Like UK and Poland Children's Books Business

announced 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, will purchase UK and Poland Children's Books Business from Egmont Publishing

synopsis: Egmont Publishing announced that it has been agreed to sell the children’s books businesses in the UK and Poland together with Schneiderbuch in Germany, another children's books publisher, to HarperCollins.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. HarperCollins has publishing operations in 17 countries. With more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages. "
seller parent: Egmont Foundation
seller: Egmont Publishing
The acquisition includes the Egmont children’s books businesses in the UK and Poland as well as Schneiderbuch in Germany, another children's books publisher. Egmont Publishing is the UK’s leading specialist children’s publisher for babies to teens.
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Sourcebooks, acquired DuoPress LLC

synopsis: Sourcebooks, a top ten entrepreneurial U.S. publisher and largest woman-owned book publisher in North America, has acquired duopress, a minority-owned independent publisher of innovative, high-quality, and affordable books and gifts. As part of the deal, Sourcebooks acquires more than one hundred duopress titles and products.
buyer: Sourcebooks
Sourcebooks is a thriving entrepreneurial company that brings extraordinary authors to readers in the most dynamic, data-driven ways. They create books that transcend categories and defy odds, and have been honored with hundreds of national bestsellers and awards. "
target parent: Workman Publishing Co.
target: DuoPress LLC
DuoPress is a minority-owned, independent publishing company. They publish children’s books and gift books for all ages, as well as puzzles, flashcards, and games for kids. DuoPress collaborates with publishing professionals in more than five countries and across the United States.
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closed 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Union Square & Co., LLC, acquired Boxer Books Limited

synopsis: Union Square & Co. has acquierd Boxer Books, PLC, an independent London-based children’s publisher dedicated to picture books for children up to age 7. This acquisition includes more than 200 backlist titles and dozens of frontlist projects that will broaden the Union Square & Co. list in the infant and toddler space.
buyer parent: Elliott Management Corp.
buyer: Union Square & Co., LLC
Union Square & Co. is a talent-driven publisher whose mission is to promote excellence in contemporary publishing and to honor the vision of its creators by providing best-in-class production, editorial and design choices. "
target: Boxer Books Limited
Boxer Books is a small, wholly independent London-based children’s publishing business. They specialize in publishing creative picture books and board books for children aged up to 7, from emerging and established worldwide authors and illustrators.
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closed 7/28/2021 via PE Hub

Graphite Capital, acquired Wonderbly

synopsis: Graphite Capital, a leading UK mid-market private equity specialist, has acquired London-based Wonderbly, the world’s leading publishing platform for personalised children’s books. As a digital, direct-to-consumer publisher, Wonderbly sells its books in over 150 countries, and sold more than one million books in 2020.
buyer: Graphite Capital
Graphite is a specialist provider of private equity finance to mid-market companies in the UK. Graphite has backed management teams in more than 100 companies across a wide range of sectors, delivering strong returns for its investors through all stages of the economic cycle. "
target: Wonderbly
Based in the UK, Wonderbly is the world’s leading publishing platform for personalised children’s books. They conceive, design, promote, sell, and make books for customers all over the world. Since its inception, Wonderbly has shipped over 6.5 million books to over 150 countries.
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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:$280.06)
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.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Trustbridge Partners, acquired Walker Books (UK)

synopsis: Forty-year-old independent Walker Books has been acquired by global children's content company Trustbridge Global Media, owned by private equity firm Trustbridge Partners. Walker is the world's leading employee-owned, independent British publisher of children's books.
buyer: Trustbridge Partners
Trustbridge Partners is a leading growth equity investor based in Shanghai. The firm focuses on high-quality growth opportunities in China. Trustbridge manages approximately $8 billion in assets from an investor base that includes university endowments, pension funds and strategic industry partners."
target: Walker Books (UK)
Walker is the world's leading employee-owned, independent British publisher of children's books. Walker Books is renowned for its truly original publishing and outstanding quality. Home to books for all ages, Walker Books publishes many award-winning authors, illustrators and brands.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Boyds Mills & Kane, acquired minedition

