By Ten Speed Press

closed 3/2/2009 via New York Times

Random House, Inc., acquired Ten Speed Press

synopsis: Random House, the world’s largest publisher of consumer books, has acquired Ten Speed Press, a Berkeley, Calif., independent publisher of business; cooking; and mind, body and spirit titles. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Random House, Inc.
Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, provides the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world. "
target: Ten Speed Press
Ten Speed Press is a nonfiction book publisher that has been based in Berkeley, California, for more than 35 years. Ten Speed’s books are sold worldwide through its international distribution partners and its Canadian sales office in Toronto.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iron Stream Media, acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC

synopsis: Iron Stream Media, a Christian publisher, has acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books), a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
buyer: Iron Stream Media
Iron Stream Media is a Christian publisher. The company provides a variety of solutions for churches, missionaries, and nonprofits that include Bible study curriculum, Christian book publishing, and more. Their brands include New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, and New Hope Kidz."
target: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books) is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
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closed 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Rowman & Littlefield, acquired Prometheus Books

synopsis: Rowman & Littlefield, a leading independent publisher, has acquired Prometheus Books, a publishing company that provides readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Prometheus books publishes intelligent nonfiction books in several core categories, including popular science, philosophy, history, and more.
buyer: Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher. They focus on academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences, government and official data, and educational publishing. In addition to print publishing they also specialize in creating e-book editions. "
target: Prometheus Books
Prometheus Books is a publishing company that provides readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Prometheus books publishes intelligent nonfiction books in several core categories, including popular science, critical thinking, philosophy, history, and more.
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announced 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Penguin Random House, will purchase Book Publishing Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House is acquiring the book publishing assets of F+W Media, which include the Writer’s Digest catalog. The book publishing assets of F+W Media include a wide variety of illustrated non-fiction books in art instruction, crafts, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, woodworking, and the outdoors.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is an American multinational conglomerate publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House and Penguin Group. Penguin Random House is the world's largest English language trade publisher, bringing people the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The book publishing assets of F+W Media include a wide variety of illustrated non-fiction books in art instruction, crafts, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, woodworking, and the outdoors. F+W Media is a media and e-commerce company headquartered in New York City.
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
$22
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0.1x
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Octopus Publishing Group, acquired Short Books Limited

synopsis: Octopus Publishing Group has bought Short Books, the latest in a series of successful indies to be snapped up by Hachette. Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books is a publisher of first-class, popular non-fiction.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Octopus Publishing Group
Octopus is a leading publisher of non-fiction books. Octopus has extensive experience of working with high profile authors, trusted partners and associations to produce exciting, market leading books. "
target: Short Books Limited
Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books is a publisher of first-class, popular non-fiction. Short Books focuses predominantly on ‘mind, body, spirit’ books following on from the success of The Fast Diet (2013) by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer.
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announced 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Gill, will acquire The Collins Press Limited

synopsis: Gill (M.H. Gill & Co.), Ireland's biggest publisher of school books and non-fiction books, will acquire The Collins Press, an independent book publisher in Ireland. The Collins Press publishes a wide range of non-fiction books of Irish interest. Their books cover the topics of history, travel, sport, biography, photography, and more.
buyer: Gill
Gill is Ireland's biggest publisher of school books and non-fiction books. Gill publishes non-fiction books about biography, food and drink, history, lifestyle, parenting, nature, sport, and more. Gill offers school books for primary, secondary, further education, and college and university. "
target: The Collins Press Limited
The Collins Press is an independent book publisher in Ireland. The Collins Press publishes a wide range of non-fiction books of Irish interest. Their books cover the topics of history, travel, sport, biography, photography, current affairs, and more.
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closed 5/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired I.B. Tauris Publishers

synopsis: Bloomsbury, a publishing house of fiction and non-fiction, has acquired non-fiction publisher I.B. Tauris Publishers, a specialist in Middle Eastern and political publishing. UK-based I.B. Tauris publishes 300 new books internationally every year and has approximately 3,000 books available in either hardcover, paperback or digital editions.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$206.85)
Bloomsbury Publishing plc is an independent, worldwide publishing house of fiction and non-fiction. Bloomsbury has a tradition of publishing literary fiction from all over the world and a wide range of distinguished non-fiction from memoir, biography and history to politics, science, food and sport."
target: I.B. Tauris Publishers
Based in the UK, I.B. Tauris Publishers is a specialist in Middle East Studies and International Relations publishing. They publish 300 new books internationally every year and have approximately 3,000 books available in either hardcover, paperback or digital editions.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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$6
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EV / rev
1.3x
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closed 7/14/2017 via Company Press Release

GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH, acquired Silberburg-Verlag GmbH

synopsis: On 14 July 2017, GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH, acquired Silberburg-Verlag GmbH. In addition to the monthly magazine "Beautiful Swabia" and the folk calendar "Lahrer Hinkender Bote", whose tradition dates back to 1800, there are 60 to 70 popular books and about 30 e-books & other media for Baden-Württemberg, Germany that Silverburg publishes.
buyer: GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH
GeraNova Bruckmann publishes books, magazines, calendars, DVDs, online portals, e-books and apps on a wide range of topics including tourism, sports, nature, history, activities guide, illustrated books on topics from European regions, automotive, motorcycle, train, aviation and military history. "
target: Silberburg-Verlag GmbH
Silberburg-Verlag GmbHb publishes magazines, a calendar, books, e-books, and other media focusing on excursion and leisure guides, country-specific books, illustrated books, culinary, biographies, gift books, dialect volumes, country-based novels and regional rhymes.
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announced 11/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Simon & Schuster, Inc., will acquire Adams Media

synopsis: Simon & Schuster will acquire Adams Media, a nonfiction-focused publisher based in Avon, Mass., from F+W Media. Adams Media publishes books on a broad range of non-fiction topics including business, careers, cooking, exam prep, health, history, hobbies, home improvement and much more.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Simon & Schuster, Inc. is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, providing consumers worldwide with a diverse range of quality books and multimedia products across a wide variety of genres and formats. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: Adams Media
Adams Media Corporation is one of the leading independent book publishers based in the United States, publishing approximately 200 new titles per year. Adams Media publishes books in a broad variety of non-fiction categories including careers, business, personal finance, self-help, and technology.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Editorial Alma, acquired GROH

synopsis: Editorial Alma has announced the completion of the acquisition of GROH. GROH primarily publishes and markets nonfiction gift books in the Spanish market.
buyer: Editorial Alma
Editorial Alma is a publisher of original books trying to differentiate the existing market of nonfiction. "
target: GROH
GROH primarily publishes and markets nonfiction gift books in the Spanish market.
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announced 2/25/2015 via Company Description

Quarto Group, will acquire Ivy Press Limited

synopsis: The Quarto Group announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement for the acquisition of Ivy Press Limited. Since its foundation in 1996, Ivy has gained worldwide renown for its original titles and high-quality editorial, design and production values. Their 30-Second Series has sold over 2.5 million copies and is printed in 23 languages.
buyer: Quarto Group (LSE:QRT:$182.17)
Quarto Group is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group. It operates through four distinct but complementary businesses - Quarto International Co-Editions Group; Quarto Publishing Group USA; Quarto Publishing Group UK and Books & Gifts Direct, Australia & New Zealand. "
target: Ivy Press Limited
Ivy is a leading publisher and packager of creative, highly illustrated non-fiction books. Since its foundation in 1996, Ivy has worked with the world’s leading publishers to print over 20 million books and sell rights in 26 different languages.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2.00 [$2.31]
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closed 12/22/2014 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Osprey Publishing, Ltd.

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing has announced their acquisition of Osprey Publishing. Osprey has three main lists covering military history, natural history, and heritage publishing. The business is based in Oxford and publishes more than 200 titles per year.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$206.85)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Osprey Publishing, Ltd.
Osprey Publishing is the world’s best known military history brand, publishing in trademark series, in both print and ebook formats, covering history from ancient times to the modern day.
price ($mm)
$7.20
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$12
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$1
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0.6x
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14.4x
announced 11/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Hachette Book Group, will acquire Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc.

