Like Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC

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 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Vesuvian Media Group, acquired Black Spot Books

synopsis: Vesuvian Media Group, a Los Angeles–based books-to-film multimedia company, has acquired Black Spot Books, a small-press publisher specializing in speculative fiction that has released about 12 titles of speculative fiction with another dozen in the publishing pipeline.
buyer: Vesuvian Media Group
Vesuvian Media Group is a books-to-film multimedia corporation dedicated to creating quality entertainment across literary and visual arts. Through the divisions of Vesuvian Books and Vesuvian Entertainment, VMG provides Hollywood unparalleled access to high quality content and talent. "
target: Black Spot Books
Black Spot Books is a small-press publisher specializing in speculative fiction. They aim to release books monthly and their books include Peril in the Old Country by Sam Hooker and And Then There Were Crows by Alcy Leyva.
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closed 9/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

1517 Media, acquired Lutheran University Press

synopsis: 1517 Media, the publishing arm of the evangelical Lutheran Church of America whose book imprints include Beaming Books, Fortress Press and Augsburg Books, has acquired Lutheran University Press, a religious publisher with 75 biblical, theological, and general interest titles.
buyer: 1517 Media
1517 Media helps Christian communities and individuals encounter a loving God and grow in faith and understanding through publishing. They create resources for Christian worship and faith formation, for academic study and professional development, and for individual edification and spiritual growth."
target: Lutheran University Press
Lutheran University Press is a religious publisher with 75 biblical, theological, and general interest titles. The legacy of Lutheran University Press is important to the Lutheran community and they aim to continuously support the work of their titles through new partnerships.
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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.
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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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closed 3/20/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Rowman & Littlefield, acquired McBooks Press

synopsis: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group has acquired McBooks Press of Ithaca, N.Y. McBooks’ extensive list of publications features genres of historical fiction, particularly naval and military fiction, nonfiction, healthy living and sports.
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: McBooks Press
McBooks Press has been publishing books independently for over 30 years. McBooks’ extensive list of publications features genres of historical fiction, particularly naval and military fiction, nonfiction, healthy living and sports. Most of their titles are also available as e-books.
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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 1/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Histria Books, acquired Addison & Highsmith Publishers

synopsis: Histria Books, a company that publishes general interest books, fiction and literature, and children’s books, as well as scholarly books in broad range of categories, has acquired Addison & Highsmith Publishers, an adult fiction publishing company, dedicated to historical fiction, science fiction, detective novels and other categories of fiction.
buyer: Histria Books
Histria Books publishes general interest books, fiction and literature, and children’s books, as well as scholarly books in broad range of categories. Originally established as an academic publishing house, Histria Books is now an independent publishing house. "
target: Addison & Highsmith Publishers
Addison & Highsmith Publishers is an adult fiction publishing company whose title catalogue include the works of best-selling author, S.P. Grogan. They are dedicated to works of adult fiction, including historical fiction, science fiction, detective novels and other categories of fiction.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Norstedts Förlagsgrupp AB, acquired Printz Publishing AB

synopsis: Norstedts Publishers, Sweden's oldest publishing house, has acquired Printz Publishing, a Swedish publisher. Printz Publishing mainly publishes fiction books that are well-written and smart feel-good novels with a touch of black humor. They also offer lifestyle books, cookbooks, biographies, and books about interior design.
buyer parent: Storytel AB
buyer: Norstedts Förlagsgrupp AB (XSAT:STORY B:$46.02)
Founded in 1823, Norstedts is Sweden's oldest publishing house. The publishing program comprises fiction, non-fiction, academic, reference books and dictionaries. Norstedts comprises the imprints Rabén & Sjögren, B. Wahlströms, Massolit and Norstedts Kartor. "
target: Printz Publishing AB
Founded in 2010, Printz Publishing is a Swedish publisher. The company mainly publishes fiction books that are well-written and smart feel-good novels with a touch of black humor. Printz also offers non-fiction books such as lifestyle books, cookbooks, biographies, and books about interior design.
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announced 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Hachette Book Group, will acquire Worthy Publishing Group

synopsis: Hachette Book Group has announced an agreement to acquire the assets of Worthy Publishing Group. Worthy Publishing Group is an inspirational adult and children’s book publisher specializing in Christian authors and bestselling nonfiction and fiction books.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre (a Lagardère company), the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. "
target: Worthy Publishing Group
Worthy is an inspirational adult and children’s book publisher specializing in Christian authors and bestselling nonfiction and fiction books. Worthy focuses on a boutique list of books across a broad spectrum: inspiration, fiction, Bible study, current events, devotion, leadership, and much 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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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Canongate Books Limited, acquired Severn House Publishers Limited

