Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Computing
Conference & Expo
November 2-4, 2009 NYC
Register Today and SAVE !..

2008 West
DIAMOND SPONSOR:
Data Direct
SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Red Hat
The Opening of Virtualization
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
User Environment Management – The Third Layer of the Desktop
Cordys
Cloud Computing for Business Agility
EMC
CMIS: A Multi-Vendor Proposal for a Service-Based Content Management Interoperability Standard
Freedom OSS
Practical SOA” Max Yankelevich
Intel
Architecting an Enterprise Service Router (ESR) – A Cost-Effective Way to Scale SOA Across the Enterprise
Sensedia
Return on Assests: Bringing Visibility to your SOA Strategy
Symantec
Managing Hybrid Endpoint Environments
VMWare
Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds and Applications
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts

2008 West
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Appcelerator
Get ‘Rich’ Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Keynote Systems
Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
GOLD SPONSORS:
ICEsoft
How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
Isomorphic
Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
Oracle
REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Click For 2008 Event Webcasts
In many cases, the end of the year gives you time to step back and take stock of the last 12 months. This is when many of us take a hard look at what worked and what did not, complete performance reviews, and formulate plans for the coming year. For me, it is all of those things plus a time when I u...
SYS-CON.TV
Berkery Noyes Releases Education Industry M&A Report For Full Year 2012

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkery Noyes, an independent mid-market investment bank, today released its full year 2012 mergers and acquisitions trend report for the Education Industry.

The report analyzes M&A activity in the sector during 2012 and compares it with data covering 2010 and 2011. This market includes information and technology companies servicing the Education Industry, including the K-12, Post-Secondary, Childcare Services, and Corporate and Professional Training segments.

Berkery Noyes' research showed that transaction volume remained nearly constant on a year-to-year basis. However, aggregate transaction value fell 44 percent, from $11.93 billion in 2011 to $6.66 billion in 2012. The median revenue multiple between 2011 and 2012 stayed the same at 1.6x, while the median EBITDA multiple declined from 12.0x to 10.3x.

There was an uptick in private equity activity in the Education Industry over the past twelve months. Financial sponsors accounted for 30 percent of transaction volume and 63 percent of value in 2012, compared to 25 percent of volume and 51 percent of value in 2011. Providence Equity Partners was one of the most active private equity firms in 2012, completing three industry transactions.

The two highest value education deals in 2012 both occurred in the fourth quarter. This consisted of the announced sale of McGraw-Hill Education to Apollo Global Management for $2.62 billion and Pearson's acquisition of Embanet Compass for $650 million. Higher-Ed Media and Tech was the segment with the most notable rise in transaction volume, improving 59 percent since 2011. One of the segment's largest deals over the course of 2012 was John Wiley & Sons' acquisition of Deltak.edu for $220 million, which was announced in the fourth quarter as well.

"As the migration to digital formats and delivery continue, the potential for transformation in the education industry that is succeeding at the post secondary level will continue to be substantial in all the education subsectors," stated Peter Yoon, Managing Director at Berkery Noyes. "In particular, the digital subscription model that is becoming more prevalent across the entire education spectrum, from K12 to professional/corporate training, is especially attractive to acquirers due to the visibility and recurring nature of the revenues."

Meanwhile, the number of transactions in the K-12 Media and Tech segment declined 15 percent in 2012, following a 28 percent rise from 2010 to 2011. Deal volume in the Professional Training Institutions segment experienced a 14 percent yearly increase, edging past both the K-12 and Higher-Ed Media and Tech segments as the industry's most active market sector.

"Acquirers are increasingly interested in e-learning solutions that will both complement and build upon their existing products," said Mary Jo Zandy, Managing Director at Berkery Noyes. "With the implementation of the common core state standards and the related digital infrastructure, the value of e-learning will be enhanced."

A copy of the EDUCATION INDUSTRY M&A REPORT FOR FULL YEAR 2012 is available at the Berkery Noyes website.

Berkery Noyes specializes in mergers and acquisitions advisory, debt and equity financing, and financial consulting services for companies in the $10 million to $500 million range, a market that is enjoying a surge in activity. The firm's research teams publish acquisition activity in the respective sectors they follow on MandAsoft.com.

About Berkery Noyes

Berkery Noyes is an independent investment banking advisory firm servicing the information industry. Since its founding by Joseph W. Berkery in 1983, the firm has worked with corporate clients to grow through acquisition, divest non-core assets, and maximize shareholder returns through strategic transactions and restructurings. For private owners, Berkery Noyes helps create liquidity and execute timely exit strategies that achieve their personal and professional objectives. Securities services are offered through Berkery Noyes Securities, LLC. For more information, visit www.berkerynoyes.com.

­­­Contact Information:
Peter Wilson
Berkery Noyes
646-442-7966
peter.wilson@berkerynoyes.com

SOURCE Berkery Noyes

About PR Newswire
Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

SOA World Latest Stories
SAP is delivering break-through innovation combined with fantastic user experience powered by the market-leading in-memory technology, SAP HANA. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP, will discuss how SAP and partners provide clo...
SimpleECM is the only platform to offer a powerful combination of enterprise content management (ECM) services, capture solutions, and third-party business services providing simplified integrations and workflow development for solution providers. SimpleECM is opening the market to bus...
One of the more popular methods of dealing with not just with the explosion of devices but the growing challenge of dealing with growth of compute devices under management in general is virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). While VDI has been overshadowed of late by newer and shinier T...
The only place to be June 9-11 is Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo 2015 East at the Javits Center in New York City. Join us there as delegates from all over the world come to listen to and engage with speakers & sponsors from the leading Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data companies. Cloud Expo ...
To manage complex web services with lots of calls to the cloud, many businesses have invested in Application Performance Management (APM) and Network Performance Management (NPM) tools. Together APM and NPM tools are essential aids in improving a business’s infrastructure required to s...
SAP is delivering break-through innovation combined with fantastic user experience powered by the market-leading in-memory technology, SAP HANA. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP, will discuss how SAP and partners provide clo...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021


SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
ADS BY GOOGLE