synopsis: Hachette Book Group has established an agreement to acquire Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers inc. They specialize in publishing illustrated books and creative non-fiction titles. Their bestsellers include The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker, Skyscrapers, Take Me Out to the Ballpark, The Complete Front Pages of the New York Times, and more.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group is a leading US trade publisher. They also also provide a wide range of custom distribution, fulfillment and sales services to third party publishers. "
target: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc.
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc. specializes in publishing illustrated books and creative non-fiction titles. They publish 20 to 30 books per year, in the categories of art, history, science, humor, cooking, crafts, music, and theatre, as well as a selection of books for young readers.”
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announced 3/25/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Hodder & Stoughton General Publishing, will acquire Quercus

synopsis: Hodder, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hachette UK has made an offer to acquire Quercus. Quercus specializes in commercial fiction, non-fiction and children’s publishing in digital and print formats and incorporates the prestigious MacLehose Press, Jo Fletcher Books and Heron Books imprints.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hodder & Stoughton General Publishing
Hodder & Stoughton is a major publisher. They publish a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles and are renowned for passion, quality and delivering bestselling commercial books in many different formats. "
target: Quercus
Quercus specializes in commercial fiction, non-fiction and children’s publishing in digital and print formats and incorporates the prestigious MacLehose Press, Jo Fletcher Books and Heron Books imprints.
price ($mm)[EV]
$20 [$20]
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$33
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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0.6x
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8.2x
closed 4/4/2013 via BusinessWire

HarperCollins Canada Ltd, purchased Non-Fiction Backlist Titles from John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.

synopsis: HarperCollins Canada announced that it has acquired a select number of Wiley Canada’s non-fiction backlist titles. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Canada Ltd
HarperCollinsCanada imprints include HarperCollins Publishers, Harper Perennial, Collins, HarperTrophyCanada HarperWeekend & Patrick Crean Editions. These imprints publish writers from Canada & around the world. HarperCollinsCanada publishes fiction, non-fiction, reference & childrens' books. "
seller parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
seller: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.
The titles being purchased from global publisher Wiley Canada are such Canadian classics as the bestselling Mother of All series by Ann Douglas, Ken Dryden’s The Game, and one of Sports Illustrated’s best sports books, Hockey Dad, by Bob McKenzie, and several cookbooks by Anne Lindsay.
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announced 12/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dods (Group) PLC, will acquire Biteback Media

synopsis: Dods Group has agreed to purchase Biteback Media. The B2B political information and communication firm will pay £795,000 in cash for Biteback, which publishes monthly magazine Total Politics. Total Politics is a British political magazine described as a "a lifestyle magazine for the political community".
buyer: Dods (Group) PLC (GB:DODS.GB:$26.72)
Dods (Group) PLC is a political information, publishing, events and communications business operating. Dods specializes in services designed for organizations wishing to understand and engage with Parliament, the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the public affairs community. "
target parent: Michael Ashcroft
target: Biteback Media
Biteback Media is Britain’s leading publisher of political and current affairs titles. It also publishes espionage, general non fiction, sport and some classic political fiction. Biteback Media publishes monthly magazine Total Politics.
price ($mm)
$1.28
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
1.7x
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closed 7/7/2010 via Company Press Release

Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc., acquired Imagine Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc. announced the acquisition of Imagine Publishing of New York, a publisher of unique and eclectic books for children and adults. Charlesbridge has begun shipping Imagine Publishing titles immediately from their Massachusetts warehouse.
buyer: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc. publishes books for children. The company focuses on fiction and nonfiction books, including story books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels for children up to fourteen years of age. It serves customers through book sellers in the United States, as well as online. "
target: Imagine Publishing, Inc.
Imagine Publishing is a publisher founded in 2009 by Charles and Jeremy Nurnberg to do children and adult titles.
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closed 3/2/2009 via New York Times

Random House, Inc., acquired Ten Speed Press

synopsis: Random House, the world’s largest publisher of consumer books, has acquired Ten Speed Press, a Berkeley, Calif., independent publisher of business; cooking; and mind, body and spirit titles. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Random House, Inc.
Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, provides the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world. "
target: Ten Speed Press
Ten Speed Press is a nonfiction book publisher that has been based in Berkeley, California, for more than 35 years. Ten Speed’s books are sold worldwide through its international distribution partners and its Canadian sales office in Toronto.
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announced 1/11/2007 via AP - Associated Press