synopsis: Canongate has acquired Severn House Publishers, a specialist fiction publisher founded in 1974. Severn House is a vibrant independent publishing house that produces a broad range of titles, from Crime & Mystery, Thrillers and Romance, to Sagas, General and Historical fiction.
buyer: Canongate Books Limited
Canongate is an independent publisher. Since 1973 they’ve worked to unearth and amplify the most vital, innovative voices they can find, wherever they come from, and they’ve published all kinds of books – thoughtful, upsetting, gripping, beatific, vulgar, chaste, unrepentant, and life-changing. "
target: Severn House Publishers Limited
Severn House is a vibrant independent publishing house, which produces a broad range of titles, from Crime & Mystery, Thrillers and Romance, to Sagas, General and Historical fiction. Founded as a publisher of hardback fiction, they now produce titles in all formats, including eBooks and large print.
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closed 8/1/2017 via Company Press Release

JP/Politiken Forlag, acquired Hr. Ferdinand

synopsis: As of August 1, 2017, JP/Politiken Forlag acquired the publishing house Hr. Ferdinand and the two subsidiaries Don Max and C&K. They’ve specialized in translated literature with authors such as Dan Brown, Elena Ferrante, Stephen King, Alaa Al-Aswany, and Lena Dunham.
buyer parent: JP/Politikens Hus A/S
buyer: JP/Politiken Forlag
JP/Politikens Forlag was founded in 1946 and one of Denmark's largest publishers with an annual tradition of developing books, both in print and digital, in collaboration with academically acclaimed authors. JP/Politikens Forlag is part of JP/Politikens Hus A/S. "
target: Hr. Ferdinand
Hr. Ferdinand also consists of the subsidiaries C&K and Don Max. All three houses exclusively publish translated fiction with authors such as Dan Brown, Elena Ferrante, Stephen King, Alaa Al-Aswany, and Lena Dunham. Hr. Ferdinand, C&K and Don Max have an attractive portfolio of high quality titles.
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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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closed 3/29/2017 via Company Press Release

Hachette UK, acquired Bookouture

synopsis: Hachette UK, the second largest publisher in the UK, has acquired Bookouture, a fast-growing digital publisher of commercial fiction. With a growing reputation for bestsellers and millions of copies sold each year, they're aiming to set the benchmark for digital publishing.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette UK
Hachette UK is a leading UK trade publishing group. The group is made up of several publishing companies and imprints including Headline Publishing Group, Hodder & Stoughton, John Murray, Quercus Books, Orion Publishing Group, Octopus Publishing Group, Hachette Children's Books, and more. "
target: Bookouture
Bookouture is a fast-growing digital publisher of commercial fiction. With a growing reputation for bestsellers and millions of copies sold each year, they're aiming to set the benchmark for digital publishing.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Bible Society Australia, acquired Acorn Press Ltd

synopsis: Bible Society Australia has announced the acquisition of Acorn Press. A member of the Small Press Network, Acorn Press publishes books that are thought provoking, life changing and written from a Christian perspective.
buyer: Bible Society Australia
The goal of Bible Society Australia is to translate, publish, distribute and engage people with the Bible. Their vision is to see all people engaged with the Bible in a language they can understand, in a format they can use, and at a price they can afford. "
target: Acorn Press Ltd
Since its establishment in 1979, Acorn Press has been publishing books for Australians that are thoughtful, well informed and written from a Christian perspective. Acorn’s aim is to produce books which challenge readers to think about the issues faced in twenty-first century life.
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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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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Canelo, acquired Frisch & Co.

synopsis: Canelo has acquired Berlin-based translated fiction publisher Frisch & Co. Digital publisher Frisch & Co. will become wholly-owned by Canelo as an imprint of the digital publisher. Founded in 2012 by American publisher EJ van Lanen and based in Berlin, the company has published 13 books in translation.
buyer: Canelo
Canelo is a digital publisher, dedicated to finding the most exciting fiction and non-fiction for release as ebooks, apps and on the web. "
target: Frisch & Co.
Frisch & Co. Electronic Books is a Berlin-based ebook company that focuses on publishing contemporary fiction in English-language translation. Frisch & Co. seeks to bring innovative and original writing into English for a worldwide audience.
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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 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 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 9/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

