Emerald Publishing acquired by Cambridge Information Group (CIG)

    Emerald Group, a global academic and social science publishing house and corporate learning business, has been acquired by a family-owned investment firm based in New York.

    Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Bingley,  Emerald Publishing is one of the world’s leading digital-first publishers, commissioning, curating and showcasing research that can make a real difference.

    The acquisition is designed to accelerate growth, particularly in response to the evolving open research landscape.

    New owner Cambridge Information Group (CIG) is a privately held global investment firm focusing on information services, education and technology. It began as a firm providing services to academic publishers. It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.