Springer Nature

  • Region: Europe
  • Sector: TMT
  • Investment Year: 2013
  • Transaction Value: €4,819m

Unrealised

BCEC IX acquired Springer Science and Business Media (Springer) in August 2013. Springer is a leading global scientific, technical and medical information service provider. In May 2015, Springer merged with Holzbrinck Publishing Group Science and Education (“HPG”) to form Springer Nature.

Spring Nature has three business lines:

Research:

  • Publication of academic subscription and Open Access journals, databases, books and monographs in STM disciplines.
  • No. 1 in top 50 journals by impact factor.
  • No. 1 in English language journals and English language academic books.
  • No. 1 Open Access player globally (alternative payment model demanding fees from the author instead of subscription payments).

Professional:

  • Provides high‐quality special interest information and services for several professional markets in Europe.

Education:

  • Provides students, teachers and institutions with high quality educational content in developing regions of the world.

Company News

15 January 2015

Holtzbrinck publishing group and BC Partners announce agreement to merge majority of Macmillan Science and Education with Springer Science+Business Media

Merger will create a leading publishing group with c. EUR 1.5 billion turnover and 13,000 employees

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19 June 2013

BC Partners to acquire Springer Science + Business Media

Funds advised by BC Partners (“BC Partners”), the European private equity firm, together with management have agreed to acquire the leading global STM publisher Springer Science + Business Media (“Springer” or the “Company”), from EQT Partners and the

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