1517 Media, acquired Lutheran University Press

synopsis: 1517 Media, the publishing arm of the evangelical Lutheran Church of America whose book imprints include Beaming Books, Fortress Press and Augsburg Books, has acquired Lutheran University Press, a religious publisher with 75 biblical, theological, and general interest titles.
buyer: 1517 Media
1517 Media helps Christian communities and individuals encounter a loving God and grow in faith and understanding through publishing. They create resources for Christian worship and faith formation, for academic study and professional development, and for individual edification and spiritual growth."
target: Lutheran University Press
Lutheran University Press is a religious publisher with 75 biblical, theological, and general interest titles. The legacy of Lutheran University Press is important to the Lutheran community and they aim to continuously support the work of their titles through new partnerships.
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announced 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Hachette Book Group, will acquire Worthy Publishing Group

synopsis: Hachette Book Group has announced an agreement to acquire the assets of Worthy Publishing Group. Worthy Publishing Group is an inspirational adult and children’s book publisher specializing in Christian authors and bestselling nonfiction and fiction books.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre (a Lagardère company), the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. "
target: Worthy Publishing Group
Worthy is an inspirational adult and children’s book publisher specializing in Christian authors and bestselling nonfiction and fiction books. Worthy focuses on a boutique list of books across a broad spectrum: inspiration, fiction, Bible study, current events, devotion, leadership, and much more.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Bible Society Australia, acquired Acorn Press Ltd

synopsis: Bible Society Australia has announced the acquisition of Acorn Press. A member of the Small Press Network, Acorn Press publishes books that are thought provoking, life changing and written from a Christian perspective.
buyer: Bible Society Australia
The goal of Bible Society Australia is to translate, publish, distribute and engage people with the Bible. Their vision is to see all people engaged with the Bible in a language they can understand, in a format they can use, and at a price they can afford. "
target: Acorn Press Ltd
Since its establishment in 1979, Acorn Press has been publishing books for Australians that are thoughtful, well informed and written from a Christian perspective. Acorn’s aim is to produce books which challenge readers to think about the issues faced in twenty-first century life.
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closed 10/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Luz Mundial, acquired La Biblia Reina Valera

synopsis: Luz Mundial, a collection of websites to help reflect the world the light of Christ, announced its acquisition of a Spanish-only Bible study iPhone app, La Biblia Reina Valera. More than one million people in six continents have used the app and the number continues to grow.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Luz Mundial
Luz Mundial is company with a collection of websites to help reflect the world the light of Christ. They are dedicated to serving their users and ministries associated with the message of the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ as the center of everything they do. "
target: La Biblia Reina Valera
La Biblia Reina Valera is a Spanish-only Bible study iPhone app. More than one million people in 6 continents have used the app – La Biblia Reina Valera (de estudio en Español) – and the number continues to grow.
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closed 10/23/2013 via PR Newswire

TAN Books, acquired Neumann Press

synopsis: TAN Books, a division of Saint Benedict Press, and a Publisher You Can Trust with Your Faith, announced its acquisition of Neumann Press, a Minnesota publisher of classic Catholic titles for children and adults.
buyer parent: Saint Benedict Press
buyer: TAN Books
TAN Books was established in 1967. They've published more than 600 books distinctive for their preservation of the traditional literature of the Roman Catholic Church. They're committed to the preservation and promotion of the spiritual, theological and liturgical traditions of the Catholic Church. "
target: Neumann Press
Neumann Press was founded in 1981 with the goal of reviving long-lost Catholic titles with beautiful bindings and excellent content. They publish many Catholic children's books and new editions of favorite out-of-print Catholic readers, history books, novels and story books.
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announced 12/1/2011 via Company Press Release

InterVarsity Press, will acquire Biblica Books

synopsis: InterVarsity Press has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Biblica Books, the book-publishing arm of Biblica Worldwide. Biblica Books conducts ministry through three core strategies: Translation, Publishing, and Bible Engagement.
buyer: InterVarsity Press
Located in Westmont, Illinois, InterVarsity Press has been publishing excellent Christian books for more than 50 years. Its publishing program is focused on three imprints: IVP Books, IVP Academic, and IVP Connect. "
target parent: Biblica Worldwide
target: Biblica Books
Biblica Books provides God’s Word to people through translation, publishing, and Bible engagement. Biblica’s ministry extends worldwide, with outreach in over 55 countries. Biblica has translated the Bible in more than 100 languages.
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announced 10/31/2011 via BusinessWire

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, will acquire Thomas Nelson, Inc.

