The van Tulleken Company Advises Transaction Publishers in the Sale of its Journal List to Springer Science+Business Media

    NEW YORK and LONDON, March 22 /CNW/ - The van Tulleken Company, a leading
investment banking boutique that advises information, publishing and
technology companies in the U.S. and Europe, announces that it represented
Transaction Publishers in the sale of its journals portfolio to Springer
    In a move that will considerably expand its social sciences offering,
Springer has acquired 29 journals from the New Jersey-based specialist
publisher. Transaction's titles, including the flagship journal Society, are
at the forefront of contemporary thought in established disciplines such as
political science, history, sociology, anthropology and psychology. This
acquisition links complementary publishing programs and strengthens Springer's
existing position in the humanities and social sciences. Springer's portfolio
in this area includes leading journal titles such as Theory and Society, Sex
Roles and Policy Sciences.
    "Both parties are delighted with the outcome. Springer has significantly
strengthened its social sciences publishing activities and Transaction has
secured an excellent home for their titles, one which guarantees their
longevity," said Robin Warner, the Managing Director of The van Tulleken
Company who handled the transaction.

    About Springer Science+Business Media: Springer Science+Business Media
( is one of the world's leading suppliers of scientific and
specialist literature. It is the second largest publishing group in the
science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, and the largest
business-to-business publisher in the German-language area. The group
publishes over 1,700 journals and more than 5,500 new books a year, as well as
the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in over 20
countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and some 5,000 employees. In 2006, it
generated annual sales of around EUR 924 million.

    About Transaction Publishers: Transaction Publishers
(, located on the campus of Rutgers University, the
State University of New Jersey, is a major independent publisher of social
scientific books, periodicals and serials. Transaction offers publications in
older, established disciplines such as economics, political science, history,
sociology, anthropology, psychology, as well as recently established
disciplines ranging from area research to urban studies, policy analysis,
philosophy of social science, organizational behavior and criminology.

    About The van Tulleken Company

    The van Tulleken Company, a leading investment banking boutique, advises
on mergers, acquisitions and strategic developments in the information,
publishing and technology industries. With offices in New York and London, the
Company serves large international corporations as well as small and
medium-sized independent companies in the U.K., Europe and the U.S.
    The Company has advised on a wide range of transactions including, in
recent months: the sale of VNU Business Media Europe to 3i; Sibelius Software
to Avid Technologies; ITV on the divestiture of Granada Learning to Veronis
Suhler Stevenson; and the sale of Paravia Bruno Mondadori (PBM) to Pearson

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For further information: Robin Warner, Tel: (212) 355-1390, Email:

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