Avalon Publishing Group will be merged with Perseus Books,

synopsis: The Perseus Books Group and the Avalon Publishing Group, two independent companies with an eclectic blend of imprints and authors, announced that they have signed a letter of intent for Avalon to merge into the Perseus group.
buyer: Perseus Books
The Perseus Books Group was founded with the belief that insightful books of quality are both necessary and desirable. That an innovative model is possible, where the power of the group supports editorial freedom, creative energy, and quality publishing. "
target: Avalon Publishing Group
Avalon Publishing Group, established in 1994, is one of the leading independent publishers in the United States. Avalon imprints include Avalon Travel Publishing, Carroll & Graf Publishers, Marlowe & Company, Nation Books, Seal Press, Shoemaker & Hoard, and Thunder’s Mouth Press.
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closed 12/14/2005 via BusinessWire

Quebecor Media, Inc., acquired Sogides Ltee.

synopsis: Quebecor Media Inc. is pleased to announce that it has closed its acquisition of Sogides ltee, the largest publishing and distribution group in Quebec. The company includes Editions de l'Homme, Le Jour, Utilis, Les Presses Libres and Groupe Ville-Marie Litterature, as well as a distribution subsidiary, Les Messageries A.D.P.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: Quebecor Media, Inc.
Quebecor Media, a subsidiary of Quebecor Inc., is, through its subsidiary Videotron Ltee, is the largest cable operator in Quebec, a major Internet Service Provider and a provider of telephone services. It is also present in the business telecommunications sector. "
target: Sogides Ltee.
Sogides has a catalogue that includes 3,900 titles and launches many new titles and reprints every year. The company's specialities include do-it-yourself books, coffee table books, colour guides, cookbooks, popular psychology books, biographies, novels, poetry, essays, drama, agendas and calendars.
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closed 10/20/2005 via BNC Analysis

The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd., acquired Hambledon and London Limited

synopsis: Hambledon & London Ltd sold to The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
buyer: The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
The Continuum International Publishing Group is an academic, religious and trade publisher, producing over 500 books a year, written by authors who are acknowledged experts in their chosen fields. "
target: Hambledon and London Limited
Hambledon and London Limited operates as an independent history publisher in the United Kingdom. It publishes books on prehistory, renaissance, early medieval, medieval, late medieval, early modern, modern, legal, science, architecture, religion, literature and art, and biography.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iron Stream Media, acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC

synopsis: Iron Stream Media, a Christian publisher, has acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books), a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
buyer: Iron Stream Media
Iron Stream Media is a Christian publisher. The company provides a variety of solutions for churches, missionaries, and nonprofits that include Bible study curriculum, Christian book publishing, and more. Their brands include New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, and New Hope Kidz."
target: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books) is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
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closed 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Rowman & Littlefield, acquired Prometheus Books

synopsis: Rowman & Littlefield, a leading independent publisher, has acquired Prometheus Books, a publishing company that provides readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Prometheus books publishes intelligent nonfiction books in several core categories, including popular science, philosophy, history, and more.
buyer: Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher. They focus on academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences, government and official data, and educational publishing. In addition to print publishing they also specialize in creating e-book editions. "
target: Prometheus Books
Prometheus Books is a publishing company that provides readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Prometheus books publishes intelligent nonfiction books in several core categories, including popular science, critical thinking, philosophy, history, and more.
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announced 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Penguin Random House, will purchase Book Publishing Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House is acquiring the book publishing assets of F+W Media, which include the Writer’s Digest catalog. The book publishing assets of F+W Media include a wide variety of illustrated non-fiction books in art instruction, crafts, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, woodworking, and the outdoors.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is an American multinational conglomerate publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House and Penguin Group. Penguin Random House is the world's largest English language trade publisher, bringing people the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The book publishing assets of F+W Media include a wide variety of illustrated non-fiction books in art instruction, crafts, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, woodworking, and the outdoors. F+W Media is a media and e-commerce company headquartered in New York City.
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
$22
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0.1x
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Octopus Publishing Group, acquired Short Books Limited