synopsis: Boyds Mills & Kane, a publisher of illustrated titles for children ages 3 to 11, has acquired a majority stake in minedition, an international children's book publisher that specializes in picture books. minedition publishes high quality picture books that help children to develop a deeper appreciation for the world and expand their dreams.
buyer parent: Thinkingdom Media Group Ltd.
buyer: Boyds Mills & Kane
Boyds Mills & Kane is a publisher of illustrated titles for children ages 3 to 11. Boyds Mills & Kane offers fictional and nonfictional stories that help children improve their literacy skills. Their books feature clever plots, appealing characters and kid-sized dilemmas that children can relate to."
target: minedition
minedition is an international children's book publisher that specializes in picture books. minedition publishes high quality picture books that help children to develop a deeper appreciation for the world, expand their dreams and learn how to respect the environment, others and themselves.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sourcebooks, acquired Dawn Publications

synopsis: Sourcebooks, the Chicagoland independent publishing company, has acquired Dawn Publications, a Nevada City, Calif., press that is known in the school and library market for publishing picture books about nature and the environment. Dawn Publications was founded in 1979 with the publication of Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Bharat Cornell.
buyer: Sourcebooks
Sourcebooks is an independent publishing house dedicated to sharing their passion for books in a wide variety of genres, including fiction, romance, children’s, young adult, college bound, parenting, memoir, and poetry. "
target: Dawn Publications
Dawn Publications, a Nevada City, Calif., press is known in the school and library market for publishing picture books about nature and the environment. Dawn Publications was founded in 1979 with the publication of Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Bharat Cornell.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Penguin Random House India, acquired Duckbill Books

synopsis: Penguin Random House India, a publisher of fiction and non-fiction books in India, has acquired Duckbill Books, a publishing house in India that publishes children's books. Duckbill offers an eclectic mix of books for readers ranging from six-year-olds to young adults. Their books are primarily contemporary fiction with Indian settings.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House India
Penguin Random House India has been publishing in India for over thirty years, and publishes over three hundred newly acquired titles every year, with an active backlist of over four thousand titles. With a strong fiction and non-fiction list, it publishes across every segment. "
target: Duckbill Books
Duckbill Books is an independent publishing house in India that publishes children's books. Duckbill offers an eclectic mix of books for readers ranging from six-year-olds to young adults. Their books are primarily contemporary fiction with Indian settings.
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announced 11/13/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Penguin Random House, will acquire Eric Carle LLC

synopsis: Penguin Random House, a multinational conglomerate publishing company formed from the merger of Random House and Penguin Group, will acquire Eric Carle LLC, a company that manages the author Eric Carle’s books and has grown to include live children’s theater adaptions, interactive apps, direct-to-retail license and food- and beverage-licensing.
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: Eric Carle LLC
Eric Carle LLC manages the author Eric Carle’s books. The brand has grown to include live children’s theater adaptions, interactive apps, direct-to-retail license and “good for you” food- and beverage-licensing, making it one of the biggest book-based preschool brands in the world.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bookosmia, acquired Mytha

synopsis: Bookosmia, a children's book publisher in India, has acquired Mytha, an Indian mythological stories app for children. Mytha provides more than 40 mythological digital stories that immerse readers in a world of forgotten stories from across the Indian subcontinent.
buyer: Bookosmia
Bookosmia is a children's book publisher in India. Bookosmia curates and publishes stories for children through physical books, e-books and audio formats. Bookosmia offers over 500 stories that written by kids for kids. They also offer colouring books, puzzles and gift boxes. "
target: Mytha
Mytha is an Indian mythological stories app for children. Mytha provides more than 40 mythological digital stories that immerse readers in a world of forgotten stories from across the Indian subcontinent. Their stories feature beautiful artwork that pave the way for new ways of creative thinking.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Jump!, acquired Bearport Publishing

synopsis: Minneapolis-based children’s publisher Jump! has acquired Bearport Publishing. Bearport has a backlist of 1,050 curriculum-aligned books for children in grades PreK-8. Through the deal, Jump! has acquired all Bearport assets, staff, and customer contracts.
buyer: Jump!
Jump! publishes children’s nonfiction with a focus on curriculum-aligned subjects for emergent through early-fluent readers. Their books combine vibrant colors with captivating photography and corresponding text to draw readers into the subject and encourage reading success. "
target: Bearport Publishing
Bearport Publishing develops curriculum-aligned books for children in grades PreK-8. They focus on topics that appeal to young readers and pay close attention to text length, vocabulary, and picture-text match, to make their books less intimidating and more inviting to kids.
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closed 4/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rowman & Littlefield, purchased Publishing Imprints from Finney Company

