After shedding several assets over the past couple of years, John Wiley & Sons Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb) has acquired Profiles International for $51 million.

Profiles, headquartered in Waco, Texas, provides employment assessment and talent management services. The company's services are used by employers for candidate selection as well as pre-hire and post-hire assessments. The company provides services in 32 languages for clients that include Academy Sports, Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Mercedes Benz and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC).

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