NEW YORK, September 28, 2004 — Joseph W. Berkery, President of Berkery, Noyes & Co. LLC, announced today that his firm represented Dominie Press, Inc. in its sale to Pearson Education, Inc. Based in Carlsbad, Calif., Dominie Press is a leading independently owned supplemental publishing company serving the K-8 education market. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Dominie Press currently publishes about 2,300 titles in a variety of niches, including K-8 leveled readers; research-based reading and writing assessment and oral language assessment; Spanish language materials for K-6 reading and assessment; teacher resources and professional development materials; and library materials for school and public libraries. Dominie Press will become part of the Pearson Learning Group, based in Parsippany, N.J.
About Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC
Berkery Noyes specializes in investment banking for the information, publishing and communications industries. Among the most recent transactions completed by Berkery Noyes are the sale of AIMS Multimedia to Discovery Communications, the print assets of Sheshunoff Information Services to AlexInfomation and Sheshunoff Insurance Solutions to Highline Data, Weaver Publications to Prospect Partners, LP, the divestiture of the McGraw-Hill Companies’ Juvenile Retail Publishing Business to School Specialty, the acquisition by Taylor & Francis Group plc of Marcel Dekker, Inc., the sale of Cliggott Publishing and the Oncology Group to United Business Media and the sale of Forum Corporation to the IIR.
Berkery Noyes’ clients range from small firms often seeking a buyer, to most of the major international information companies who use the firm’s expertise in locating, analyzing and negotiating with acquisition candidates and in managing divestitures. The firm operates with a staff of twenty-two professionals serving the information and publishing industry from offices in New York. For more information, visit www.berkerynoyes.com.