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Sale of Mekentosj BV to Springer Science+Business Media

05 November 2012 in News & Insights

Quayle Munro Limited is pleased to announce that it has advised the shareholders of Mekentosj BV, developer of the leading reference management software “Papers”, on its sale to Springer Science+Business Media, a leading global scientific publisher.

Based in The Netherlands, “Papers” radically improves the way researchers handle their scientific literature. It centralises search, downloads and organising of references and documents in one tool, functioning as a personal library of research. The literature can be cited in word processing software of choice and can be shared with colleagues. Papers is available for Mac, Windows and iOS. The company has a strong history of product development, beginning with Mac based software and successfully adding iOS and Windows applications to its offering. New and enhanced product features for all applications have also marked the constant commitment to address users’ evolving needs.

Julian Moore, Managing Director, Quayle Munro said:
“Mekentosj BV has built a leading position in providing reference management software applications to a global customer base. Its “Papers” product is a valuable tool for STM academics and other users throughout the world. Quayle Munro is delighted to have worked with Mekentosj and the transaction continues our strong track record in the software, media, and information sectors. We see significant on-going activity in this market, driven by demand for high quality, scalable solutions.”

Alexander Griekspoor, CEO and Founder, Mekentosj BV, said:
“The Quayle Munro team had an excellent understanding of Mekentosj and the full potential that was possible for the business. From start to finish, Quayle Munro expertly managed the process. Together with their valuable industry relationships, Quayle Munro’s knowledge and expertise in software and information markets was vital to ensuring the successful conclusion of the transaction. Mekentosj is now prepared for, and excited by, the next stage of its evolution as part of Springer Science+Business Media.”

Springer Science+Business Media press release:

Notes to Editors:
Quayle Munro
 (www.quaylemunro.com) is an independent corporate finance adviser which was established in 1983. Quayle Munro has advised on over 90 corporate finance transactions in the past five years.

The Quayle Munro media and technology team has unrivalled expertise in advising companies providing subscription-based information, data, analytics and consultancy services. It has recently advised on the sales of: Wood Mackenzie to Hellman & Friedman; Sagient Research Systems to Informa; Doctors.net.uk to M3; Steel Business Briefing to Platts; ODS-Petrodata to IHS; Bentek Energy to McGraw Hill; Access Intelligence’s Chemical and Energy Portfolio to IHS; Arete Consulting to Euromoney; Canada Law Book to Thomson Reuters; Complinet to Thomson Reuters; Point Carbon to Thomson Reuters; New Energy Finance to Bloomberg; Brook Hunt to Wood Mackenzie; McCloskey to IHS; and Heren Energy to Reed Business Information.

For further information:

Julian Moore, Quayle Munro Limited: +44 20 7907 4200

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