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The Academic Publishing Industry: A Story of Merger and Acquisition

By Mary H. Munroe (February, 2004).


Affelt, Amy. Thomson Research: Combining Global Access with Research Web Bank,” Online 27/4 (July/August, 2003), p. 22.

AP Newswire. Sale of Stake in Macmillan is Confirmed,” The New York Times (April 13, 1995), Section D, Page 10.

Barnard, Bruce. Bertelsmann’s Bombshell,” Europe 375(April, 1998), p. 18.

Barnes & Noble Buys Bertelsmann’s Interest for $164 M,” FT Investor (July 29, 2003).

Bertelsmann Sells Publishing Division to Cinven and Condover,” Financial Times Information (Die Welt) (May 14, 2003).

Blake, Paul. Sitting It Out, Making Plans,” 168 (April, 2001), p. 13.

Business: Educating Pearson,” Economist 347/8069 (May 23, 1998), p. 58.

Callahan, Sean. Top 10 Business Media Powerhouses,” B to B 87/11 (November 11, 2002), p. 19-23.

Candover Gets Nod for Bertelsmann Deal,” Reuters News Service (August 26, 2003).

Carvajal, Doreen. Ideas and Trends: Americans Buy Books. Foreigners Buy Publishers,” The New York Times (August 10, 1977), Section 4, Page 4.

Case, Tony and Karen Hudes. June Yields Half-Billion in Trade Deals,” Folio: The Magazine for Magazine Management 26/9(July 1, 1997), p.17.

CASPR Purchases McGraw-Hill’s Library Software and Services,” Information Today 14/9 (October, 1997), p. 59.

Clark, Thomas. Bertelsmann Aims to Speed Up Sale of Specialist Publishing Subsidiary,” Financial Times Deutschland (April 16, 2003). Abstracted in Financial Times Information Service.

Clark, Thomas. Family Veto Causes Ructions at Bertelsmann,” Financial Times Deutschland (February 18.2003), Section 5. Article abstracted in Financial Times Information Service.

Company websites and annual reports.

CRC Buy Means Gains, Realignment at T&:F,” Publishers Weekly 250/39(September 29, 2003), p. 19.

Davis, G. Alisha. Acquiring a Crown Jewel,” International Business 9/6 (June, 1996), p. 47.

Dodd, Darren. Thomson To Raise $1.5bn and List in New York,” Information World Review 181 (June, 2002), p. 1.

Doran, Amanda-Jane. Taylor & Francis Bids for Blackwell Publishing” 249/11(March 18, 2002), P. 17.

Freeman, Laurie and Bradley Johnson. CMP Expands IT Base with McGraw-Hill Buy,” Advertising Age’s Business Marketing 83/6(June, 1998), pp. 3-4.

Further Examination of Bertelsmann Plan to Acquire Ullstein Heyne List,” Financial Times Deutschland (May 5, 2003), Section 3.

Garigliano, Jeff. Top Ten Deals of 1997,” Folio: The Magazine for Magazine Management 27/1(January 1, 1996),p. 54-57.

German Media Giant Bertelsmann To Buy Random House,” Weekly Corporate Growth Report 988(March 30, 1998), p. 9532,9533-34.

Graves, D. Lucas. CMP Takes a Byte … And Then Some,” MC Technology Marketing Intelligence 18/6 (June, 1988), p. 13.

Hane, Paula J. Management Changes at Thomson Corp.,” Information Today 20/1 (January, 2003), p. 34.

Hane, Paula J. Reed Elsevier Sells Bowker to CSA, ITI,” Information Today 18/9(October, 2001), p. 1, 70.

Harcourt Sale Homage to ‘Age of Alliances’,” BtoB 85/18 (November 6, 2000), p. 8.

Hitts, Paul. Ebrary, Taylor & Francis Ink Deal,” Publishers Weekly 248/1(January 1, 2001), p. 22.

Holtzbrinck Publishes Detailed Figures For the First Time,” Financial Times Information (Abstracted from Die Welt)(May 12, 2001).

Holtzbrinck to Sell Scientific Publishing Activities to Elsevier Science,” Financial Times Information (December 7, 2002), Section 15.

Hoover’s Online, 2004, Hoover’s, Inc.

International Directory of Company Histories, Volume 1-56. Chicago: St. James Press, 1988-2003.

International News,” Book Publishing Report 24/37(September 29, 1999), p. 8-9.

