Like Zed Books Limited

closed 3/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Zed Books Limited

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Zed Books Limited, the London-based academic and non-fiction publisher. Zed will operate within Bloomsbury's Academic & Professional division, strengthening its offerings in African Studies and Development Studies.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Zed Books Limited
UK-based Zed is the world's largest publishing collective that operates in two divisions, Zed Books and Zed Scholar. Zed Books publishes socially and politically meaningful books for general readers. Zed Scholar is an award-winning, academic publisher of critical social science research.
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$2.28
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$1
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2.2x
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closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Welbeck Publishing Group, acquired Eddison Books Ltd

synopsis: Welbeck Publishing Group has bought the assets of wellness publisher Eddison Books. Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
buyer: Welbeck Publishing Group
Welbeck Publishing Group is a UK-based publishing group. Welbeck Publishing Group is focused on illustrated non-fiction and children’s books for the co-edition market as well as commercial fiction and non-fiction. "
target: Eddison Books Ltd
Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
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closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Intellect Ltd, acquired HammerOn Press

synopsis: Intellect, a UK-based academic publisher for scholars and practitioners teaching and researching in the arts, media and creative industries, has acquired HammerOn Press, an independent publisher in the UK. HammerOn Press publishes nonfiction focusing on feminist, anti-racist, trans, queer and anti-fascist subjects.
buyer: Intellect Ltd
Intellect is a UK-based academic publisher for scholars and practitioners teaching and researching in the arts, media and creative industries. Intellect publishes over 100 journals and over 50 academic books a year. Intellect seeks to offer an unbiased platform for quality critical debate. "
target: HammerOn Press
HammerOn Press is an independent publisher in the UK. HammerOn Press publishes nonfiction focusing on feminist, anti-racist, trans, queer and anti-fascist subjects. Their titles explore topics such as popular culture, community heritage, youth work, para-academia and the history of social movements.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jonathan Ball Publishers (Pty) Ltd., acquired Icon Books

synopsis: Jonathan Ball Publishers, a leading publisher and distributor of English general books in South Africa, has acquired Icon Books, an independent publisher in the UK. Icon Books is a non-fiction publisher is a member of the Independent Alliance, and features titles across popular science, history, psychology, and current affairs.
buyer parent: Naspers Ltd.
buyer: Jonathan Ball Publishers (Pty) Ltd.
Jonathan Ball Publishers is a leading publisher and distributor of English general books in South Africa. The company specializes in South African history, politics, and current affairs and acts as agents for British and American publishers marketing and distributing on their behalf. "
target: Icon Books
Icon Books is an independent publisher in the UK that specialises in intelligent, quality non-fiction for a general audience. Their Introducing Graphic Guide series thrives alongside a list of books in science, history, politics, sport, language, humour, and more.
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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)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing plc is an independent, worldwide publishing house of fiction and non-fiction. Bloomsbury has a tradition of publishing literary fiction from all over the world and a wide range of distinguished non-fiction from memoir, biography and history to politics, science, food and sport."
target: I.B. Tauris Publishers
Based in the UK, I.B. Tauris Publishers is a specialist in Middle East Studies and International Relations publishing. They publish 300 new books internationally every year and have approximately 3,000 books available in either hardcover, paperback or digital editions.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
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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closed 7/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Routledge Inc., acquired Baywood Publishing

synopsis: Baywood Publishing is now a part of Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis. Since 1964, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., has been committed to publishing scholarly and professional journals and books in the social sciences and humanities.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Routledge Inc.
Routledge is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the humanities and social sciences. Founded in 1836, they have published many of greatest thinkers and scholars of the last hundred years. "
target: Baywood Publishing
Since 1964, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., has been committed to publishing scholarly and professional journals and books in the social sciences and humanities. Areas of interest include health policy, community health, gerontology, death and bereavement, computers in education and more.
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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:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Osprey Publishing, Ltd.
Osprey Publishing is the world’s best known military history brand, publishing in trademark series, in both print and ebook formats, covering history from ancient times to the modern day.
price ($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
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closed 3/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Zed Books Limited

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Zed Books Limited, the London-based academic and non-fiction publisher. Zed will operate within Bloomsbury's Academic & Professional division, strengthening its offerings in African Studies and Development Studies.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Zed Books Limited
UK-based Zed is the world's largest publishing collective that operates in two divisions, Zed Books and Zed Scholar. Zed Books publishes socially and politically meaningful books for general readers. Zed Scholar is an award-winning, academic publisher of critical social science research.
price ($mm)
$2.28
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
2.2x
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Head of Zeus