synopsis: Rowman & Littlefield, an Independent book publisher, has acquired the publishing imprints of Finney Company, a publisher, distributor, and manufacturer of educational materials. The publishing imprints includes nearly 400 nonfiction titles produced by 12 Finney Company imprints, including Astragal Press, Finney Career, Anacus Press, 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. "
seller: Finney Company
The publishing imprints of Finney Company includes nearly 400 nonfiction titles produced by 12 Finney Company imprints, including Astragal Press, Finney Career, Anacus Press, and Windward Publishing. Finney Company is a publisher, distributor, and manufacturer of educational materials.
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closed 4/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Penguin Random House, acquired Little Tiger Group

synopsis: Penguin Random House (PRH) has acquired 30-year-old children's indie Little Tiger Group. Little Tiger CEO and co-founder Monty Bhatia will continue to run the business as a stand-alone company within PRH. Little Tiger, founded in London in 1987, publishes over 200 new books a year and has a 1000-strong backlist.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, is devoted to the goal of nurturing a universal passion for reading, bringing authors and their works in touch with readers across the globe. Penguin Random House is present on 5 continents with about 250 labels and independent brands."
target: Little Tiger Group
Little Tiger, founded by Monty and Kuki Bhatia in London in 1987, publishes over 200 new books a year and has a 1000-strong backlist. It has grown an international presence, selling its books around the world, including via its US operation Tiger Tales. Little Tiger specializes in children's books.
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closed 4/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Little Tiger Group, acquired Liontree Publishing

synopsis: As part of the acquisition of Little Tiger Group, Penguin Random House has also acquired UK-based packager Liontree Publishing. Liontree will be brought under the Little Tiger Group umbrella. With over 30 years experience in children’s publishing, Liontree Publishing has a proven track record in delivering top product to the marketplace.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Little Tiger Group
Little Tiger, founded by Monty and Kuki Bhatia in London in 1987, publishes over 200 new books a year and has a 1000-strong backlist. It has grown an international presence, selling its books around the world, including via its US operation Tiger Tales. Little Tiger specializes in children's books. "
target: Liontree Publishing
With over 30 years experience in children’s publishing, Liontree Publishing has a proven track record in delivering top product to the marketplace. Liontree intends to provide excellent designs, concepts and stories in all their books.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Storytel AB, acquired Ztory

synopsis: Storytel, a Sweden-based digital subscription service for audio books, has acquired Ztory, a Swedish subscription service for digital magazines and newspapers. Ztory provides readers with an ever growing collection of magazines, newspapers, and children's book that they can access from their web browser or mobile device.
buyer: Storytel AB (NGM:STORY B:$334.93)
Storytel AB is a digital subscription service that streams audio books for mobile phones. It offers audio and e-books for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices in Swedish and English under the Storytel brand. The company based in Stockholm, Sweden. "
target: Ztory
Founded in 2013, Ztory is a Swedish subscription service for digital magazines and newspapers. Ztory provides readers with an ever growing collection of magazines, newspapers, and children's book that they can access from their web browser or mobile device.
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closed 1/16/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Little Bee Books, acquired Little Bee Books

synopsis: Little Bee Books' founding execs, Shimul Tolia and Thomas Morgan, have acquired the company from Bonnier, a Swedish publishing conglomerate. Little Bee Books is a children’s book publisher dedicated to making creative and fun books for children ages 0 through 12. Little Bee Books offers early learning concept books, board books, and more.
buyer: Little Bee Books
Little Bee Books is a children’s book publisher dedicated to making high-quality, creative, and fun books for children ages 0 through 12, offering an inspired selection of early learning concept books, board books, novelty books, activity books, picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, and more. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Little Bee Books
Little Bee Books is a children’s book publisher dedicated to making high-quality, creative, and fun books for children ages 0 through 12, offering an inspired selection of early learning concept books, board books, novelty books, activity books, picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, and more.
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closed 11/14/2018 via Publishers Weekly

Trustbridge Partners, acquired Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.

