Cambridge University Press strengthens International Education offering with the acquisition of Advance Materials list

Cambridge, UK (January 2015)

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Deal Announcement

Bertoli Mitchell is delighted to announce the acquisition by Cambridge University Press of Advance Materials, the UK-based independent publishing house, specialising in the publication of language learning materials.  Bertoli Mitchell acted for Advance Materials in the transaction.

Matthew Walker, Publishing Director in the International Education Business at Cambridge University Press, commented: "From its foundation, Advance Materials has specialised in developing innovative materials for teachers and students of modern languages and has successfully established itself at the forefront of IB language resources. Advance Materials' textbooks for learners of French, Spanish and German are market-leading titles with a global reach and we believe these will further enhance our international education offering, as well as giving us a great platform on which to grow our modern languages publishing."

Jenny Ollerenshaw, Founder and Director of Advance Materials, commented: "We are excited by the transition of our French, Spanish and German publishing to Cambridge University Press, whose mission and values closely reflect those of Advance Materials. Cambridge shares our passion for learning, our care and support for teachers and students, and our commitment to innovative and high-quality materials in print and online. Their plans for language-learning publishing promise a bright future for the Advance Materials list."