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Head of Zeus Limited (HoZ), an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, and more.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Head of Zeus
Head of Zeus (HoZ) is an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, cook books, and more.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$12
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1.0x
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closed 3/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Zed Books Limited

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Zed Books Limited, the London-based academic and non-fiction publisher. Zed will operate within Bloomsbury's Academic & Professional division, strengthening its offerings in African Studies and Development Studies.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Zed Books Limited
UK-based Zed is the world's largest publishing collective that operates in two divisions, Zed Books and Zed Scholar. Zed Books publishes socially and politically meaningful books for general readers. Zed Scholar is an award-winning, academic publisher of critical social science research.
price ($mm)
$2.28
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$1
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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:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing plc is an independent, worldwide publishing house of fiction and non-fiction. Bloomsbury has a tradition of publishing literary fiction from all over the world and a wide range of distinguished non-fiction from memoir, biography and history to politics, science, food and sport."
target: I.B. Tauris Publishers
Based in the UK, I.B. Tauris Publishers is a specialist in Middle East Studies and International Relations publishing. They publish 300 new books internationally every year and have approximately 3,000 books available in either hardcover, paperback or digital editions.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
$6
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1.3x
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announced 12/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, will purchase Family Law Assets from Jordan Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc announced that it has signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire certain Jordan family law publishing assets ofJordan Publishing Ltd. Bloomsbury is acquiring the publishing rights to six highly regarded family law titles, which are sold in a practical loose-leaf format and are available in an online digital format.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is an independent publisher with offices in London, New York, New Delhi and Sydney. Bloomsbury has built a reputation for publishing works of excellence and originality. Bloomsbury has a valuable portfolio of content and rights based intellectual property assets. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: Jordan Publishing Ltd.
Jordan Publishing Ltd is the largest independent legal publisher in the UK. Family Law, a specialist imprint of Jordan Publishing, provides the prime source of practical legal information and guidance for all family practitioners and related professionals.
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$2.09
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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:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Osprey Publishing, Ltd.
Osprey Publishing is the world’s best known military history brand, publishing in trademark series, in both print and ebook formats, covering history from ancient times to the modern day.
price ($mm)
$7.20
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
14.4x
closed 9/4/2013 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Hart Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc announces that it has completed the acquisition of the issued share capital of Hart Publishing Ltd, the Oxford-based legal publisher, from the management shareholders. The initial consideration of £6.5 million was paid in cash on completion from Bloomsbury's own cash reserves.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Hart Publishing Ltd.
Hart Publishing, established in 1996, is the largest independent academic law publisher in the UK. Hart Publishing's mission is to publish the highest quality works of legal scholarship.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$4
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2.8x
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closed 6/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Applied Visual Arts Publishing

synopsis: AVA Publishing, creative publishers for the applied digital arts, has been acquired by Bloomsbury. The division includes Berg Publishers, Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare, Bristol Classical Press, Continuum and Bloomsbury Professional.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Applied Visual Arts Publishing
Applied Visual Arts Publishing, publishes between 20 and 30 books per annum for students and professionals in the applied visual arts. The books are written by leading academic authorities, and have been adopted by many hundreds of universities, colleges and higher education bodies around the world.
price ($mm)
$0.90
rev ($mm)
$3
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1.0x
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closed 4/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Fairchild Books

synopsis: Fairchild Fashion Media, the trade group within Condé Nast, among others, has sold its book division, Fairchild Books, to the U.S. subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Fairchild Books publishes textbooks and other educational resources for students in fashion, merchandising, retailing and interior design.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
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 parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Fairchild Books
Fairchild Books is the world's leading publisher of textbooks and educational resources for students of fashion, merchandising, retail, and interior design. As part of the Fairchild Fashion Group, Fairchild Books has a unique, insider access to all aspects of the fashion and design worlds.
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$6.50
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closed 2/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier AB, acquired Bloomsbury Verlag GmbH

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing, a leading independent publishing house, announced the sale of its German subsidiary Bloomsbury Verlag GmbH to a subsidiary of Bonnier AB and a strategic publishing partnership in Germany with Piper Verlag, a company in the Bonnier AB Group.
buyer: Bonnier AB
Bonnier AB, a multi-channel media company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in publishing, broadcasting, business press, and entertainment businesses. It publishes fiction and children's books, business newspapers, daily news papers, evening and morning papers, and news magazines. "
target parent: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
target: Bloomsbury Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Verlag GmbH is a consumer book publisher. The company is based in Berlin, Germany.
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$5.84
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closed 7/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.