synopsis: Trustbridge Partners, a leading growth equity investor based in Shanghai, has acquired Peachtree Publishers, a trade book publisher that specializes in children's books. Peachtree's books include board books, picture books, and middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction.
buyer: Trustbridge Partners
Trustbridge Partners is a leading growth equity investor based in Shanghai. The firm focuses on high-quality growth opportunities in China. Trustbridge manages approximately $8 billion in assets from an investor base that includes university endowments, pension funds and strategic industry partners."
target: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Founded in 1977, Peachtree Publishers is a trade book publisher that specializes in children's books. Their books include board books, picture books, and middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction. Peachtree creates books that educate, entertain, encourage, and endure.
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closed 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Whitaker House, acquired Smart Kidz Books

synopsis: Whitaker House, a Christian literature publisher, has acquired Smart Kidz Books from Smart Kidz Media Inc. Smart Kidz books includes titles for children from infancy through age eight. Bestsellers include It’s Potty Time, You’re My Little Love Bug, Love from My Heart, and It’s Time to Call 911.
buyer: Whitaker House
Whitaker Corporation is dedicated to sharing the gospel through books and products through Whitaker House, its publishing arm, and Anchor Distributors. As a leading provider of Christian literature, Whitaker's products can be purchased from local Christian book stores as well as online. "
target parent: Smart Kidz Media Inc.
target: Smart Kidz Books
Smart Kidz books includes titles for children from infancy through age eight. Bestsellers include It’s Potty Time, You’re My Little Love Bug, Love from My Heart, and It’s Time to Call 911. Other favorites include inspirational board books that have a song chip embedded into them.
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closed 6/28/2017 via PR Web

Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc., acquired Rourke Educational Media

synopsis: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Group (Carson-Dellosa), a leading children’s publisher focused on creating innovative educational solutions for school and for home, and Rourke Educational Media LLC (Rourke), a publisher of informational texts and children’s books, have announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Rourke by Carson-Dellosa.
buyer parent: Guardian Capital Partners
buyer: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc.
Carson-Dellosa™ Publishing Group is a leading children’s publisher focused on creating innovative educational solutions for school and for home. Over the past 40 years, the company has introduced best-selling, award-winning, and fun products that teachers and parents love and trust. "
target: Rourke Educational Media
Rourke Educational Media has been publishing informational texts and engaging nonfiction and fiction children’s books since 1980. It also offers eBook content, instructional software, and ELL and biliteracy programs.
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announced 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Story House Egmont, will acquire Royal Design Group AB

synopsis: UK-based Story House Egmont will acquire Royal Design Group AB, a Swedish e-commerce company that operates the RoyalDesign and Rum21 brands, from Verdane and equity. The acquisition allows the Egmont group to expand its position in the Nordic e-commerce market.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Story House Egmont
UK-based Story House Egmont is a market-leading publisher with a large range of home and interior magazines in the Nordic countries. Beside a portfolio of e-commerce companies, Story House Egmont also owns a series of agencies in the Nordic countries. "
target parent: Verdane Capital
target: Royal Design Group AB
Royal Design Group is the leading e-commerce actor of the Nordic countries within design, furniture, home, and interior. The company is represented online in 14 different geographical markets under the brands RoyalDesign and Rum21.
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announced 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, will purchase UK and Poland Children's Books Business from Egmont Publishing

synopsis: Egmont Publishing announced that it has been agreed to sell the children’s books businesses in the UK and Poland together with Schneiderbuch in Germany, another children's books publisher, to HarperCollins.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. HarperCollins has publishing operations in 17 countries. With more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages. "
seller parent: Egmont Foundation
seller: Egmont Publishing
The acquisition includes the Egmont children’s books businesses in the UK and Poland as well as Schneiderbuch in Germany, another children's books publisher. Egmont Publishing is the UK’s leading specialist children’s publisher for babies to teens.
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announced 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Amedia AS, will acquire Nettavisen AS

