Wilmington to acquire Interactive Medica

Press release: Wilmington plc, the knowledge leader in Risk & Compliance, Professional, and Healthcare, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire the Interactive Medica S.L. group of companies for an initial consideration of €2.8m with an adjustment for working capital, payable on completion. IM comes with an estimated €0.6m of cash on completion with further deferred consideration of up to €1.6m subject to IM achieving revenue targets for the period to 31 December 2019. The consideration is to be funded from the Group’s existing debt facilities and the Acquisition is expected to complete by 31 January 2018.

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Bowmark Capital sells Law Business Research to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

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Bowmark Capital sells Law Business Research to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Wed, 27/12/2017 – 11:25
Bowmark Capital has sold Law Business Research (LBR), a provider of research, news, data and insight on international business law and legal markets, to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP). Established in 1996, LBR creates essential and unique content spanning 120 jurisdictions across its brands, serving a client base that comprises major corporations, government agencies and the global legal industry.  It is a leading information provider in fields such as competition law, arbitration law, cross-border investigations and Latin American corporate law

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Ascential buys Clavis for up to $219m

Ascential has bought e-commerce analytics group Clavis Insight for up to $219m. Clavis, whose customers include the likes of P&G, Nestle, Unilever and L’Oreal, has proprietary technology which enables consumer product companies to track and optimise the performance of their products across hundreds of retailer websites and mobile commerce sites globally

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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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