synopsis: U.K.-based Bloomsbury Publishing has acquired the academic and professional publisher Continuum International Publishing Group ("Continuum"). Continuum is a leading independent academic publisher that publishes around 600 books each year, focusing on the Humanities, Education, and Religion.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
The Continuum International Publishing Group is a leading independent academic publisher that publishes around 600 books each year, focusing on the Humanities, Education, and Religion. The company's backlist comprises some 7,000 titles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$32 [$31]
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
31.8x
closed 5/25/2006 via BNC Analysis

A&C Black, acquired Methuen Publishing Ltd

synopsis: An era of publishing history has come to an end with the sale by Methuen of its drama list to Bloomsbury's A&C Black division for pounds 2.35m.
buyer parent: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
buyer: A&C Black
A&C Black Publishers Limited operates as a publishing company. "
target: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Methuen Publishing is an independent publisher of drama books, play and screenplay scripts and other theatre-related titles.
price ($mm)
$4.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/17/2002 via

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, the publisher of the Harry Potter book series, said it bought Peter Collin Publishing Ltd. for 860,000 pounds ($1.33 million) to expand its dictionaries unit in the U.K. and the U.S. Peter Collin Publishing makes English and bilingual
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is a leading independent publisher that offers the children division and adult division. We offers novels and other nonfiction books for leisure reading. "
target:
price ($mm)
$1.33
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Zed Books Limited

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Zed Books Limited, the London-based academic and non-fiction publisher. Zed will operate within Bloomsbury's Academic & Professional division, strengthening its offerings in African Studies and Development Studies.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Zed Books Limited
UK-based Zed is the world's largest publishing collective that operates in two divisions, Zed Books and Zed Scholar. Zed Books publishes socially and politically meaningful books for general readers. Zed Scholar is an award-winning, academic publisher of critical social science research.
price ($mm)
$2.28
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/9/2012 via Publishers Weekly

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Harlan Davidson, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has acquired the higher educational publisher Harlan Davidson, Inc. ("HDI"), which is a family-owned business based in Illinois. HDI publishes mainly history textbooks for use in two and four-year colleges.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target: Harlan Davidson, Inc.
Serving the needs of instructors and students of history in colleges, universities, and high schools throughout North America, Harlan Davidson, Inc., remains an independent publisher of textbooks and supplements. The company publishes mainly history textbooks for use in two and four-year colleges.
price ($mm)
$1.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Nextory AB, acquired Youboox

synopsis: Nextory, one the largest streaming services for books in Europe, has acquired Youboox, a streaming service for books in France. Youboox aims to make reading available to as many people as possible. Their web and mobile platform provides their subscribers with access to over 400,000 titles in all formats, including audio, text and illustrated.
buyer: Nextory AB
Founded by Shadi Bitar and Ninos Malki, Nextory is a digital book service with hundreds of thousands of audio and e-books. Nextory launched in Sweden in 2015 and has since expanded to Finland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Norway. "
target: Youboox
Youboox is a streaming service for books in France. Youboox aims to make reading available to as many people as possible. Their web and mobile platform provides their subscribers with unlimited access to over 400,000 high-quality titles in all formats, including audio, text and illustrated.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/29/2021 via PR Web

Wolfpack Publishing, acquired Rough Edges Press

synopsis: Wolfpack Publishing, an independent publishing company, has acquired Rough Edges Press, a publisher focused on crime, mystery and thriller novels. Rough Edges Press concentrates on the more tough-minded aspects of mystery fiction, from the traditional private detectives and crime, to the more contemporary legal thrillers and international intrigue.
buyer: Wolfpack Publishing
Wolfpack Publishing is an award-winning independent publishing company. Wolfpack Publishing aims to bring both established authors and new authors to the market. The company publishes books in various genres, including action adventure, historical fiction, mystery & thrillers, and western fiction. "
target: Rough Edges Press
Rough Edges Press is an independent publisher focused on crime, mystery and thriller novels. Rough Edges Press concentrates on the more tough-minded aspects of mystery fiction, from the traditional private detectives and crime, to the more contemporary legal thrillers and international intrigue.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Quercus, acquired Arcadia Books Limited

synopsis: Quercus has acquired the independent publishing house Arcadia Books, to be based within the MacLehose Press imprint. Arcadia publishes a wide and diverse range of voices, with an especially strong list of international literature in translation.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Quercus
Founded in 2004, UK-based Quercus has already won the prestigious ‘Publisher of the Year’ award and built a reputation as a hit-maker: daring, ambitious, socially conscious and collaborative.Quercus publishes under eight main imprints, including Quercus Fiction, MacLehose Press, and more. "
target: Arcadia Books Limited
Arcadia Books is an independent publishing house based in London. Arcadia publishes a wide and diverse range of voices, with an especially strong list of international literature in translation. Arcadia was founded 25 years ago by Gary Pulsifer.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/18/2021 via BusinessWire

