Wolters Kluwer Acquires eVision

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced today that it has acquired eVision Industry Software BV, a global provider of industrial operational risk management software, for $145 million, excluding a deferred contingent consideration.

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Centaur to explore possible sale of non-core assets

In a trading update Centaur announced that their board had reviewed the groups dstructure.

It said: In recent months, Centaur has received approaches for a number of its assets from potential trade and private equity buyers who recognise the intrinsic value in these businesses, which operate in fast-changing market segments and where leading brands can fetch attractive valuations. The Board believes this value is not reflected in Centaur’s current share price.

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New York Times is on pace to earn more than $600 million in digital this year

The Failing New York Times released its third-quarter numbers this morning and, well, if the rest of the news industry was doing this well, we could shut down Nieman Lab and grab some worry-free beach time in warmer climes. Its ongoing transition from print to digital revenue has been managed without the staffing disruption just about everyone has seen, and it continues to see significant jumps in paying digital subscribers, seven years after launching the paywall and two years after its initial Trump bump. It’s doing fine.

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Ascential acquires Flywheel Digital in the US

Ascential plc (LSE: ASCL.L), the global specialist information company focused on the digital economy, announces the acquisition of Flywheel Digital LLC (“Flywheel”), a leading US-based provider of managed services to consumer product companies trading on Amazon, for an initial cash consideration of $60 million plus earn out payments payable over three years.

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CloserStill Media Acquires eLearning Guild

CloserStill Media has acquired a majority stake in Focuszone Media, Inc., operating as The eLearning Guild, for an undisclosed sum.   The eLearning Guild has a 40,000+ membership community of learning and development professionals in the United States and around the world.

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Blackstone acquires NEC Group

Private Equity Funds managed by Blackstone announce the acquisition of the National Exhibition Centre Group , a leading live events venue operator in the UK, from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.

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Johnson Press puts itself up for sale

Johnston Press, which owns titles include the i newspaper, the Scotsman and the Yorkshire Post, has put itself up for sale. The beleaguered publisher, which owns almost 200 regional newspapers, had become bogged down in negotiations with bondholders over a £220m refinancing due in June that it cannot afford.

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Skift to acquire Airline Weekly from its founders

Skift have announced that they are acquiring the 14-year old newsletter Airline Weekly and its related assets. AW is a subscription-only publication, built by the original team of Jay Shabat, Seth Kaplan, and Jason Cottrell into a highly influential global read consumed by CEOs and senior executives in the airlines sector. It’s paid for by readers who want a more interesting, deeper, and comprehensive read about the ins and outs of the airline business. We will build on its expertise to both deepen and expand it in various ways.

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