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Joseph W. Berkery
Joseph W. Berkery
Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Berkery founded Berkery Associates in 1980 because he had a strong belief that as the information revolution grew and became an essential part of peoples' lives, there would be an ever increasing desire for information and entertainment.  This need would create a long-term opportunity for information companies to grow through mergers and acquisitions.  An investment bank that understood this marketplace would be singularly positioned to help its clients realize this unique opportunity.

In 1983 Joe joined forces with Noyes Partners, a specialized investment firm, to create Berkery Noyes, a full service investment bank exclusively serving the Publishing, Media and Communications industries.  As President and Chief Executive Officer Joe has been credited with shaping through mergers and acquisitions some of today's leading publishing and media conglomerates.

Under Joe's leadership, Berkery Noyes has advised and closed on hundreds of transactions ranging from small to medium sized firms to multi-national conglomerates and involving tens of billions of dollars in transactions changing hands.

As a 30-year veteran of the publishing industry and the investment banking business, Joe is well known for completing numerous high visibility transactions across the information industry.  Some of the more notable transactions completed include the sale of Simon & Schuster to Pearson; Wolters Kluwer in their acquisition of Little, Brown & Co.'s Legal and Medical divisions; ProQuest in their acquisition of Voyager Expanded Learning; Taylor & Francis in their acquisition of Marcel Dekker, Inc.; and approximately 15 companies sold for Thomson Corporation, to name a few.

Before founding Berkery Noyes, Joe was President/Director of Alesco, where he developed the first centralized library program for placing the company's products and forming libraries for thousands of schools.  Other career highlights include executive positions at Baker & Taylor, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia Division and Litton Industries.

Joe is an active member of the American Business Media (ABM), Magazine Publishers of America (MPA), the Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Association (NEPA), Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

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InfoTrieve Has Acquired LabVelocity
HMP Communications Has Acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.
Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents The McGraw-Hill Companies in its agreement to sell its juvenile retail publishing business to School Specialty
Faulkner & Gray Has Acquired Assets Of The Dorset Group, Inc.
Berkery, Noyes & Company advises The Economics Press Inc. in its sale of Bits & Pieces to Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc.
Berkery, Noyes & Co. advises Twin Laboratories, Inc. in its sale of Advanced Research Press to Management
Haynes Publishing Group PLC Has Acquired The Consumer Print Products Business Of Nichols Publishing Which Trades Under The Name Chilton
West Group Has Acquired IHS Environmental Products From IHS Group
Berkery, Noyes & Co. advises Reed Elsevier on its sale of K.G. Saur Verlag to The Gale Group
Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Pearson Education in its investment in Boxer Learning
Berkery, Noyes & Co. advises Reed Elseiver on its sale of nursing publisher Springhouse Corporation to Wolters Kluwer
Perseus Book Group Has Acquired The Assets Of Fisher Books
School Specialty Has Acquired Global Video, Inc.
Learning Horizons Has Acquired McClanahan Book Company
Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Meeks Heit Publishing Company on its sale to Everyday Learning, a Tribune Education company
Penguin Putnam Inc. has Acquired Avery Publishing Group
Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Mainstream Access Corp. on its sale to Right Management Consultants, Inc.
Films For The Humanities & Sciences Has Acquired Meridian Education Corporation
IDG Books Worldwide Has Acquired A Portfolio Of Brands From The Macmillan General Reference Group A Unit Of PEARSON EDUCATION
Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Pearson in its sale of college titles to John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Houghton Mifflin Acquires Sunburst Communications.
DELMAR PUBLISHERS Has Acquired The Assets Of Singular Publishing Group, INC.
Films for Humanities and Sciences Has Acquired Cambridge Research Group Ltd.
The Riverside Publishing Company has Acquired Wintergreen/Orchard House, Inc.
National Computer Systems, Inc. Has Acquired McGraw-Hill School Systems
Faulkner & Gray Has Acquired Assets Of The Dorset Group, Inc.
Dow Jones Financial Publishing Corp. Has Acquired Charter Financial Publishing Corp.
Huebcore Communications, Inc. has Acquired Engineer's Digest Magazine From Intertec Publishing Corporation
The Times Mirror Company Has Acquired WM. C. Brown Company, Publishers
Cor/Net, Inc. | Black's Guide, Inc. | McGraw-Hill, Inc.
Prentice-Hall, Inc. Has Acquired Mgmt Sci. Software & Statistics Textbook From Holden-Day, Inc.
Elsevier Science Publishing Company, Inc. Has Acquired The Hazardous Waste Consultant And The Air Pollution Consultant From McCoy And Associates
Wolters Kluwer Has Acquired The Legal and Medical Divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Inc.

Joseph W. Berkery, Chief Executive Officer
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