synopsis: Amedia has agreed to buy Egmont's 50% stake in Nettavisen, which will increase Amedia's ownership in Nettavisen to 100%. Founded on November 1, 1996, Nettavisen is Norway's oldest national online-only newspaper. Nettavisen concentrates on news, sports, finance, politics and opinions, with more than 1.1 million daily readers.
buyer parent: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB
buyer: Amedia AS
Amedia is Norway’s largest publisher of local media titles. Their titles have a daily audience of more than two million readers and users. Most of their newspapers have number one positions in their local community. Amedia also have significant printing activities in Norway and Russia. "
target parent: Egmont Foundation
target: Nettavisen AS
Founded on November 1, 1996, Nettavisen is Norway's oldest national online-only newspaper. They provide fresh news and opinions, all year, every day, covering areas such as sports, finance, events, and more.
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announced 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Egmont Publishing, will purchase Side2, Side3 & Blogg.no from Nettavisen AS

synopsis: Egmont Publishing will acquire the online lifestyle magazines Side2 and Side3, as well as the blogging platform blogg.no, from Nettavisen. Side2 is an online lifestyle magazine that targets women, while Side3 is an online lifestyle magazine for men. Blogg.no is the leading blogging platform in Norway.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Egmont Publishing
Egmont Publishing is a leading European producer and publisher of entertainment, magazines, children's books, digital services, content marketing and e-commerce. Egmont Publishing is part of Egmont, a leading Nordic media group, with activities in 30 countries and 6,200 employees. "
seller parent: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB
seller: Nettavisen AS
Side2 is an online lifestyle magazine that targets women and Side3 is an online lifestyle magazine for men. Blogg.no is the leading blogging platform in Norway. Founded on November 1, 1996, Nettavisen is Norway's oldest national online-only newspaper.
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closed 2/25/2015 via BusinessWire

Lerner Publishing Group, acquired Egmont USA

synopsis: Lerner Publishing Group, a publisher of fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults, announced the acquisition of Egmont USA, a publisher of books for elementary, middle grade and teen audiences. Their titles include books by Ilsa J. Bick, Patrick Jennings, Jon and Pamela Voelkel, Lex Thomas, and Morris Award finalist Len Vlahos.
buyer: Lerner Publishing Group
Lerner Publishing Group creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Founded in 1959 and celebrating its 50th anniversary in publishing, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with nine imprints and divisions. "
target parent: Egmont Foundation
target: Egmont USA
Egmont USA publishes books for elementary, middle grade and teen audiences. They have published bestselling and award-winning titles from Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers, Patrick Jennings, "Vordak", Jon and Pamela Voelkel, Ilsa J. Bick, Bree Despain, Myra McEntire, and more.
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closed 10/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Egmont Tidskrifter AB, purchased Boating Magazines from LRF Media AB

synopsis: Egmont Magazines has acquired Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine. Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine are well-established brands with a loyal readership around Sweden. They test new and second-hand sail- and motorboats, check out new motors and accessories, report on boat fairs around the world, write about smart solutions, and more.
buyer: Egmont Tidskrifter AB
Egmont Magazines is a media company with strong brands and dedicated employees. They create content-rich magazine, magazines, websites and events and communicate with readers who have ardent interests in different areas. "
seller parent: Lantbrukarnas Riksforbund
seller: LRF Media AB
Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine are well-established brands with a loyal readership around Sweden. They test new and second-hand sail- and motorboats, check out new motors and accessories, report on boat fairs around the world, write about smart solutions, and more.
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announced 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, will purchase UK and Poland Children's Books Business from Egmont Publishing

synopsis: Egmont Publishing announced that it has been agreed to sell the children’s books businesses in the UK and Poland together with Schneiderbuch in Germany, another children's books publisher, to HarperCollins.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. HarperCollins has publishing operations in 17 countries. With more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages. "
seller parent: Egmont Foundation
seller: Egmont Publishing
The acquisition includes the Egmont children’s books businesses in the UK and Poland as well as Schneiderbuch in Germany, another children's books publisher. Egmont Publishing is the UK’s leading specialist children’s publisher for babies to teens.
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

