United States and consists of four different operating units.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
target: Current Medicine Group
Current Medicine, Current Science, and Science Press Group have joined forces to bring you an even wider range of products and services. Under the banner of Current Medicine Group (CMG) we can now provide you with everything from review journals, monographs and image collections to specialist websi
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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 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:$561.47)
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($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 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.
price ($mm)
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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 12/5/2011 via PR Newswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy, has acquired Medknow PVT Ltd., a leading Scientific, Technical & Medical journal publishing operation and one of the largest open access publishers in the world.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Its customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target: Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd. is a leading Scientific, Technical & Medical (STM) journal publishing operation headquartered in Mumbai, India and one of the largest open access publishers in the world.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dricki, acquired Etalktech

synopsis: Dricki, a leading Digital Marketing Agency acquired Etalktech.com, India’s fastest growing Technology and social media blog for the blogging community where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community.
buyer: Dricki
India-based, Dricki is a digital marketing agency that specializes in Search Engine Optimization, PPC services, Conversion Rate Optimization and Content Marketing and Website Designing. After having an experience of almost a decade of working with brands such as HVS, Search-Wire, Realpin and more. "
target: Etalktech
Etalktech is India’s leading blogging Platform where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/4/2014 via Market Wire

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

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

Taylor & Francis Group plc, acquired Landes Bioscience Publishers

synopsis: Taylor & Francis Group has acquired Austin TX-based publisher Landes Bioscience Inc (LBI). LBI’s list of 50 journal titles cover a range of topics, including genetics, cell biology, molecular biology and biomedicine.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group plc
Taylor & Francis is a leading international academic publisher. Operating from a network of 20 global offices, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,500 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles. "
target: Landes Bioscience Publishers
Landes Bioscience is a bioscience book and journal publishing company. The company publishes an array of journals and books that cover a range of topics, from their most popular journal, Cell Cycle to Genetically Modified Crops.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/24/2015 via PR Newswire

Safari Books Online, LLC, acquired Popforms

synopsis: Safari, the leading global platform for technology and business learning, announced the purchase of the assets of Popforms, a creator of courses and tools supporting technical leaders looking to advance in their careers. Popforms transformins leadership training by focusing on the unique characteristics of early career technical managers.
buyer parent: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
buyer: Safari Books Online, LLC
Safari is the premier, mobile-friendly, online learning library for technology and business professionals. More than 200 publishers and training providers contribute over 30,000 books, instructional videos, audiobooks, and conference talks to the library. "
target: Popforms
Popforms creates tools that are designed to help today’s technical leaders shine in their roles. Their ongoing content tools empower leaders with the knowledge they need to keep growing their skills, plus strategic tools to help them engage and grow amazing teams.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores, will acquire Editora Érica Ltda.

synopsis: Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores signed a contract to purchase Editora Érica Ltda. Editora Érica Ltda. publishes books focused on the technology sector.
buyer: Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores
Saravia.com.br is a pioneer in e-commerce in Brazil. It is one of the largest online retailers of books in Brazil. Saravia operated 91 stores in 2009 and was the largest bookstore chain in Brazil in terms of revenue. "
target: Editora Érica Ltda.
Editora Érica Ltda. operates as a publishing house in Brazil. Their books are targeted at the technology segment, including titles in the areas of Administration, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Internet, Networks and Telecommunications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 6/5/2009 via Company Press Release

Emerald Group Publishing, purchased Agricultural Finance Review from Cornell University

synopsis: Emerald Group Publishing Limited is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Agricultural Finance Review from Cornell University, USA. The journal is the only one in its field to focus on issues relating to agricultural and agribusiness finance.
buyer: Emerald Group Publishing
Established in 1967, Emerald Group Publishing Limited is the world's leading publisher of management research. In total, Emerald publishes over 700 titles, comprising 200 journals, over 300 books and more than 200 book series as well as an extensive range of online products and services. "
seller: Cornell University
Founded in 1865 and located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell University is a private university with four state-supported statutory or contract colleges. Cornell is one of two private land grant universities, and a member of the Ivy League.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, will acquire Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media and Elsevier GmbH have signed a binding agreement for the acquisition by Springer of the assets and liabilities of Spektrum Akademischer Verlag from Elsevier. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag (SAV) specializes in scientific publications.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag specialises in scientific publications and was acquired by Elsevier from Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck in 2003. The publishing programme includes 700 books and 3 journals, including the magazine BIOSpektrum. The vast majority of SAV’s publications are in German.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/21/2006 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that CMP Technology, UBM's US-based B2B technology media business, has sold book titles relating to digital video, embedded systems and telecoms to Elsevier, Inc. for a total cash consideration of $2.1m.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company.
price ($mm)
$2.10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/11/2006 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired MediaLive International, Inc.

synopsis: CMP Media today announced that it has acquired MediaLive International's Technology Media Group, including a premier portfolio of events, conferences and publications.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target parent: Thomas Weisel Partners, LLC
target: MediaLive International, Inc.
MediaLive International is a media and marketing company that drives the advancement of technology in business. MediaLive International's products and services encompass the IT industry's largest exhibitions.
price ($mm)
$65
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/8/2005 via Company Press Release

PennWell Corporation, acquired Small Times

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced today that it has acquired Small Times magazine, a business publication covering the fast-emerging nanotechnology, MEMS and microsystems markets. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. "
target: Small Times
Small Times is the leading source of business information and analysis about micro and nanotechnology. Small Times offers full news coverage through its business trade magazine, daily news Web site and weekly e-mail newsletter. Small Times also offers custom research services.
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closed 9/8/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired ITBusinessEdge

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of IT Business Edge (ITBE), an online media and marketing company. The addition of ITBE allows QuinStreet to expand its reach and capabilities in delivering targeted, measurable marketing results to business to business technology marketers.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$495.34)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: ITBusinessEdge
IT Business Edge is an online media and marketing company that provides targeted content for senior business and technology decision makers, and measurable marketing programs for IT marketers.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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 9/25/2015 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired Capterra, Inc.

