Mergers & Acquisitions

Press Release: Cengage Learning Acquires Learning Objects
September 23, 2015 at 2:17 pm

WASHINGTON, DC and BOSTON—September 22, 2015—Cengage Learning, a leading global education company, today announced the acquisition of Learning Objects, a Washington, D.C.-based education technology company. Learning Objects powers innovative, customized and adaptive online learning programs and courses to higher education institutions through its state-of-the-art learning platform and instructional design services. With Learning Objects, institutions are…

Press Release: News Corp to Acquire Social Video Ad Platform Unruly
September 16, 2015 at 12:19 pm

NEW YORK—September 16, 2015—News Corp announced today that it has agreed to acquire Unruly Holdings Limited (“Unruly”), a leading global ad platform that is revolutionizing digital and social video advertising for clients around the world. “Unruly is a feisty and creative company with a start-up sensibility that fits perfectly with our own approach to developing…

Perseus, Independent Book Publisher, Again Explores a Sale
September 10, 2015 at 2:11 pm

The Perseus Books Group, a large independent publisher, is up for sale again. The company announced on Wednesday that it had hired the investment banking firm Greenhill & Company to advise it on a possible sale, after receiving multiple inquiries from potential buyers.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires Ebook and Technology Assets from MeeGenius
August 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt made significant strides in its direct-to-consumer strategy yesterday with the acquisition of ebook and technology assets from the ebook subscription service MeeGenius. MeeGenius offers a library of 700 picture books geared toward young readers up to 8 years old. The acquisition increases HMH's digital content for young readers and establishes a direct…

Press Release: HarperCollins Publishers Announces the Formation of HarperCollins Brasil
August 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm

New York, NY (August 3, 2015) – HarperCollins Publishers, a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV), and joint venture partner Ediouro Group today announced the formation of HarperCollins Brasil, which combines the existing operations of Thomas Nelson Brasil and Harlequin Brasil with Ediouro's commercial trade publishing titles and personnel. HarperCollins Brasil will…

Ingram In Rumored Bid to Buy B&T Retail Arm
December 31, 1969 at 7:00 pm

The Ingram Content Group has made a tentative offer to buy the retail wholesaling operation of Baker & Taylor, and the Federal Trade Commission has launched what it is calling a “very preliminary investigation” of the proposed deal, sources told PW.