The Bookseller Media Limited, acquired BookGig

synopsis: BookGig, the publisher-agnostic website dedicated to book events, launched by HarperCollins in October 2016, has been acquired by The Bookseller. BookGig helps readers connect with their favourite authors by listing book related events for as many different authors and genres as possible. 
buyer: The Bookseller Media Limited
The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858; incorporating the even earlier Bent's Literary Advertiser, established in 1802. It is one of the UK’s longest-standing magazines. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: BookGig
BookGig helps readers connect with their favourite authors by listing book related events for as many different authors and genres as possible. Since launch, BookGig has featured thousands of events across the UK including talks, signings, readings and other book-related activities.
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closed 3/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, acquired AMACOM Books

synopsis: HarperCollins Publishers has acquired AMACOM Books from the American Management Association International. HarperCollins takes over all front list and backlist publication, sales, distribution, and licensing of the more than 600 books in AMACOM's catalog. AMACOM Books primarily focuses on personal and professional growth and business leadership.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With 200 years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages. "
target parent: American Management Association
target: AMACOM Books
AMACOM Books help readers lead a more satisfying and successful life through books that drive professional and personal growth. AMACOM specializes in business books, but they also publish titles in health, fitness, parenting, and popular psychology.
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closed 10/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, acquired The Midlist

synopsis: HarperCollins Publishers announced its acquisition of The Midlist, a daily email newsletter featuring ebooks deals, from Libboo, the industry leader in audience development through sharing content.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages. "
target parent: Libboo
target: The Midlist
The Midlist is a daily email newsletter featuring ebooks deals.
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closed 8/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, acquired Harlequin Enterprises Limited

synopsis: News Corp, a global, diversified media and information services company, has acquired Harlequin Enterprises, one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women, from Torstar Corporation, a broadly based media and book publishing company. Harlequin will become a division of HarperCollins Publishers, a News Corp subsidiary.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is one of the largest global English-language publishers in the world. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children's books, cookbooks, narrative nonfiction, design, health, and spiritual books. "
target parent: Torstar Corporation
target: Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Harlequin is one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in 34 languages and sold in 114 international markets. The company publishes more than 110 titles monthly and more than 1,200 authors from around the world.
price ($mm)
$415
rev ($mm)
$375
EBITDA ($mm)
$53
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
7.9x
announced 2/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Figment, LLC, will acquire inkpop

synopsis: Figment, a teen writing site launched by two Condé Nast vets, is buying a competitor: HarperCollins’ Inkpop, an online writing community.
buyer: Figment, LLC
Figment is a community where you can share your writing, connect with other people who love to read, and discover new stories and authors. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: inkpop
inkpop is a writing community created by HarperCollins Publishers. inkpop is devoted to give teens (and those who write for teens)a voice in YA publishing.
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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 9/9/2010 via BNC Analysis

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, purchased UK Primary List from Folens Publishers

synopsis: HarperCollins has bought the UK primary list from the Irish education publisher Folens. It follows the acquisition of Letts, Lonsdale, and Leckie & Leckie from Heaveaux and continues the firm's expansion of its UK education interests.
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. "
seller: Folens Publishers
Folens Publishers has been at the forefront of Irish Primary and Post-Primary educational publishing since it was founded in 1958. Since then they have adhered to three core principles Excellence, Value, and Responsiveness to teachers’ needs.
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closed 3/19/2010 via BNC Analysis

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, acquired Letts and Londsdale

synopsis: Huveaux Plc. confirmed that it has completed the sale to Harper Collins Publishers Limited of the entire share capital of Letts Educational Limited and Leckie & Leckie Limited and of the business and assets of Lonsdale or together the "Education Division" for a cash consideration of £10.0 million.
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: Huveaux plc
target: Letts and Londsdale
Letts and Lonsdale publish accessible and manageable revision guides and other revision resources for pupils preparing for tests and exams.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
2.9x
announced 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, will purchase UK and Poland Children's Books Business from Egmont Publishing

synopsis: Egmont Publishing announced that it has been agreed to sell the children’s books businesses in the UK and Poland together with Schneiderbuch in Germany, another children's books publisher, to HarperCollins.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. HarperCollins has publishing operations in 17 countries. With more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages. "
seller parent: Egmont Foundation
seller: Egmont Publishing
The acquisition includes the Egmont children’s books businesses in the UK and Poland as well as Schneiderbuch in Germany, another children's books publisher. Egmont Publishing is the UK’s leading specialist children’s publisher for babies to teens.
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closed 5/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

eBookFairs.com, acquired Pen It! Publications, LLC

synopsis: eBookFairs.com, a platform for authors to create a virtual book fair on any given genre or topic, has acquired Pen It Publications, LLC, a small press publisher offering both Traditional and Assisted Self-Publishing to authors.
buyer: eBookFairs.com
eBookFairs.com is a platform for authors to create a virtual book fair on any given genre or topic. Other authors then submit their books to the book fair for approval and eventual release to the public. At that point the public fairgoers can also register to win prizes including books. "
target: Pen It! Publications, LLC
Pen It! Publications, LLC is a small press publisher offering both Traditional and Assisted Self-Publishing to authors.
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closed 5/25/2022 via BNC Analysis

