John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Company Description

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. engages in the provision of research and learning materials. It operates through the following segments: Research, Publishing, and Solutions. The Research segment provides scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, as well as related content and services, to academic, corporate, and government libraries, learned societies, and individual researchers and other professionals. The Publishing segment offers scientific, professional, and education books and related content in print and digital formats, as well as test preparation services and course workflow tools, to libraries, corporations, students, professionals, and researchers. The Solutions segment includes online program management services for higher education institutions and learning, development, and assessment services for businesses and professionals. The company was founded by Charles Wiley in 1807 and is headquartered in Hoboken, NJ.

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Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President-Government Affairs

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Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President & Controller

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Executive Vice President & General Manager, Research

Treasurer & Senior Vice President-Tax

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Former Director & Manager-Business Development at John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Moody's Corp.

President & Chief Executive Officer at John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Epiq Systems, Inc. (Georgia)

Senior Partner at Archer Venture Capital LLC

Chief Executive Officer at BoldlyGo Institute, Inc.

Vice Chairman at William Paterson University

Global Chief Technology Officer at AOL, Inc.

Chief Operating Officer & Non-Executive Director at Velti Plc

Former Chief Operating Officer at PlayFab, Inc.

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CIP believes that investing in companies with sustainable competitive advantages, durable business models, sound balance sheets, capable and sincere management, and that are trading at valuations that each team deems reasonable can, over time, provide attractive returns with less risk than the overall market. In all of their strategies they actively attempt to minimize business and valuation risk through our well-defined and consistent investment processes. Their investment processes are focused on absolute returns and avoiding large losses, which we believe is critical to wealth creation. Their strategies include small cap equity, mid cap equity, emerging markets equity and emerging markets small cap equity. For CIP's small and mid cap equity, they follow a three-step process: (1) screen all potential companies through unique sector factors; (2) analysis of company fundamentals; (3) valuation analysis. For their emerging markets and emerging markets small cap equity, they also have a process they follow: (1) screen using filters including minimum market cap and liquidity; (2) apply their sector factors - a set of qualitative judgments that target the business models CIP find most attractive; (3) fundamental analysis of company attributes; (4) valuation analysis.

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Clarkston Capital Partners' (CCP) investment approach is based on a quality and value investment philosophy. The firm's equity investment philosophy is based on the belief that the best way to achieve long-term stock portfolio performance is to buy quality companies that are undervalued in the market. The primary objective of CCP's fixed income philosophy is capital preservation. The firm's equity strategies include: the Clarkston Small-Mid Cap Equity Strategy, the Clarkston Large-Cap Equity Strategy, and the Clarkston Dividend Strategy. All strategies are governed by the firm's disciplined investment methodology which results in a concentrated portfolio of quality businesses. CCP invests in stocks of individual quality companies with sustainable competitive advantages resulting in consistently high Cash Returns on Net Operating Assets (CRONOA) and management teams capable of generating high returns on capital. When appropriate,CCP's fixed income portfolios are constructed to minimize risk while generating consistent cash flow. Clarkston Capital invests primarily in municipal state general obligations rated at least AA by the major rating agencies, U.S. Treasuries and high grade corporate bonds issued by firms with strong balances sheets, sustainable competitive advantages and consistent free cash flow generation. All fixed income holdings will be investment grade or better at the time of investment and current maturities will be less than 10 years.

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HIML is an active, long-term manager which passively manages the core of their equity investments with an overlay of actively managed specialist satellite portfolios. They determine asset allocation across strategies and delegate passively managed portfolios to third-party asset managers. The firm also manages a variety of in-house strategies, including specialist fixed-income and actively managed equity portfolios, as well as alternative investments in private equity and real estate. HIML Credit's investment philosophy is focused on capital stability and consistency of returns; rather, than a series of highs and lows. By investing on a global basis, the firm seeks to capture valuation anomalies across various geographic jurisdictions. They also seek to capture valuation anomalies that exist within the debt capital structure of companies and across all available debt instruments. HIML Credit uses an active, research-intensive investment process to seek superior risk-adjusted returns through top-down and bottom up analysis. The portfolio construction process includes market risk, default risk, rating migration risk and proprietary rating. The objective of the Hermes Global Equity Core strategy is to offer long-term investors access to a diverse global asset class, utilizing cutting edge models and processes to generate consistent alpha. HIML seek to do this by constructing a diversified portfolio which uses disciplined, bottom-up stock selection process based on well-documented market irrationalities. Their private equity strategy includes fund of funds and direct investments, and focuses on mid-market buyouts and acquisitions in Great Britain and Europe.

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John Wiley & Sons, Inc. purchases Zyante, Inc. from Bialla Venture Partners, TA Ventures, TEC Ventures LLC

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John Wiley & Sons, Inc. purchases Knewton, Inc. from Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, The Gramercy Fund LLC, FirstMark Capital LLC, GSV Capital, Accel Partners LLC

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John Wiley & Sons, Inc. purchases The Learning House, Inc. from Weld North LLC

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Chegg, Inc. engages in the operations of learning platform for students. It intends to empower students to take control of their education and help the students study, college admissions exams, accomplish their goals, get grades, and test scores. The firm offers required and non-required scholastic materials including textbooks in any format; access to online homework help and textbook solutions; course organization and scheduling; college and university matching tools; and scholarship connections. Its services include Chegg study, writing, tutors, and math solver. The company was founded by Osman Rashid and Aayush Phumbhra on July 29, 2005 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. The university was founded with the gift of $150,000 from John Purdue, a Lafayette business leader and philanthropist, along with $50,000 from Tippecanoe County, and 150 acres (0.6 km²) of land from Lafayette residents in support of the project. In 1869, it was decided that the new school would be built near the city of Lafayette and established as Purdue University, in the name of the institution’s principal benefactor. The West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations. Today, Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

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Innodata, Inc. IT Consulting & Services | HACKENSACK, NJ

Innodata, Inc. is a global services and technology company, which combines human expertise with deep learning technologies to power information products and enterprise artificial intelligence and digital transformation. Its services include data acquisition, transformation, and enrichment at scale; digital operations management and analytics and content applications. It operates through the following segments: Digital Data Solutions (DDS), Agility, and Synodex. The DDS segment combines deep neural networks and human expertise in multiple domains to make unstructured information useable. It also develops digital products for business information companies and digital systems which replace legacy systems and processes. The Agility segment provides tools and related professional services that enable public relations and communications professionals to discover influencers, amplify messages, monitor coverage, and measure the impact of campaigns. The Synodex segment enables clients in the insurance and healthcare sectors to transform medical records into useable digital data and to apply technologies to the digital data to augment decision support. The company was founded by Todd H. Solomon in 1988 and is headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ.

Mattersight Corp. Other Business & Consulting Services | Chicago, IL

Mattersight Corp. provides enterprise analytics managed services. It focuses primarily on behavioral analytics with products in routing, coaching, analytics, and quality. The firm captures and analyzes customer and employee interactions, employee desktop data, and other contextual information to optimally route customers to the best available employee, improve operational performance, and predict future customer and employee outcomes through its behavioral analytics service and related services. The company was founded on May 1, 1999 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Mack-Cali Realty Corp. Trusts & Funds | Edison, NJ

Mack-Cali Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust, which owns and operates a real estate portfolio comprised predominantly of Class A office and office flex properties located primarily in the Northeast. It operates through the following two segments: Commercial and Other Real Estate and Multi-Family Real Estate and Services. The Commercial and Other Real Estate and Multi-Family Real Estate Portfolio segments provides leasing, property management, acquisition, development, construction, and tenant-related services. The company was founded on December 11, 1997 and is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ.

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