synopsis: Octopus Publishing Group has bought Short Books, the latest in a series of successful indies to be snapped up by Hachette. Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books is a publisher of first-class, popular non-fiction.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Octopus Publishing Group
Octopus is a leading publisher of non-fiction books. Octopus has extensive experience of working with high profile authors, trusted partners and associations to produce exciting, market leading books. "
target: Short Books Limited
Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books is a publisher of first-class, popular non-fiction. Short Books focuses predominantly on ‘mind, body, spirit’ books following on from the success of The Fast Diet (2013) by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer.
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announced 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Gill, will acquire The Collins Press Limited

synopsis: Gill (M.H. Gill & Co.), Ireland's biggest publisher of school books and non-fiction books, will acquire The Collins Press, an independent book publisher in Ireland. The Collins Press publishes a wide range of non-fiction books of Irish interest. Their books cover the topics of history, travel, sport, biography, photography, and more.
buyer: Gill
Gill is Ireland's biggest publisher of school books and non-fiction books. Gill publishes non-fiction books about biography, food and drink, history, lifestyle, parenting, nature, sport, and more. Gill offers school books for primary, secondary, further education, and college and university. "
target: The Collins Press Limited
The Collins Press is an independent book publisher in Ireland. The Collins Press publishes a wide range of non-fiction books of Irish interest. Their books cover the topics of history, travel, sport, biography, photography, current affairs, and more.
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closed 5/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired I.B. Tauris Publishers

synopsis: Bloomsbury, a publishing house of fiction and non-fiction, has acquired non-fiction publisher I.B. Tauris Publishers, a specialist in Middle Eastern and political publishing. UK-based I.B. Tauris publishes 300 new books internationally every year and has approximately 3,000 books available in either hardcover, paperback or digital editions.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$206.85)
Bloomsbury Publishing plc is an independent, worldwide publishing house of fiction and non-fiction. Bloomsbury has a tradition of publishing literary fiction from all over the world and a wide range of distinguished non-fiction from memoir, biography and history to politics, science, food and sport."
target: I.B. Tauris Publishers
Based in the UK, I.B. Tauris Publishers is a specialist in Middle East Studies and International Relations publishing. They publish 300 new books internationally every year and have approximately 3,000 books available in either hardcover, paperback or digital editions.
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$8.00
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$6
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1.3x
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closed 7/14/2017 via Company Press Release

GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH, acquired Silberburg-Verlag GmbH

synopsis: On 14 July 2017, GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH, acquired Silberburg-Verlag GmbH. In addition to the monthly magazine "Beautiful Swabia" and the folk calendar "Lahrer Hinkender Bote", whose tradition dates back to 1800, there are 60 to 70 popular books and about 30 e-books & other media for Baden-Württemberg, Germany that Silverburg publishes.
buyer: GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH
GeraNova Bruckmann publishes books, magazines, calendars, DVDs, online portals, e-books and apps on a wide range of topics including tourism, sports, nature, history, activities guide, illustrated books on topics from European regions, automotive, motorcycle, train, aviation and military history. "
target: Silberburg-Verlag GmbH
Silberburg-Verlag GmbHb publishes magazines, a calendar, books, e-books, and other media focusing on excursion and leisure guides, country-specific books, illustrated books, culinary, biographies, gift books, dialect volumes, country-based novels and regional rhymes.
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announced 11/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Simon & Schuster, Inc., will acquire Adams Media

synopsis: Simon & Schuster will acquire Adams Media, a nonfiction-focused publisher based in Avon, Mass., from F+W Media. Adams Media publishes books on a broad range of non-fiction topics including business, careers, cooking, exam prep, health, history, hobbies, home improvement and much more.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Simon & Schuster, Inc. is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, providing consumers worldwide with a diverse range of quality books and multimedia products across a wide variety of genres and formats. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: Adams Media
Adams Media Corporation is one of the leading independent book publishers based in the United States, publishing approximately 200 new titles per year. Adams Media publishes books in a broad variety of non-fiction categories including careers, business, personal finance, self-help, and technology.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Editorial Alma, acquired GROH

synopsis: Editorial Alma has announced the completion of the acquisition of GROH. GROH primarily publishes and markets nonfiction gift books in the Spanish market.
buyer: Editorial Alma
Editorial Alma is a publisher of original books trying to differentiate the existing market of nonfiction. "
target: GROH
GROH primarily publishes and markets nonfiction gift books in the Spanish market.
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announced 2/25/2015 via Company Description