Hachette Book Group, will acquire Workman Publishing Co.

synopsis: Hachette Book Group, a publishing company owned by Hachette Livre, the largest publishing company in France, is to acquire Workman Publishing, one of the largest and most respected independently owned book publishers in the US.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group is a publishing company owned by Hachette Livre, the largest publishing company in France, and the third largest trade and educational publisher in the world. Hachette Livre is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardère Group. "
target: Workman Publishing Co.
Workman Publishing Co., Inc. is an independently owned family of publishers, including Workman Publishing, Workman Audio, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Algonquin Young Readers, Artisan, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press.
price ($mm)
$240
rev ($mm)
$134
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Bonnier Books UK, acquired Black & White Publishing

synopsis: Bonnier Books UK has acquired Black & White Publishing, one of Scotland’s leading book publishers, as part of its long-term strategy for growth. With a focus on Scottish and Irish interest publishing, Black & White publishes 30-40 books a year across biography, sport, humour, general non-fiction, fiction, YA, and children’s books.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Books UK
Bonnier Books UK is a leading publisher in the UK. Home to 13 adult and children’s imprints, Bonnier Books UK publishes across a wide variety of genres for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference, Bonnier Books UK believes every book matters. "
target: Black & White Publishing
Black & White Publishing is one of Scotland’s leading independent publishers with over 300 books in print. The company publishes an extensive range of titles, including general non-fiction, biography, sport, and humour, as well as selected fiction, young adult, and children's books.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Open Road Integrated Media, Inc., acquired Bloodhound Books Ltd.

synopsis: Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M), a leading marketing technology company, has acquired Bloodhound Books, a leading independent fiction publisher based in the UK. Bloodhound Books specialises in publishing eBooks but also offers print on demand paperbacks for all of their titles. Their books include Mr Nice, Frailty, Carrion, and more.
buyer: Open Road Integrated Media, Inc.
Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M) is a marketing tech company that helps businesses reach consumers and convert them into customers. OR/M invests in a data-informed consumer-first model which provides discovery for 100% of content and books to consumers through its digital technology. "
target: Bloodhound Books Ltd.
Bloodhound Books is a leading independent fiction publisher based in the UK. Bloodhound Books specialises in publishing eBooks but also offers print on demand paperbacks for all of their titles. Their books include Mr Nice, Frailty, Carrion, A Time to Change, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/9/2021 via BNC Analysis

Nextory AB, acquired Nubico

synopsis: Telefonica has just sold their Nubico ebook service to Nextory, a Swedish company. Barcelona-based Nubico was originally developed in 2013 and currently offers an unlimited platform, with a library of 50,000 books and 80 magazines for €8.99 per month. Nextory will continue to offer the standalone service in Spain.
buyer: Nextory AB
Nextory is a digital book service with hundreds of thousands of audio and e-books founded in 2015 by Shadi Bitar and Ninos Malki. Nextory launched in Sweden in 2015 and has since expanded to Finland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Norway. "
target parent: Telefonica S.A.
target: Nubico
Barcelona-based Nubico is a subscription book and magazine app allows users to access a catalog of more than 50,000 books and 80 magazines from €8.99 per month. This service lets users read on any device (eReader, iPhone, iPad or Android) and allows access to a growing digital library.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Head of Zeus

