Follett Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Retail Company

Follett has acquired 9 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Follett has acquired in 8 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (34%) and e-commerce (23%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 2

Follett Corp.

3 Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 200,
Westchester, Illinois 60154
United States,
(708) 884-0000
www.follett.com

Follett Corp. is a retailer and provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett Corp. was formed in 1873 and is based in Westchester, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 7 - 2 - - - 9
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
NextTier Education 2018-12-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.nexttier.com
Fishtree, Inc. 2018-07-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Arlington, Virginia · www.fishtree.com
Valore, Inc. 2016-11-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.valorebooks.com
Baker & Taylor Corp. 2016-04-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.baker-taylor.com
Wobo, Inc. 2016-03-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Martinez, California · www.woboinc.com
ClassBook.com 2016-02-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Castleton, New York · www.classbook.com
Advanced-Online 2015-11-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Coppell, Texas · www3.advanced-online.com
BetterKnow, Inc. 2013-04-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Cupertino, California · www.betterknow.com
Book Wholesalers, Inc. 2012-09-05 - Divestiture
McHenry, Illinois · www.bwibooks.com
Varsity Group, Inc. 2008-04-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Washington, District of Columbia · www.varsitybooks.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Retail 3 (33%) - - -
E-Commerce 2 (22%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 2 (22%) - - -
Education 1 (11%) - - -
Software 1 (11%) - - -
Distribution - - 1 (100%) -
Total 9 - 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 9 - 1 -
  California 2 - - -
  Illinois 1 - 1 -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  New York 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  District of Columbia 1 - - -
Total 9 - 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Jones Day
1
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
2 (22%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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