Quarto Group, will acquire Ivy Press Limited

synopsis: The Quarto Group announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement for the acquisition of Ivy Press Limited. Since its foundation in 1996, Ivy has gained worldwide renown for its original titles and high-quality editorial, design and production values. Their 30-Second Series has sold over 2.5 million copies and is printed in 23 languages.
buyer: Quarto Group (LSE:QRT:$182.17)
Quarto Group is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group. It operates through four distinct but complementary businesses - Quarto International Co-Editions Group; Quarto Publishing Group USA; Quarto Publishing Group UK and Books & Gifts Direct, Australia & New Zealand. "
target: Ivy Press Limited
Ivy is a leading publisher and packager of creative, highly illustrated non-fiction books. Since its foundation in 1996, Ivy has worked with the world’s leading publishers to print over 20 million books and sell rights in 26 different languages.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2.00 [$2.31]
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closed 12/22/2014 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Osprey Publishing, Ltd.

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing has announced their acquisition of Osprey Publishing. Osprey has three main lists covering military history, natural history, and heritage publishing. The business is based in Oxford and publishes more than 200 titles per year.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$206.85)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Osprey Publishing, Ltd.
Osprey Publishing is the world’s best known military history brand, publishing in trademark series, in both print and ebook formats, covering history from ancient times to the modern day.
price ($mm)
$7.20
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
14.4x
announced 11/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Hachette Book Group, will acquire Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc.

synopsis: Hachette Book Group has established an agreement to acquire Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers inc. They specialize in publishing illustrated books and creative non-fiction titles. Their bestsellers include The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker, Skyscrapers, Take Me Out to the Ballpark, The Complete Front Pages of the New York Times, and more.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group is a leading US trade publisher. They also also provide a wide range of custom distribution, fulfillment and sales services to third party publishers. "
target: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc.
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc. specializes in publishing illustrated books and creative non-fiction titles. They publish 20 to 30 books per year, in the categories of art, history, science, humor, cooking, crafts, music, and theatre, as well as a selection of books for young readers.”
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announced 3/25/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Hodder & Stoughton General Publishing, will acquire Quercus

synopsis: Hodder, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hachette UK has made an offer to acquire Quercus. Quercus specializes in commercial fiction, non-fiction and children’s publishing in digital and print formats and incorporates the prestigious MacLehose Press, Jo Fletcher Books and Heron Books imprints.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hodder & Stoughton General Publishing
Hodder & Stoughton is a major publisher. They publish a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles and are renowned for passion, quality and delivering bestselling commercial books in many different formats. "
target: Quercus
Quercus specializes in commercial fiction, non-fiction and children’s publishing in digital and print formats and incorporates the prestigious MacLehose Press, Jo Fletcher Books and Heron Books imprints.
price ($mm)[EV]
$20 [$20]
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
closed 4/4/2013 via BusinessWire

HarperCollins Canada Ltd, purchased Non-Fiction Backlist Titles from John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.

synopsis: HarperCollins Canada announced that it has acquired a select number of Wiley Canada’s non-fiction backlist titles. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Canada Ltd
HarperCollinsCanada imprints include HarperCollins Publishers, Harper Perennial, Collins, HarperTrophyCanada HarperWeekend & Patrick Crean Editions. These imprints publish writers from Canada & around the world. HarperCollinsCanada publishes fiction, non-fiction, reference & childrens' books. "
seller parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
seller: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.
The titles being purchased from global publisher Wiley Canada are such Canadian classics as the bestselling Mother of All series by Ann Douglas, Ken Dryden’s The Game, and one of Sports Illustrated’s best sports books, Hockey Dad, by Bob McKenzie, and several cookbooks by Anne Lindsay.
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announced 12/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dods (Group) PLC, will acquire Biteback Media

synopsis: Dods Group has agreed to purchase Biteback Media. The B2B political information and communication firm will pay £795,000 in cash for Biteback, which publishes monthly magazine Total Politics. Total Politics is a British political magazine described as a "a lifestyle magazine for the political community".
buyer: Dods (Group) PLC (GB:DODS.GB:$26.72)
Dods (Group) PLC is a political information, publishing, events and communications business operating. Dods specializes in services designed for organizations wishing to understand and engage with Parliament, the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the public affairs community. "
target parent: Michael Ashcroft
target: Biteback Media
Biteback Media is Britain’s leading publisher of political and current affairs titles. It also publishes espionage, general non fiction, sport and some classic political fiction. Biteback Media publishes monthly magazine Total Politics.
price ($mm)
$1.28
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/7/2010 via Company Press Release

Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc., acquired Imagine Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc. announced the acquisition of Imagine Publishing of New York, a publisher of unique and eclectic books for children and adults. Charlesbridge has begun shipping Imagine Publishing titles immediately from their Massachusetts warehouse.
buyer: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc. publishes books for children. The company focuses on fiction and nonfiction books, including story books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels for children up to fourteen years of age. It serves customers through book sellers in the United States, as well as online. "
target: Imagine Publishing, Inc.
Imagine Publishing is a publisher founded in 2009 by Charles and Jeremy Nurnberg to do children and adult titles.
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closed 3/2/2009 via New York Times

Random House, Inc., acquired Ten Speed Press

synopsis: Random House, the world’s largest publisher of consumer books, has acquired Ten Speed Press, a Berkeley, Calif., independent publisher of business; cooking; and mind, body and spirit titles. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Random House, Inc.
Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, provides the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world. "
target: Ten Speed Press
Ten Speed Press is a nonfiction book publisher that has been based in Berkeley, California, for more than 35 years. Ten Speed’s books are sold worldwide through its international distribution partners and its Canadian sales office in Toronto.
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announced 1/11/2007 via AP - Associated Press

Avalon Publishing Group will be merged with Perseus Books,

synopsis: The Perseus Books Group and the Avalon Publishing Group, two independent companies with an eclectic blend of imprints and authors, announced that they have signed a letter of intent for Avalon to merge into the Perseus group.
buyer: Perseus Books
The Perseus Books Group was founded with the belief that insightful books of quality are both necessary and desirable. That an innovative model is possible, where the power of the group supports editorial freedom, creative energy, and quality publishing. "
target: Avalon Publishing Group
Avalon Publishing Group, established in 1994, is one of the leading independent publishers in the United States. Avalon imprints include Avalon Travel Publishing, Carroll & Graf Publishers, Marlowe & Company, Nation Books, Seal Press, Shoemaker & Hoard, and Thunder’s Mouth Press.
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closed 12/14/2005 via BusinessWire

Quebecor Media, Inc., acquired Sogides Ltee.

synopsis: Quebecor Media Inc. is pleased to announce that it has closed its acquisition of Sogides ltee, the largest publishing and distribution group in Quebec. The company includes Editions de l'Homme, Le Jour, Utilis, Les Presses Libres and Groupe Ville-Marie Litterature, as well as a distribution subsidiary, Les Messageries A.D.P.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: Quebecor Media, Inc.
Quebecor Media, a subsidiary of Quebecor Inc., is, through its subsidiary Videotron Ltee, is the largest cable operator in Quebec, a major Internet Service Provider and a provider of telephone services. It is also present in the business telecommunications sector. "
target: Sogides Ltee.
Sogides has a catalogue that includes 3,900 titles and launches many new titles and reprints every year. The company's specialities include do-it-yourself books, coffee table books, colour guides, cookbooks, popular psychology books, biographies, novels, poetry, essays, drama, agendas and calendars.
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closed 10/20/2005 via BNC Analysis

The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd., acquired Hambledon and London Limited

synopsis: Hambledon & London Ltd sold to The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
buyer: The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
The Continuum International Publishing Group is an academic, religious and trade publisher, producing over 500 books a year, written by authors who are acknowledged experts in their chosen fields. "
target: Hambledon and London Limited
Hambledon and London Limited operates as an independent history publisher in the United Kingdom. It publishes books on prehistory, renaissance, early medieval, medieval, late medieval, early modern, modern, legal, science, architecture, religion, literature and art, and biography.
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Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC

Prometheus Books

F+W Media, Inc.

Short Books Limited

The Collins Press Limited

I.B. Tauris Publishers

Silberburg-Verlag GmbH

Adams Media

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Ivy Press Limited

Osprey Publishing, Ltd.

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc.

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Imagine Publishing, Inc.

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