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Head of Zeus Limited (HoZ), an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, and more.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Head of Zeus
Head of Zeus (HoZ) is an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, cook books, and more.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Kakao Entertainment Corp., will acquire Radish

synopsis: Kakao Entertainment will acquire storytelling platform based Radish Media, Inc. (hereafter Radish). Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling, offering the literary equivalent of the addictive TV drama series.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Entertainment Corp.
Kakao Entertainment Corp. is innovating the full spectrum of the entertainment industry value chain. Kakao Entertainment operates Korea's most popular mobile content platforms, providing users access to over 80,000 IPs, including the most extensive library of original content in the country. "
target: Radish
Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling, offering the literary equivalent of the addictive TV drama series. Its wide variety of stories are published and read in bite-sized installments, optimized for the smartphone reader.
price ($mm)
$440
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, will acquire Lion Hudson Ltd

synopsis: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK), the UK’s leading independent Christian publisher, will acquire Lion Hudson from AFD Software, a provider of address management solutions in the UK. Lion Hudson is a British publishing company that publishes books and other media for children and adults to help them grow in their Christian faith.
buyer: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
SPCK Publishing is a recognised market-leader in the areas of Theology and Christian Spirituality, publishing authors such as Tom Wright, Rowan Williams and more. "
target parent: AFD Software
target: Lion Hudson Ltd
Lion Hudson is a British publishing company. Lion Hudson publishes books and other media for children and adults to help them grow in their Christian faith. Their offer bible references, prayer books, Christian biographies, history books, biblical fiction, picture books, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Play Magnus AS, acquired Everyman Chess

synopsis: Play Magnus Group, a Norwegian chess training platform, has acquired Everyman Chess, the world's leading chess book publisher. Everyman Chess publishes chess books for every level of player. Their catalog of over 400 titles includes books by chess grandmasters all over the world, including Garry Kasparov, Yasser Seirawan, and Alexei Shirov.
buyer: Play Magnus AS (OB:PMG-ME:$14.61)
Headquartered in Norway, Play Magnus is a chess training platform. Magnus Trainer’s effective and engaging lessons are perfect for total beginners to intermediate players, but also includes advanced topics for experienced players and lifelong learners. "
target: Everyman Chess
Everyman Chess is the world's leading chess book publisher. Everyman Chess publishes chess books for every level of player. Their catalog of over 400 titles includes books by chess grandmasters all over the world, including Garry Kasparov, Yasser Seirawan, Vladimir Kramnik, and Alexei Shirov.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

Play Magnus AS, acquired New In Chess

synopsis: Play Magnus Group, a Norwegian chess training platform, has acquired New In Chess, the world's leading chess magazine. New In Chess features interviews, chess training and historical articles, and game comments by the world's leading players. The company also publishes chess books about opening theory, chess history, and more.
buyer: Play Magnus AS (OB:PMG-ME:$14.61)
Headquartered in Norway, Play Magnus is a chess training platform. Magnus Trainer’s effective and engaging lessons are perfect for total beginners to intermediate players, but also includes advanced topics for experienced players and lifelong learners. "
target: New In Chess
New In Chess is the world's leading chess magazine. New In Chess features on-the-spot tournament reports, interviews, chess training and historical articles, and game comments by the world's leading players. The company also publishes chess books about opening theory, chess history, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Turner Publishing Company, acquired Prospect Park Books LLC

synopsis: Turner Publishing Company announced its acquisition of Prospect Park Books of Altadena, California. Prospect Park Books is a general trade publisher focusing on fiction, mysteries, cooking/food, humor, and regional/gift titles. The acquisition comprises more than 100 existing titles and approximately 11 titles in the process of being published.
buyer: Turner Publishing Company
Founded in 1985, Turner Publishing Company is an award-winning independent publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee, that currently publishes more than 5,000 titles. It has been named five times to Publishers Weekly's Fastest Growing Publishers List. "
target: Prospect Park Books LLC
Prospect Park Books is a California native, publishing beautiful print and digital books with wit, creativity, and intelligence. They're a general trade publisher focusing on fiction, mysteries, cooking/food, humor, and regional/gift titles.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 1/20/2021 via BusinessWire

Naver Corporation, will acquire Wattpad

synopsis: Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories and leading social storytelling platform, is to be acquired by Naver, South Korea’s internet conglomerate and home of WEBTOON™, a leading global digital comics platform.
buyer: Naver Corporation (KOSE:A035420:$6,533.26)
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame. "
target: Wattpad
Wattpad’s vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Wattpad’s flagship app is a leading social storytelling platform, home to a community of more than 90 million people who spend over 23 billion minutes a month engaged in original stories.
price ($mm)
$600
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Welbeck Publishing Group, acquired Trigger Publishing

synopsis: Welbeck Publishing Group, a leading British publisher, has become the majority owner of UK-based Trigger Publishing, a publisher of mental health and wellbeing books for adults and children. Mental health books on the list will continue to publish under Trigger, which becomes part of a new wellness imprint called Welbeck Balance.
buyer: Welbeck Publishing Group
Welbeck Publishing Group is a leading UK-based publishing group. Welbeck Publishing Group is focused on illustrated reference, sport, entertainment, and children’s books, publishing under six imprints: Carlton, Goodman, Goodman Fiell, André Deutsch, Prion, and Carlton Kids. "
target: Trigger Publishing
Based in the UK, Trigger is an independent publisher devoted to opening up conversations about mental health and wellbeing. Trigger publishes books on a wide range of topics surrounding mental health and wellness, as well as launching Upside Down Books, its collection aimed at children.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 11/25/2020 via BusinessWire