International News,” Book Publishing Report 24/43(November 1, 1999), p. 8.

Jezzard, Helen. Reed Combines LexisNexis and Butterworths Tolley,” Information World Review 176(January, 2002), p. 2.

John Wiley & Sons to Acquire Hungry Minds for 0.37 Times Revenue,” Weekly Corporate Growth Report (August 20,2001), p. 11491.

Journal Wars,” The Economist 359/8221(May 12,2001) pp 66.

Levi, Jim. Fairey Magic,” Management Today 27/7 (February, 1993), pp. 54-57.

Liebman, Milton. Thomson Sale Provides ‘Growth Opportunity’,” Medical Marketing and Media 38/7 (July, 2003), p. 38.

Merger of Springer Science + Business and Kluwer Academic Publishers to Begin Spring 2004,” Kluwer and Springer Joint Press Release (September 16, 2003).

Manasian, David. Bertelsmann’s Stairway to Stardom,” International Management 42/11(November, 1987), pp. 36-43.

Magazine Rebuffs Pergamon Offer,” The New York Times (July 9, 1986), Late City Final Edition, Section D, Page 4.

Meier, Lutz. Rivals of Random House Opposed to Revised Takeover Plan,” Financial Times Deutschland (July 4, 2003). Abstracted by Financial Times Information Service.

Mendelsohn, Susan. Wiley Buys in UK and Germany,” Information World Review 181 (June, 2002), p. 4.

Mergers, Deals & Acquisitions,” Online, 23/5 (Sep/Oct, 1999), p. 12.

McClearn, Matthew. A New Era,” Canadian Business 75/5 (March 18, 2002), p. 24.

McConnell, Rosemary and Robert Osborn, Kenneth Sylvia, Michael Springer. Thomson Changes Tactics in Health,” Medical Marketing and Media 38/7 (July, 2003), p. 26.

McDowell, Edwin. CBS Sells Book Division to West German Firm,” The New York Times (December 4, 1985), Late City Final Edition, Section C, Page 27.

McGraw-Hill Takes Stake in Clinical Database Firm,” Medical Marketing & Media 32/8 (August, 1997), p. 18.

Milliot, Jim. Acquisitions Push Wiley Sales, Earnings,” Publishers Weekly 247/11 (March 13, 2000), p. 20.

Milliot, Jim. International Units Lift Wiley,” Publishers Weekly 250/10(March 10, 2003), p. 13.

Milliot, Jim. Publishers’ Profits Had Solid Gains in 1999,” Publishers Weekly 247/36 (September 4, 2000), p. 11.

Milliot, Jim. Value of Publishing Mergers Tripled in ’96,” Publishers Weekly 244(April 14, 1997), p. 12.

Milliot, Jim. Wiley Looks to Acquisitions, Technology for Growth,” Publishers Weekly 244 (September 1, 1997), p.14.

News: ICAEW Announces Strategic Alliance with Croner, CCH,” Accountancy 129/1302 (February, 2002), p. 10.

Oliver, Suzanne L. Management by Concept,” Forbes 146/12(November 26, 1990), pp. 37-38.

Partnerships & Acquisitions,” Educational Marketer 32/32(November 12, 2001), p.8.

Pearson: The Patrician of British Conglomerates Rolls Up Its Sleeves in the U.S.,” Business Week n2865 (Industrial/Technology Edition) (October 22, 1984), pp. 78, 82.

Pearson in Big League After Future Buyout,” Marketing Advertising Awards Supplement (October 27, 1994), p. 3.

Pearson plc Agrees to Acquire Software Toolworks, Inc.,” Corporate Growth Report No. 789 (April 11,1994), p. 7185.

Pluenneke, John E. Bertelsmann’s U.S. Invasion May Be Just Beginning,” Business Week 3011(Industrial/Technology Edition), (August 10, 1987), pp. 72-73.

Poynder, Richard. BertelsmannSpringer is Sold to Private Equity Firm,” Information Today (May 27, 2003).

Poynder, Richard. Are Reed Elsevier and Thomson Corp. Monopolists?” Information Today 18/6 (June, 2001), p. 1,58.

Poynder, Richard. Kluwer Academic Publishers Sold to Venture Capitalists,” Information Today 19/11 (December, 2002), p. 25.

Quint, Barbara. Gale ReferenceLink Brings Dialog Back to Public/Academic Library Market,” Information Today 19/10 (November, 2002), p. 49.

