Brighton-based job board software firm Madgex has been acquired by New Jersey-based John Wiley & Sons - also known simply as Wiley.

Madgex, which also has offices in New York and Toronto has been a long-standing partner to Wiley, starting with the company’s first career center service, the Wiley Job Network, in 2011.

Wiley claims to be the largest scholarly society publisher in the world, supporting over 600 societies and four million members.

Earlier this year, it acquired mthree, a global education services provider for £100m.

The acquisition of Madgex, the terms of which were not disclosed, is hoped to make Wiley the only provider of full-service solutions, including technology and sales, for societies.

“Helping researchers and professionals thrive in their careers is at the heart of everything we do, and our acquisition of Madgex reinforces that commitment,” said Judy Verses, Executive Vice President of Research for Wiley.

“As we expand our product and service offerings with Madgex, we will undoubtedly strengthen our value proposition for societies and, in turn, their members through peer networking, knowledge sharing and professional development.”

Dan Meadows, CEO, Madgex added: “Madgex is committed to supporting the recruitment industry through our market-leading job board technology and career center solutions.

“We’re excited to now officially combine Madgex’s job board expertise with Wiley’s publishing experience and shared commitment to the recruitment industry.”

“With Wiley, we’ll continue to partner with the world’s most prestigious organizations across publishing, journalism, associations and recruitment, providing the cutting-edge job board technology, continuous innovation and expert support we are known for.”