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Mary Jo Zandy
Mary Jo Zandy
Managing Director

Mary Jo Zandy joined Berkery Noyes in 1994. At Berkery Noyes, Mary Jo is a generalist and has been responsible for transactions in a variety of sectors, including:

  • Holiday House's sale to Trustbridge Partners;
  • SmartPros, Ltd.'s sale to Kaplan, Inc.;
  • M.E. Sharpe Inc.'s sale to The Taylor & Francis Group;
  • BankersEdge's sale to The Riverside Company;
  • JBHM Education Group LLC's sale to Weld North;
  • AMSCO School Publication Inc.'s sale of certain assets to Perfection Learning;
  • Class.com's sale to Cambium Learning Group;
  • Nolo's sale to Internet Brands;
  • Second Language Testing Inc.'s sale to Berlitz;
  • Versa Systems' sale to Iron Data;
  • Discovery Logic's sale to Thomson Reuters;
  • Ten Speed Press' sale to Random House;
  • The Gordian Group Inc.'s sale to The Wicks Group of Companies;
  • Standex Consumer Products Division's divestiture of Standard Publishing, LLC to The Wicks Group of Companies, JMH Capital, and Rio Queen Citrus, Inc.;
  • JIST Publishing Inc.'s sale to EMC Corporation;
  • IHS' divestiture of its financial information division to CCH, Inc. and Thomson's West;
  • McGraw-Hill's sale of its juvenile retail publishing business to School Specialty;
  • Pearson's divestiture of Prentice Hall Direct, Inc. to Wolters Kluwer and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.;
  • CliffNotes' sale to IDG Books; and 
  • IDG Books' sale to Macmillan General Reference.

For the five years prior to joining Berkery Noyes, Mary Jo was the Director of U.S. Corporate Finance for Hill Samuel Securities Corporation. From 1984 to 1988, she was Vice President of Investment Banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Previously, Mary Jo was Vice President, Corporate Finance, for Bankers Trust Company. Her experience includes cross-border and U.S. mergers and acquisitions, valuation work, and private and public financings. Mary Jo has a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and a Masters in economics from Indiana University. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the American Society of Appraisers. She also is a board member of the Content Division of the Software Information Industry Association and the Specialized Information Industry Association.

In the News
"In general there have been fewer megadeals, but middle market transaction volume should continue at a steady pace as acquirers look for innovative technologies to help expand their product offerings," Mary Jo Zandy, managing director at Berkery Noyes, told eWEEK.
Mary Jo, thank you for your friendly and professional service during this process. For the Board of Directors, I want you to know that we appreciated your candor and clarity in all conversations. That was very helpful to us. Thank you!
Max Larsen Chairman of the Board Class.com

The following transactions represent ’s activity in the market. Click on a tombstone to learn more about each transaction. Additional information can be gathered by contacting .

Berkery Noyes Represents Holiday House in its Sale to Trustbridge Partners
Berkery Noyes Represents SmartPros, Ltd. in its Sale to Kaplan, Inc.
Berkery Noyes Represents M.E. Sharpe Inc. in its Sale to The Taylor & Francis Group
Riverside Acquires BankersEdge as Add-On to OnCourse Learning Platform
Berkery Noyes Represents AMSCO School Publications Inc. in the Sale of Certain Assets to Perfection Learning
Berkery Noyes Represents JBHM Education Group LLC In Its Sale To Weld North
Berkery Noyes Represents Class.com in its Sale to Cambium
Berkery Noyes Represents Nolo In Its Sale To Internet Brands
Berkery Noyes Represents Second Language Testing Inc. In Its Sale To Berlitz
Berkery Noyes Represents Versa Systems In Its Sale To Iron Data
Berkery Noyes Represents Discovery Logic In Its Sale To Thomson Reuters
Berkery Noyes Represents Ten Speed Press In Its Sale To Random House
Berkery Noyes Represents HighBeam Research in its Sale to Gale
Berkery Noyes Represents The Gordian Group, Inc. In Its Sale To The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
Berkery, Noyes represents JIST Publishing, Inc. in its sale to EMC Corporation
Berkery, Noyes & Co. completes the third and final Standex International Consumer Group Divestiture
Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Standex International Corporation in its divestiture of Standard Publishing, LLC to The Wicks Group of Companies, LLC
Berkery , Noyes & Co. advises IHS in its divestiture of its financial information division to CCH, Inc.
Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents Gulf Professional Publishing in its sale to Butterworth-Heinemann, a division of Reed Elsevier
Berkery Noyes & Co. represents IDG Books Worldwide in its sale of ARCO imprint to Thomson Learning
Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents IDG Books Worldwide in its sale of ChekChart to Hearst Business Publishing, Inc.
Berkery, Noyes & Co. represents IDG Books Worldwide on its sale of J.K. Lasser to John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Berkery, Noyes & Co. advises Corporate Technology Information Services in its sale to OneSource Information Services, Inc.

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