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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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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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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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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Relx buys Bepress to boost academic publishing

Relx, the UK-listed information and analytics group, is buying California-based academic publisher Bepress — its third acquisition in the San Francisco Bay area in the past 18 months. Although Relx did not disclose the amount its science and health business Elsevier had paid for the company, which was founded in 1999 by three academics at the University of California, Berkeley, one person briefed on the deal valued the transaction at £100m.

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Electric Word is going private in a deal worth £16.58m

In a RNS this morning Electric Word has announced that it has agreed to its sale to a newly incorporated company controlled by owned and controlled by Riccardo Silva and Marco Auletta of Silva International for a total sum of approximately £16.58m. Since disposals of other assets last year Electric Word’s sole business has been SportBusiness, a name which the business will now revert to.

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Incisive Media founder Weller and CEO Whiteley lead MBO

Press Release: Investment Week founder Tim Weller and the leadership team of parent Incisive Media have secured a management buyout (MBO), that allows the business to accelerate its growth strategy under long-term private ownership. The MBO was led by Tim Weller, founder and chairman, CFO Jamie Campbell-Harris and CEO Jonathon Whiteley; a team who have worked together in the business for two decades.

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Euromoney acquires RISI, a leading price reporting agency, for $125 million

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (“Euromoney”), the international online information and events group, has agreed to acquire 100% of the equity of RISI, the leading price reporting agency (“PRA”) for the global forest products market. In its recent strategy update, Euromoney highlighted price discovery (the main activity of a PRA) as a key investment theme. The acquisition of RISI follows the acquisition in August last year of FastMarkets, a leading provider of real-time metals market pricing information, which has significantly enhanced Metal Bulletin’s position in price reporting.

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Hearst Acquires Aviation Service CAMP

Hearst has acquired CAMP Systems International Inc. in its latest move toward diversification in the information and data sectors. CAMP was acquired from GTCR, a private equity firm, for around $2 billion, according to sources familiar with the situation. The exact sum was not disclosed

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AXIO Group announces the sale of Vidal Group

AXIO Group, which manages a global portfolio of market-leading information businesses has announced it has received a binding offer from M3, Inc. to purchase Vidal Group (‘Vidal’), a leading European provider of reference drug information for healthcare professionals, for €100 million

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Informa to acquire Penton for £1.18b

Press release: London: Informa (LSE: INF.L), (“Informa”), the international Business Intelligence, Exhibitions, Events and Academic Publishing Group, has reached agreement with MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co to acquire the entire issued and outstanding capital stock of Penton, the leading independent US-based Exhibitions and Professional Information Services group for £1,180m

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Euromoney acquires FastMarkets

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (“Euromoney”), the international online information and events group, and the owner of Metal Bulletin, the global metals and mining price reporting agency, has signed a binding contract to acquire 100% of the shares of FastMarkets

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