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., a leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced the acquisition of Capterra. Capterra helps organizations find the right business software to meet their needs. The acquisition is consistent with Gartner’s growth strategy to help clients make the right technology-related decisions.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. The company delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions. Gartner is a valuable partner to clients in approximately 10,000 distinct enterprises worldwide. "
target: Capterra, Inc. (:$6.00)
Capterra is the online marketplace for the enterprise software industry. Capterra's online software directories and complementary tools provide organizations with a free, comprehensive resource to research software solutions.
price ($mm)
$179
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EBIT ($mm)
$34.81
Net Income ($mm)
$24.53
Employees
858
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En-Japan
en-Japan inc. provides online recruitment solutions in Japan. en-Japan operates various websites for job search and job change services. Their range of websites help people in their 20s to mid 30s and 40s find a job. Their websites also help people find temporary employment or part-time jobs.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$500.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$119.44
EBIT ($mm)
$103.48
Net Income ($mm)
$68.86
Employees
3351
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Ticker: TSE:2124
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JAC Recruitment
JAC Recruitment
Based in Japan, JAC Recruitment provides recruitment services mainly for middle management and specialists in all industries and occupations, including manufacturers, IT, healthcare, finance, consumer goods, services, and the Web.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$220.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.07
EBIT ($mm)
$55.53
Net Income ($mm)
$39.70
Employees
1467
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Ticker: TSE:3679
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZiGExN Co., Ltd.
ZIGExN engages in the life media platform business in Japan. The company operates through three segments: Human Resource, Real Estate, and Lifestyle. ZIGExN operates multiple websites that offer job searching, real estate rental, and moving services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$122.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.71
EBIT ($mm)
$38.27
Net Income ($mm)
$26.41
Employees
398
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Ticker: ASX:FLN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. Through their marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$35.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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Ticker: ASX:NVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nvoi
Nvoi
Nvoi is Australia’s only open market workforce-as-a-service platform that directly connects employers and skilled professionals. Nvoi gives employers a way to quickly fill vacancies with qualified, verified and rated professionals at a fraction of the time, cost and hassle of existing processes.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.79)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:2379
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DIP Corporation
DIP Corporation
DIP Corporation operates services such as “Baitoru,” a portal site for part time work, “Hatarako Net,” a portal site for temporary job postings, and “Nurse de Hatarako,” a job posting service for nurses.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
709
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Ticker: TSE:3966
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uzabase
Uzabase
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$45.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.19
EBIT ($mm)
$5.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.93
Employees
241
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Ticker: TYPE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monotype Imaging
Monotype Imaging
Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand integrity. Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$243.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.53
EBIT ($mm)
$45.32
Net Income ($mm)
$25.74
Employees
696
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:PS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pluralsight
Pluralsight
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$252.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($117.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($132.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1100
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Ticker: ASX:FLN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. Through their marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$35.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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Ticker: EHTH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eHealth, Inc.
eHealth, Inc.
eHealthInsurance, is an online source of health insurance for individuals, families, seniors and small businesses. Through the company's websites consumers can get quotes from leading health insurance carriers, compare plans side by side, and apply for and purchase health insurance products.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$177.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($18.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($22.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
944
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Ticker: AIM:MED
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MedaPhor
MedaPhor
MedaPhor is a global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals. Founded in 2004, they have headquarters in Cardiff, UK and San Diego, USA, and our customers are some of the world's leading medical institutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$5.48
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
31
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Ticker: TSE:2413
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M3.com
M3.com
M3.com is Japan's largest portal site dedicated to healthcare professionals. M3.com provides the latest medical news, overseas journal article summaries, and medical resources. The portal offers information on clinical trials and other services in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,015.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$288.13
EBIT ($mm)
$275.64
Net Income ($mm)
$175.78
Employees
5165
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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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$964.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$154.61
EBIT ($mm)
($47.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4515
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TOM2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TomTom NV
TomTom NV
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,079.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.18
EBIT ($mm)
$22.67
Net Income ($mm)
$41.16
Employees
4600
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Ticker: ASX:APX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appen
Appen
Appen is a global leader in the development of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Appen partners with technology, automotive and eCommerce companies to help them develop and use products that rely on natural languages and machine learning.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$258.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.91
EBIT ($mm)
$44.23
Net Income ($mm)
$29.56
Employees
513
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Ticker: tsx:osi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Offshore Systems International Ltd.
Offshore Systems International is the pioneer in geo-spatial intelligence, and the world leading fleet supplier of electronic chart systems for navigation and situational awareness in the NATO and allied naval markets.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$30.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.61
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
87
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Ticker: TSX:IMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intermap Technologies Inc.
Intermap is proactively remapping entire countries and building unprecedented national databases, called NEXTMap, consisting of highly accurate digital topographic maps that include elevation data.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$27.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.40
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
660
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Ticker: OTCPK:MRES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Institute of Biomedical Research Corp.
Institute of Biomedical Research Corp.
The Institute of Biomedical Research is a biomedical business venture whose activities extend from diversified scientific research and services research and development, quality control and standardization of pharmaceuticals, up to major long term biomedical and environmental research projects.
year
2015
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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
2018
rev ($mm)
$512.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.20
EBIT ($mm)
$33.91
Net Income ($mm)
$6.33
Employees
4468
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