synopsis: HarperCollins Publishers has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thomas Nelson, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Thomas Nelson is one of the leading trade publishers in the US. It provides multiple forms of inspirational content including: books, Bibles, e-books, journals, audio, video, curriculum and digital applications.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world’s leading English-language publishers. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children’s books, cookbooks, and mystery, romance, reference, religious, and spiritual books. "
target parent: Kohlberg & Company, LLC
target: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Thomas Nelson, Inc., headquartered in Nashville, TN, is one of the leading trade publishers in the United States. The Company is the world’s leading provider of Bibles, inspirational books and digital content, with product distribution in over 100 countries.
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closed 11/24/2008 via BusinessWire

Saint Benedict Press, acquired Tan Books & Publishers Incorporated

synopsis: A leading publisher of traditional Roman Catholic books has been acquired by Saint Benedict Press. In recent years, TAN has struggled to survive financially and most recently has been operating under the protection of the United States Bankruptcy Court.
buyer: Saint Benedict Press
Saint Benedict Press, LLC is a North Carolina-based publisher of Catholic Classics. "
target: Tan Books & Publishers Incorporated
Established in 1967, TAN Books and Publishers has published more than 600 books distinctive for their preservation of the traditional literature of the Roman Catholic Church.
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announced 1/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

STL USA, will acquire International Bible Society Inc.

synopsis: Following a three month due diligence period, International Bible Society and Send The Light announced today their joint intention to merge organisations. IBS is one of the world’s largest translators and distributors of Scripture, and STL is one of the world’s largest distributors of Christian literature.
buyer: STL USA
Send The Light is recognised as Europe’s leading distributor of English language Christian books, gift, music, software and videos. Working with virtually all of the publishers and originators of Christian product, the STL warehouse stocks a vast range and number of different products. "
target: International Bible Society Inc.
International Bible Society, Inc. translates Bible into various languages. It also provides Bible translations online. The company provides scriptures in hotel rooms, to immigrants, hospital patients, the armed forces, and churches. International Bible Society, Inc. was founded in 1809.
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closed 12/28/2006 via BNC Analysis

Deseret Book Co., acquired Covenant Communications

synopsis: Deseret Book officials announced the acquisition of rival Covenant Communications and its sister company Seagull Book and Tape, an LDS-themed retail book chain of 26 stores. Both Deseret Book, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Seagull Book brand will continue to operate independently.
buyer parent: Deseret Management Corporation
buyer: Deseret Book Co.
Deseret Book is committed to support the mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by providing scriptures, books, music, and other quality products that strengthen individuals, families, and our society. Deseret Book is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation. "
target: Covenant Communications
Covenant Communications is one of the largest publishers of LDS fiction, games, teaching aids, gift books and nonfiction. Seagull Book and Tape is an LDS-oriented discount chain with stores throughout Utah, Idaho, Arizona and California.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2006 via BNC Analysis

Thomas Nelson, Inc., acquired Integrity Publishers Inc.

synopsis: Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc. has signed a deal to buy Integrity Publishers, the book publishing subsidiary of Integrity Media. The deal for undisclosed terms is expected to close Sept. 28.
buyer parent: InterMedia Partners
buyer: Thomas Nelson, Inc. (:$0.00)
Thomas Nelson is the largest publisher of Bibles and inspirational books in the English language. Thomas Nelson publishes, produces, and distributes Christian oriented books. TNM also designs, manufactures, and markets a broad line of gift and stationery products. "
target parent: Integrity Media, Inc.
target: Integrity Publishers Inc.
Nashville-based Integrity publishes best-selling authors Max Lucado, Beth Moore, Zig Ziglar, and Gary Smalley, among others. The company is a subsidiary of Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Media, which publishes and distributes Christian music, video, books and related products.
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closed 8/3/2006 via BNC Analysis

Random House, Inc., acquired Multnomah Publishers

synopsis: Random House, Inc., the largest English-language trade book publisher, announced today that it has purchased one of the nation’s leading evangelical Christian book publishing houses, Multnomah Publishers. The acquisition significantly strengthens the company’s presence in the burgeoning Christian book marketplace.
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: Multnomah Publishers
Multnomah is a Christian publishing house that produces over 70 new releases a year and carries more than 300 timeless classics. We present spiritual themes in diverse formats ranging from current issues and Christian living to adult fiction.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2006 via AP - Associated Press

InterMedia Partners VII LP, acquired Thomas Nelson, Inc.

synopsis: Thomas Nelson Inc., one of the world's largest producers of Christian books, study guides and other materials, said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Monday that it has gone private in a $473 million buyout deal.
buyer: InterMedia Partners VII LP
InterMedia Partners is a private equity investment firm that makes control investments in media companies. Currently investing its seventh fund, InterMedia is focused on media content catering to underserved audiences. "
target: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Thomas Nelson is the largest publisher of Bibles and inspirational books in the English language. Thomas Nelson publishes, produces, and distributes Christian oriented books. TNM also designs, manufactures, and markets a broad line of gift and stationery products.
price ($mm)
$459
rev ($mm)
$247
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
13.2x
closed 10/17/2005 via PR Newswire

