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Nov 12

Advised the shareholders of Mekentosj on its sale to Springer Science+Business Media

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

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