The University of Georgia Press, acquired NewSouth Books

synopsis: The University of Georgia Press, a respected publisher of global scholarship, creative and literary works, and general interest books on the American South, announced its acquisition of NewSouth Books, an independent trade publisher widely recognized for its focus on Southern culture and history, particularly civil and human rights.
buyer: The University of Georgia Press
Founded in 1938, the University of Georgia Press supports and enhances the University of Georgia’s place as a major public research institution by publishing outstanding books by scholars and writers throughout the world. The UGA Press is a member of the Association of University Presses. "
target: NewSouth Books
Founded in 2000, NewSouth Books is an independent trade publisher widely recognized for its focus on Southern culture and history, particularly civil and human rights.
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closed 2/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

Hachette Livre SA, acquired Bragelonne

synopsis: Hachette Livre, a French publisher, has acquired Bragelonne, a major player in the publishing of imaginary works in France. They are notably the publisher of the French version of the hit series The Witcher.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Livre SA
Hachette Livre, a subsidiary of the French media giant Lagardère, is a repository of part of France’s cultural heritage. The Group brings together a broad spectrum of prestigious publishers covering the entire consumer and education book markets. "
target: Bragelonne
Bragelonne is a major player in the publishing of imaginary works in France. They are notably the publisher of the French version of the hit series The Witcher.
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announced 10/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

HarperCollins UK, will acquire Pavilion Books Ltd.

synopsis: HarperCollins UK is buying Pavilion Books, a thriving independent London-based publisher specializing in illustrated books for the UK and all international markets. They publish around 150 books a year under their range of established imprints.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins UK
HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. HarperCollins has publishing operations in 17 countries. "
target: Pavilion Books Ltd.
Pavilion Books is a thriving independent London-based publisher specializing in illustrated books for the UK and all international markets. They publish around 150 books a year under their range of established imprints.
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closed 10/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Etan Ilfeld, acquired John Hunt Publishing

synopsis: Etan Ilfeld, a London-based entrepreneur, has acquired John Hunt Publishing (JHP), an independent publisher in the UK. JHP publishes books in a variety of genres, including non fiction, fiction, history, Christianity and more. The company has more than 2,000 titles in print across key imprints such as O Books, Zero Books, Moon Books and Iff Books.
buyer: Etan Ilfeld
Etan Ilfeld is a London-based entrepreneur. Etan Ilfeld owns and manages multiple publishing imprints, including Watkins Publishing, Nourish, Repeater and Angry Robot Books. He also owns the Mind Sports Olympiad, a festival for games of mental skill and mind sports. "
target: John Hunt Publishing
John Hunt Publishing (JHP) is an independent publisher in the UK. JHP publishes books in a variety of genres, including non fiction, fiction, history, Christianity and more. The company has more than 2,000 titles in print across key imprints such as O Books, Zero Books, Moon Books and Iff Books.
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closed 10/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Pen & Sword Books, acquired After the Battle

synopsis: Pen & Sword Books, a military publisher in the UK, has acquired After the Battle, a history magazine and book publisher in the UK. After the Battle publishes quarterly magazines focused on the Second World War. Their magazines and books feature comparison photographs and covers major battles, vehicle and aircraft recovery, war films, and more.
buyer: Pen & Sword Books
Pen & Sword Books is a military publisher in the UK. Pen & Sword Books publishes hardback and softback books on military, aviation, maritime, World War I, World War II, history, and more. They offer over 6,000 titles available in print and as ebook downloads. "
target: After the Battle
After the Battle is a history magazine and book publisher in the UK. After the Battle publishes quarterly magazines focused on the Second World War. Their magazines and books feature comparison photographs and covers major battles, vehicle and aircraft recovery, war films, and more.
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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.
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closed 12/1/2021 via PR Newswire

