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ProQuest to acquire Coutts Information services from Ingram

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ProQuest has signed an agreement to acquire Coutts Information Services from Ingram Content Group.

The deal adds Coutts’ expertise in collection development, its catalogue of print and digital titles, and platforms MyiLibrary and OASIS to ProQuest’s selection of ebooks and innovative technology framework.

The companies says the move paves the way to combine Coutts’ acquisitions strengths with ProQuest’s digital tools to deliver a superior end-to-end workflow across print and electronic. Ingram will play a continuing role in print fulfillment in North America, supporting ProQuest with its print inventory, on-demand print capabilities and delivery network. The acquisition is expected to close within weeks.
 
'ProQuest has been innovating ebook workflows and systems by bringing together the best mix of titles, talent and technology,' said Kurt Sanford, ProQuest CEO.

'With Coutts and MyiLibrary joining ProQuest, we’ll accelerate these advancements by creating fully integrated workflows and improved user experiences that span print and digital. We’re delighted that Ingram will be our partner, providing the very best in print fulfillment, and ensuring libraries gain end-to-end efficiencies.'
 
'Since Ingram acquired Coutts in 2006, we’ve invested in the people, technology and services to support and promote the advancement of academic and professional libraries. ProQuest is the perfect home for the ideas, tools and talent of Coutts to continue growing and innovating to better serve this market,' said John Ingram, chairman and CEO, Ingram Content Group.

'ProQuest is very strong in digital services, and we’re excited to team up with them to create the best, full-service package for the academic library market.'