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March 29, 2021

Harpercollins. News Corp to acquire Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books and Media segment. New York, NY. News Corp announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Books & Media segment of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH Books & Media). The business will be operated by HarperCollins Publishers, a News Corp subsidiary. [Full Announcement].

March 10, 2021

Springer Nature. Springer Nature strengthens its position in conference proceedings and driving OA publishing with purchase of Atlantis Press. 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. It will further strengthen Springer Nature's position as a leader in the conference proceedings market, where it already publishes over 1,800 titles a year, and its leadership position in open access publishing. [Full Announcement].

February 25, 2021

Bruynzeel Storage Systems. Bruynzeel Storage Systems acquires American distributor of storage systems. The European market leader in mobile storage systems, Bruynzeel Storage Systems with headquarters in Panningen, Netherlands is taking over the American distributor RDT Concepts. With the acquisition, Bruynzeel strengthens its position in the American market in mobile and fixed storage systems. RDT Concepts has built a strong position in a large number of markets in the Midwestern United States over the past decades. The US storage systems market is the largest in the world. [Full Announcement].

February 11, 2021

Recorded Books RBmedia acquires Booka’s audiobook publishing business to expand Spanish-language offering. RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, today announced the acquisition of Booka's audiobook publishing business and its full catalog of Spanish language titles. Booka, a leading audiobook producer in Spain, will retain its professional services audio production business. [Full Announcement].

January 11, 2021

2CQR. Important news from 2CQR. Lyngsoe Systems has acquired 2CQR and PV SUPA [Full Announcement].

January 7, 2021

Lyngsoe Systems Lyngsoe Systems to acquire P.V. Supa Group. Lyngsoe Systems A/S Library Business Unit has signed an agreement to acquire Finnish-based P.V. Supa and its related companies in UK (2CQR) and US (P.V. Supa Inc.). [Full Announcement].

January 5, 2021

Wiley, Inc.. Wiley acquires Hindawi. John Wiley & Sons announced the acquisition of Hindawi Limited, an innovator in open access publishing and one of the world's fastest growing scientific research publishers, for a total purchase price of $298 million. The acquisition of Hindawi significantly increases Wiley's position as a global leader in research by adding quality, scale and growth to the company's open access publishing program. [Full Announcement].

December 14, 2020

Capita Agreement to sell Education Software Solutions. Capita plc announces that it has agreed to sell its Education Software Solutions business to Tiger UK Bidco Limited, a newly formed company established by funds advised by Montagu Private Equity (‘Montagu'), in a deal that values ESS at up to £400m. [Full Announcement].

ParentPay Montagu Private Equity to acquire Capita’s ESS business and invest in ParentPay Group, ESS to become part of ParentPay group, subject to approval. Montagu Private Equity, a leading European private equity firm, announced it has agreed to acquire the Education Software Solutions business (“ESS”) of Capita plc and has also agreed to invest in ParentPay Group (“ParentPay”), a leading provider of education technology. Following successful completion of both investments, ESS will become part of the ParentPay Group. [Full Announcement].

November 3, 2020

ProQuest Federal Trade Commission closes its review of ProQuest’s acquisition of Innovative Interfaces. ProQuest announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has closed its review of Ex Libris' acquisition of Innovative. Innovative is now part of the ProQuest corporate family. Operationally, Innovative will run independently as a ProQuest entity and peer company to Ex Libris. [Full Announcement].

October 27, 2020

Cambridge University Press. Cambridge University Press to join with Cambridge Assessment. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment publish and create world-leading content and examinations that are used across more than 170 countries. The move is in response to a growing desire from learners, teachers and researchers to engage with Cambridge in a joined up digital way, and the demand for innovative products that combine expertise in learning and assessment. The need for an integrated approach has been accelerated by the rapid uptake of digital education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new organisation will have the capabilities to provide world leading assessment, learning and academic research offerings globally, under the Cambridge brand and backed by first class teaching and research departments. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate IncoPat Has Joined Clarivate. Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, announced that Beijing Incopat Co., Ltd (IncoPat) has joined Clarivate. By combining strengths, Clarivate and IncoPat will be able to provide a more comprehensive suite of intellectual property solutions to customers in China and worldwide, covering the entire innovation and IP lifecycle – from scientific and academic research to IP portfolio management and protection. [Full Announcement].

October 24, 2020

Turnitin. Turnitin and ExamSoft: assessing with integrity at every stage of the education journey. Turnitin announced the acquisition of ExamSoft, a scalable assessment platform that helps institutions and certification and licensure programs protect exam integrity and streamline the process of assessment. In coming together, Turnitin and ExamSoft become a single destination for upholding integrity throughout a student's entire educational journey, from book reports and problem sets to doctoral theses and professional licensure. [Full Announcement].

October 23, 2020

ProQuest Underline Science announces investment from ProQuest. Underline Science , the premier virtual conference venue for events in science, medicine and academia, announces a significant investment from ProQuest, a global leader in educational technology. The investment from ProQuest will enable Underline to extend the reach of its video platform for scientific and scholarly conferences, redoubling the impact of this knowledge, and providing opportunities to accelerate scientific discovery. [Full Announcement].

October 21, 2020

Turnitin. Turnitin acquires ExamSoft, a leading assessment platform. Turnitin, a leading provider of academic integrity and assessment solutions, has acquired ExamSoft, a software-based assessment platform, from Spectrum Equity. ExamSoft empowers educational institutions and certification and licensure programs to protect exam integrity, streamline assessment processes, and improve learning outcomes. [Full Announcement].

October 1, 2020

Clarivate Clarivate Completes Acquisition of CPA Global to Form a Global Intellectual Property Powerhouse. Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, announced today the completion of the previously announced acquisition of CPA Global, creating an intellectual property powerhouse. [Full Announcement].

September 30, 2020

Solus Solus UK acquires Boopsie Mobile App Division from Demco, Inc. Solus UK announced it has acquired the Boopsie mobile app and customer base from Demco, Inc. All Boopsie customers will be migrated to the latest Solus Library App at no additional cost to their existing subscription. [Full Announcement].

Bibliotheca Authentix announces acquisition of Traceless Authentication Group. Authentix, the authority in authentication and information services, announced today that it has acquired the Traceless Authentication Group from Bibliotheca, Inc. a library systems solutions company serving over 30,000 libraries worldwide. MHT Partners, L.P. acted as financial advisor to Authentix in this transaction. [Full Announcement].

September 22, 2020

Axiell Axiell acquires CultureConnect to bring end-to-end digital engagement solutions to cultural institutions. Axiell, the world's leading software and services provider for the cultural sector, announces the acquisition of CultureConnect, an award-winning technology company headquartered in New York City that empowers cultural institutions to easily create beautiful and dynamic digital experiences that broaden audience engagement onsite and online. [Full Announcement].

August 21, 2020

Elsevier. Elsevier acquires SciBite to accelerate solutions for life sciences and corporate R&D industries. Elsevier 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. SciBite's solutions identify and extract scientific insights from structured and unstructured text and content, to identify key concepts such as drugs, proteins, companies, targets, and outcomes. This semantically-enriched, machine-readable data, helps SciBite's customers around the world make streamlined, more efficient decisions. SciBite's major products include: TERMite, an AI and ontology driven text analysis engine; DOCstore, which transforms search through semantic indexing; and CENtree, a next-generation collaborative ontology management platform; they are complemented by a suite of apps that support its core technology and allow customers to automate data-curation and manage terminology standards. [Full Announcement].

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