John Wiley & Sons Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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John Wiley & Sons has acquired 21 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

John Wiley & Sons’ largest acquisition to date was in 2006, when it acquired Blackwell Publishing for $1.1B. John Wiley & Sons has acquired in 8 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include publishing (37%) and education (27%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

John Wiley & Sons

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

111 River Street,
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
United States,
(201) 748-6000
www.wiley.com

John Wiley & Sons is a global data provider. Wiley's Global Research business is a provider of content-enabled solutions to improve outcomes in research, education and professional practice with online tools, journals, books, databases, reference works and laboratory protocols. Wiley's Professional Development business creates products and services that help customers become more effective in the workplace and achieve career success. Wiley Global Education serves undergraduate, graduate, and advanced placement students, lifelong learners, and, in Australia, secondary school students. John Wiley & Sons was formed in 1807 and is based in Hoboken, New Jersey.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 12 1 2 3 1 - 19
vol $1.9B $56M $129M $298M $2.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hindawi Ltd. 2021-01-05 298M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.hindawi.com
Bio-Rad Spectroscopy 2020-04-02 - Divestiture
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.spectrabase.com
Madgex Ltd. 2020-03-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Brighton, United Kingdom · www.madgex.com
MThree Consulting 2020-01-06 129M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.mthreeconsulting.com
Zyante, Inc. 2019-07-01 56M USD Add-on Acquisition
Los Gatos, California · www.zyBooks.com
Knewton, Inc. 2019-05-06 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.knewton.com
Linguistics Abstracts Online 2018-12-11 - Divestiture
Hoboken, New Jersey
The Learning House, Inc. 2018-10-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Louisville, Kentucky · www.learninghouse.com
Ranku, Inc. 2016-09-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.goranku.com
Atypon Systems, Inc. 2016-08-18 120M USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.atypon.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Publishing 7 (37%) 1.6B (69%) - -
Education 5 (26%) 451M (19%) - -
Software 3 (16%) 120M (5%) - -
Business Services 2 (11%) 180M (8%) - -
Information Technology 1 (5%) - - -
Staffing 1 (5%) - - -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (100%) -
Total 19 $2.4B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 13 715M 1 -
  California 3 176M - -
  Pennsylvania 2 - - -
  New York 2 183M - -
  Illinois 2 220M - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Texas 1 51M - -
  Minnesota 1 85M - -
  Kentucky 1 - - -
  New Jersey - - 1 -
United Kingdom 5 1.7B - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Domestic 13 (68%) 715M (30%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 6 (32%) 1.7B (70%) - -
Total 19 $2.4B 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 6 $1.1B
< $100M 3 $192M
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest Blackwell Publishing (Holdings) Ltd.
$1.1B (2006-11-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
16%
3 (16%)
Strategic(s)
11%
2 (11%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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