Penguin Random House, will acquire Simon & Schuster, Inc.

synopsis: ViacomCBS Inc. is to sell the publishing business Simon & Schuster to Penguin Random House, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA. Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats.
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. "
target parent: ViacomCBS Inc.
target: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats.
price ($mm)
$2,175
rev ($mm)
$814
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Real World Co., Ltd, acquired Manga Tairiku

synopsis: Real World Co., Ltd. has taken over Manga Tairiku, which is a web media business based in Japan. Manga Tairiku provides an easy-to-understand lead to the official manga app / e-book site. Manga Tairiku has grown into a medium with about 6 million page views per month.
buyer: Real World Co., Ltd (TSE:3691:$6.82)
Based in Japan, Real World Co., Ltd. provides crowd-sourcing services that allows people to work without restrictions on time, place, age, gender, and experience. The company also operates point services and point exchange services to cash or electronic money. "
target: Manga Tairiku
Manga Tairiku business is a web media business based in Japan. Manga Tairiku provides an easy-to-understand lead to the official manga app / e-book site. Manga Tairiku has grown into a medium with about 6 million page views per month.
price ($mm)
$2.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/7/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Agillic, acquired Gyldendal A/S

synopsis: Agillic, a leading Danish omnichannel marketing software company, has acquired Gyldendal A/S, Denmark’s oldest and largest publishing house. With the acquisition, Gyldendal will be executing emails, SMS messages, and activating data through the Agillic platform to reach audiences in the Google, Facebook, and Adform ecosystems.
buyer: Agillic (CPSE:AGILC:$8.39)
Agillic is a Danish software company enabling marketers to maximise the use of data and translate it into relevant and personalised communication establishing strong relations between people and brands. "
target: Gyldendal A/S (:$140.57)
Gyldendal is Denmark's oldest and largest publishing house, consisting of Gyldendal Publishing, Gyldendal Education, and Systime. Founded in 1770, the company has been working to enrich Danish book readers with knowledge, art, culture, and entertaining reading experiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$135
EBITDA ($mm)
$13
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x

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$17.85
EBIT ($mm)
($2.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
330
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Ticker: ITGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc., publishes cassettes, CDs, music videos, and songbooks of a worshipful nature. Integrity's Christian music offerings range from praise and worship music to adult contemporary and children's music. Its song catalog includes ownership of more than 2,400 songs.
year
2002
rev ($mm)
$66.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.20
EBIT ($mm)
$4.20
Net Income ($mm)
$2.20
Employees
0
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Ticker: US:BVII
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Broadview Press Inc.
Broadview Press is an independent academic publisher with no affiliation to any larger publishing house or media conglomerate.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$20.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
($0.22)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
246
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Ticker: ASX:AB1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands is a mobile game publisher and developer. Animoca Brands develops and publishes great mobile games based on globally loved popular brands like Garfield, Ben10, Doraemon, Ultraman and Astro Boy. The company's games have been downloaded over 280 million times.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.73)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Ticker: OM:MASS B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Massolit Media
Massolit Media
Massolit Media AB offers publishing services. The company publishes fiction, biographies, non-fiction and children's books. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: NGM:STORY B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Storytel AB
Storytel AB is the market leader for streamed audiobooks in Sweden. With Storytel users always have their favorite stories close by, a whole library in their phone or tablet wherever they go. It should be this easy to enjoy great tales!
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$254.31
EBITDA ($mm)
($26.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.71)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
400
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,934.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($938.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,098.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,304.00
Employees
28445
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,864.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$311.04
EBIT ($mm)
$214.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6900
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Ticker: HLSE:SAA1V
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sanoma Oyj
Sanoma Oyj
Sanoma is an inspiring, relevant and trusted consumer media and learning company. Ever since its formation in 1889, the company has held creativity and independent thinking at its core in order to deliver high-quality content in new and different ways.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,000.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$249.65
EBIT ($mm)
$113.99
Net Income ($mm)
$12.46
Employees
3953
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