EdTech firm Talis has been acquired by SAGE Publishing for an undisclosed sum.

The leading independent, academic and professional publisher will provide Talis with the opportunity to grow and expand into new markets whilst maintaining its existing relationships with customers and partners.

Talis, which creates software to improve the lives of higher educators, will continue to be run as a separate business by its existing management, operating as a SAGE company from its offices in Birmingham.

This acquisition further expands SAGE’s Technologies for Learning and Research by offering a strong product that responds to the evolving needs of the academic librarian, as well as those of faculties and students.

“Talis is a dynamic and talented group who have proven excellence offering Software as a Service alongside specialist knowledge of the academic library market,” said SAGE senior vice president of global learning resources Karen Phillips.

“We are tremendously excited to support the growth and development of Talis’s suite of teaching and learning solutions for Higher Education.

“The addition of Talis and their specialist skills is a strategic shift for SAGE as we expand our offerings into software that supports learning and research.

“By delivering technology solutions Talis is breaking down barriers to student success, responding to the evolving needs of academic librarians and overall improving access to resources in Higher Education.”

Talis CEO David Errington said: “SAGE’s clear mission to build bridges to knowledge very much resonated with our own.

“Its investment in Talis will enable us to continue doing what we do and to grow faster, serving more students, faculty and librarians in the global Higher Education market.”

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community.

The company publishes more than 1,000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas.