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Rakuten to acquire OverDrive for $410 million

(19 March 2015, Tokyo) Rakuten, Inc. one of the world’s largest internet services companies, today announced it has agreed to fully acquire OverDrive Holdings, Inc., operator of OverDrive, Inc., a leading eBook and audiobook content marketplace and sharing economy pioneer, for a total consideration of $410 million in cash. “OverDrive is a widely-respected pioneer in […]


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Nature and Springer Science to merge

(15 January 2015, London and Berlin) Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) announced today that they have reached an agreement to merge Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global […]


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Innovative integrates SkyRiver operations

(Emeryville, CA) Innovative Interfaces has announced that all operations of sister company SkyRiver Technology Solutions, Inc. will be integrated into Innovative and that the SkyRiver cataloging service will become part of Innovative’s product suite. In addition, Innovative has decided to withdraw the claims of the antitrust suit filed in 2010 and currently pending in federal […]


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De Gruyter purchases two academic publishers: Oldenbourg and Akademie

(Berlin, 26 February 2013)  De Gruyter has acquired two academic publishers with a long and rich tradition: Akademie Verlag, based in Berlin, and Oldenburg Wissenschaftsverlag, based in Munich. Both companies were acquired retroactively as of 1 January 2013 from Franz Cornelsen Bildungsgruppe. “The acquisition of Akademie and Oldenbourg will considerably strengthen De Gruyter’s publishing portfolio […]


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Elsevier acquires Knovel, provider of web-based productivity application for the engineering community

Knovel’s solution integrates technical information with analytics and search to deliver trusted answers and drive innovation (New York, NY, 7 January 2013) – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the acquisition of Knovel Corp. New York City-based Knovel provides a web-based application that integrates technical information […]


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