RWS agrees to acquire Moravia for $320m

Intellectual property and support services provider RWS Holdings announced on Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Moravia US Holding Company and Moravia Lux Holding Company, which it describes as a “leading provider” of technology-enabled localisation services

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Diversified Communications Continues Investment in Australia, Acquires Luxperience

Diversified Communications announced today the acquisition of Luxperience, Australia’s only event dedicated exclusively to the business of luxury travel. “As a premium invitation-only hosted buyer model that features awards and networking opportunities, Luxperience is in a great position to understand and continue to service the needs of this growing community,” stated General Manager of Diversified Communications Australia, David Longman

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Hearst has agreed to acquire Gruner + Jahr Netherlands

Hearst has agreed to acquire Gruner + Jahr Media Netherlands, which publishes print and digital editions of media brands including Glamour, Vogue, JAN, Designer Vintage, National Geographic and Quest as well as custom content activities. The brands and all other activities will become part of Hearst Magazines and will be published through Hearst Netherlands, which reaches an audience of 5.5 million through brands such as Cosmopolitan

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RWS Group acquires IP information business Article One Partners

Press release: RWS Holdings plc (“RWS), the world’s leading provider of intellectual property (“IP”) support services (patent translations, international patent filing solutions and searches) and a leading provider of life sciences and commercial language services, today announces the acquisition of Article One Partners, LLC (“AOP”), a cutting-edge IP information business based in the United States, for a cash consideration of US$8 million (“the Acquisition”). 

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Fresh Montgomery acquires Pub18

Press release: The UK’s leading food, drink and hospitality events company accelerates growth through strategic acquisitions and organic growth
Fresh Montgomery, the UK’s leading organiser of food, drink & hospitality events, has acquired Pub18, the only show entirely dedicated to the UK pub industry. The acquisition will strengthen Fresh Montgomery’s position as the most comprehensive events organisation in the market serving the food, drink and hospitality industries.

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QS acquires Hobsons Solutions in major merger

Press Release: QS is delighted to announce that we have acquired Hobsons Solutions, the leading provider of international enrolment management solutions to universities worldwide, which will be renamed ‘QS Enrolment Solutions’.
QS was founded in 1990 by Nunzio Quacquarelli (CEO, QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd) as a student project at the Wharton School with the mission to enable motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfill their potential through educational achievement, international mobility and career development.

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WPP set to battle Bain over its bid for ADK ad agency

WPP is preparing to lock horns with Bain Capital in Tokyo, after the Boston-based private equity firm launched a $1.3bn tender offer for Japan’s third-biggest advertising agency — a long-term business partner of the UK-listed giant. Just hours after Bain’s offer was made public, people close to WPP said on Monday night that it did not intend to sell its 24.7 per cent stake in Asatsu-DK (ADK) at the ¥3,660 price offered by Bain, as the tender “severely undervalues” the Japanese firm.

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Campus Management Corp. purchases Hobsons’ Admissions Software business

Press release: Hobsons Inc. has sold its Radius, AppReview, ApplyYourself, Connect, and Retain CRM and application management product lines to Campus Management Corp. These solutions are used by more than 700 colleges and universities in the United States and around the globe. The acquisition continues to build out Campus Management’s solution portfolio, making it the largest and best-in-class higher education Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) provider. The company now includes the approximately 100-person, dedicated team of CRM and application management experts from Hobsons who will continue to design, develop, implement, and support these solutions at Campus Management

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Who will buy Time inc UK

Flashes&Flames: Facebook and all those bloggers and vloggers have shredded the magazine market. “Me time” used to describe readers’ relationships with their favourite magazines; now it belongs to social media. For enduring brands, print is becoming ancillary to digital services. Many will still prosper, but magazines are becoming a much smaller business

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