ProQuest to acquire Ex Libris

Deal expected to be finalised later in 2015.

ProQuest has annouced that it has signed an agreement to acquire library automation provider Ex Libris, which will become a wholly owned business of ProQuest. The deal is expected to close in the next few months.

After the conclusion of the deal, a distinct business unit called Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company will be led by Ex Libris CEO Matti Shem-Tov, supported by the Ex Libris management team along with ProQuest Workflow Solutions management.

In a statement, the companies said that they will "continue to support the broad selection of products their customers depend on and will enhance each company's offerings, including Alma, Aleph, bX, Intota, Primo, Rosetta, SFX, SIPX, Summon, 360 Link, Voyager and the newly launched Leganto reading list solution and campusM mobile campus solution".