Church Publishing, Inc., acquired The Morehouse Group, Inc

synopsis: Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI), the distinguished Episcopal publishing company, has acquired prominent Episcopal imprints - Morehouse Publishing and Living The Good News - from the Continuum International Publishing Group.
buyer: Church Publishing, Inc.
Church Publishing Incorporated produces prayer books, hymnals, and other titles mandated by the General Convention through the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. "
target parent: The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
target: The Morehouse Group, Inc
Morehouse Publishing, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1884. It offers books on spirituality, liturgy and worship, prayer, the Bible, theology, ethics, Christian education, homiletics, parish administration, and contemporary social issues.
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closed 9/19/2003 via BusinessWire

Thomas Nelson, Inc., purchased certain assets of the World Bible Publishers from World Bible Publishers Incorporated

synopsis: Thomas Nelson, Inc. TNM today announced that it purchased certain assets of the World Bible Publishers division of RiversideWorld, Inc. on September 19, 2003. The purchase was made for cash. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: InterMedia Partners
buyer: Thomas Nelson, Inc. (:$0.00)
Thomas Nelson is the largest publisher of Bibles and inspirational books in the English language. Thomas Nelson publishes, produces, and distributes Christian oriented books. TNM also designs, manufactures, and markets a broad line of gift and stationery products. "
seller parent: Jordan Industries, Inc.
seller: World Bible Publishers Incorporated
Books & Bibles targeting the Christian faith...
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closed 5/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Recorded Books Inc., acquired christianaudio

synopsis: Recorded Books Inc., a leading provider of unabridged audiobooks and digital content to the library, school, and retail markets, announced that it is has acquired Christianaudio.com (eChristian Inc.), a publisher of Christian audiobooks that operates under the christianaudio brand.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 23,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. "
target: christianaudio
Christianaudio.com offers a diverse variety of digital audio products for purchase and immediate download. In addition to the products from other Christian publishers, organizations and ministries, they offer over 750 titles published by christianaudio under four imprints.
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

Zondervan Publishing House, acquired The Beginner's Bible

synopsis: The Beginner's Bible®, which has dominated the top 10 bestsellers list in the Christian industry for 20 years, has been acquired from Mission City Press by leading Christian children's publisher Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan. The Beginner's Bible shares the life and fun of Bible stories in an engaging, entertaining and educational way.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Zondervan Publishing House
Zondervan is the world's leading Bible publisher and a leading publisher of Christian books. Zondervan offers bestselling study, devotional, reference, text, audio, software and digital Bibles designed to inspire readers at every age and each stage of life. "
target parent: Mission City Press, Inc.
target: The Beginner's Bible
Designed specifically for children six years and younger, The Beginner's Bible shares the life and fun of Bible stories in an engaging, entertaining and educational way. Its simple retelling of favorite Bible stories and unique style of artwork made it an instant bestseller.
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closed 10/3/2014 via PR Newswire

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, acquired Thomas Nelson Brasil

synopsis: HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced its acquisition of majority ownership of Thomas Nelson Brasil (TNB) from joint venture partner Ediouro Group. TNB was formed in 2006 as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. is a world leading Christian publisher. Comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, the Company has nearly 300 years of combined publishing experience. "
target parent: Ediouro Group
target: Thomas Nelson Brasil
Thomas Nelson Brasil was formed as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro. Brazil has been one of the fastest growing Christian evangelical countries in the world, and Thomas Nelson used its publishing brand and Ediouro's infrastructure to introduce its U.S. authors to Brazil.
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announced 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co. KG, will acquire Böhlau Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Böhlau Verlag is being sold to Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, the family publisher from Göttingen, Germany. Böhlau is one of the big old names in German language humanities publishing that reach back to the 17th century. Böhlau is based in Vienna, Austria and Cologne, Germany.
buyer: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co. KG
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in Göttingen, Germany, has been publishing academic literature since 1735. More than 250 new books are published annually. Traditionally, the publisher’s expertise is in the humanities, especially in academic literature for theology and religion, history and other humanities. "
target: Böhlau Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Böhlau Verlag is a book and magazine publisher based in Vienna, Austria and Cologne, Germany. Böhlau is one of the big old names in German language humanities publishing that reach back to the 17th century.
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