Quint, Barbara. Reflections on the Dialog Deal,” Information World Review 158 (May, 2000), p. 10.

Quint, Barbara. Thomson’s Gale Group Acquires Macmillan Library Reference USA,” Information Today 16/7 (July/August, 1999), p. 56.

Richardson, Jean. Taylor & Francis Buys Routledge,” Publishers Weekly 245(November 9, 1998), p. 11.

Richardson, Jean. Full Steam Ahead for Taylor & Francis,” Publishers Weekly 246(April 5, 1999), p. 19.

Riering, Burkhard. Bertelsmann Buys Springer’s Book Group,” Die Welt (February 12, 2003), Section 14. Abstracted in Financial Times Information Service.

Royal Swets & Zeitlinger Sells Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers,” Press Release (November 6, 2003).

Rudnitsky, Howard. Golden Books,” Forbes 151/4 (February 15, 1993), pp. 43-44.

Schifrin, Matthew. Trading Places,” Forbes 139/14 (June 29, 1987), pp. 56-57.

Schmitt, Eric. Buyer for Scientific American,” The New York Times (July 4, 1986), Late City Final Edition, Section D, Page 1.

Snoddy, Raymond. Merger Should Take Pearson to a Higher Plane, If It Can Work,” Marketing (April 13, 2000), p. 18.

St. Martin’s Press Scholarly and Reference Division and Macmillan Press (UK) Combine to Create a New Global Brand in Publishing Palgrave, PRNewswire (June 16, 2000). Stankus, Tony. 

The Deals That Didn’t Happen and the Deal That Did: Candover, Cinven and the New Springer,” Technicalities 23/4 (July/August, 2003), p. 3-6.

Stuart, Liz. IPC Plans 30 New Titles Following L860m Buyout,” Marketing Week 20/39 (January 8, 1998), p. 12.

Taylor & Francis Acquires Marcel Dekker,” Library Journal Academic Newswire (November 20,2003).

Taylor & Francis Acquires Garland,” Publishers Weekly (July 21, 1997), p.10.

Taylor & Francis to Acquire CRC Press,” Publishers Weekly 250/10 (March 10, 2003), p. 17.

The Re-Shaping of Pearson,” Strategic Direction 17/7 (July, 2001), pp. 21-22.

The Thomson Corporation to Buy Elite Information Group for 1.49 Times Revenue,” Weekly Corporate Growth Report No. 1235 (April 14, 2003), p. 7.

Thomson Acquires Current Drugs, Lawtel,” Information Today 19/9 (October, 2002), p. 55.

Thomson Finalizes Primark Deal,” Information World Review 163 (November, 2000), p. 5.

Thomson Scientific, Reference & Healthcare Creates Fully Integrated Healthcare Company,” Information Today 18/1 (January, 2001), p. 62.

Thomson to Acquire Elite Information Group,” Information Today no. 5 (May, 2003), p. 12.

Tosh, Mark. Thomson’s Exit Strategy,” Medical Marketing and Media 38/7 (July, 2003), p. 8.

Turton, Jonathan. Pearson Sues Venture Capital Firm,” Corporate Finance (January, 2000), pp. 11-12.

Wadsworth Acquires Political Science Textbook List from Bedford, Freeman, and Worth,” PRNewswire (July 26, 2001).

United Kingdom,” Euroweek 585(January 15, 1999), pp. 52-55.

Van Gelder, Lawrence. Holtzbrinck Buys a Majority of Farrar, Straus & Giroux,” The New York Times (December 14, 1994), Section D, Page 18.

Versaware, Taylor & Francis Sign E-Delivery Pact,” Publishers Weekly 247/29(July 17, 2000), pp. 2.

Wiley’s Technical Insights Acquires Hewin International, Inc.,” PRNewswire (October 15, 1998).

Wiley Forms Publishing Partnership With American Institute of Chemical Engineers,” Press Release (November 13, 2003).

Wolters Kluwer North America Acquires Charles D. Spencer & Associates,” Information Today 19/7 (July/August, 2002), p. 6.

Wolters Kluwer Acquires Compliance International, Inc.,” Information Today 18/5 (May, 2001), p. 61, 66.

Wolters Kluwer North America Acquires National Media Technologies, Inc.,” Information Today 19/4 (April, 2002), p. 77.

Wolters Kluwer NV to Acquire for 13.77 Times Revenue,” Weekly Corporate Growth Report No. 1122 (December 25, 2000), p. 11109.