Dotdash, acquired Meredith Corporation

synopsis: IAC company Dotdash has acquired Meredith Holdings Corp., owner of world-class brands such as PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, FOOD & WINE, Allrecipes, Southern Living, InStyle and REAL SIMPLE. The new Dotdash Meredith combines celebrated and iconic brands with digital DNA to create America's largest digital and print publisher.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help approximately 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online and has won over 80 awards. "
target: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
Meredith Corporation is a multi-platform media and marketing company that provides information and inspiration to women's lives daily through its trusted brands including PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Allrecipes, Southern Living, and REAL SIMPLE.
price ($mm)
$2,700
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Head of Zeus
Head of Zeus (HoZ) is an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, cook books, and more.
price ($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
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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.
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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
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0.0x
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Bragelonne

Pavilion Books Ltd.

John Hunt Publishing

After the Battle

Youboox

Meredith Corporation

Rough Edges Press

Arcadia Books Limited

Workman Publishing Co.

Black & White Publishing

Bloodhound Books Ltd.

Nubico

Head of Zeus

Radish

Lion Hudson Ltd

Everyman Chess

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Ticker: SCHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,679.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.90
EBIT ($mm)
$75.50
Net Income ($mm)
$48.50
Employees
9000
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Ticker: TSX:CJR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. Their portfolio of multimedia offerings covers specialty television and radio with other assets.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,243.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$399.97
EBIT ($mm)
$291.03
Net Income ($mm)
$134.77
Employees
3295
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Ticker: EDUC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation is the sole U.S. distributor of a line of children's books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$180.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.43
EBIT ($mm)
$14.70
Net Income ($mm)
$11.77
Employees
214
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Ticker: TSX:DHX.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$318.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.18
EBIT ($mm)
$18.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
505
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Ticker: ENXTPA:XIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xilam Animation
Xilam Animation
Xilam is one of Europe’s leading animation companies, producing and distributing original children’s and family entertainment content across TV, film and digital media platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.01
EBIT ($mm)
$7.57
Net Income ($mm)
$4.63
Employees
285
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Ticker: DLPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dolphin Entertainment
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. They produce original feature films and digital programming primarily aimed at family and young adult markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$24.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
159
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Ticker: GNUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genius Brands International, Inc
Genius Brands International, Inc
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$7.87
EBITDA ($mm)
($105.91)
EBIT ($mm)
($126.35)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: SKGP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Smart Kids Group, Inc.
Smart Kids Group, Inc.
Smart Kids has created, developed, and produced a cutting edge children's digital education and entertainment company. It develops, distributes and licenses quality children's Edutainment products through a variety of media including television, video, retail, direct marketing, and the Internet.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.65)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: SALM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$261.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.32
EBIT ($mm)
$23.99
Net Income ($mm)
$42.93
Employees
1208
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Ticker: SHSE:601999
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Northern United Publishing & Media (Group) Co., Ltd.
Northern United Publishing & Media (Group) Co., Ltd. publishes books, distributes magazines, and prints commercial receipts. The Company produces kid books such as coloring books and reading books, bibliographic, and teen age books.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$228.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.17
EBIT ($mm)
$1.67
Net Income ($mm)
$15.50
Employees
1447
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Ticker: LSE:QRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quarto Group
Quarto Group
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.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$182.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.40
EBIT ($mm)
$16.48
Net Income ($mm)
$8.87
Employees
438
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Ticker: DB:BST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bastei Luebbe
Bastei Luebbe
Bastei Lübbe AG is a publically traded media company organised around its publishing venture. It publishes books, audio books, ebooks and digital products in both the literary and popular science genres, as well as serialised novels and puzzle magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$77.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.85
EBIT ($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
2021
rev ($mm)
$334.93
EBITDA ($mm)
($19.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($34.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
513
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Ticker: ENIRF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eniro AB
Eniro AB
Eniro is one of the largest search companies in the Nordic region and Poland. For more than 100 years Eniro has helped people find local information and companies find customers. The company’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$156.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.13
EBIT ($mm)
($0.22)
Net Income ($mm)
$16.57
Employees
1378
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Ticker: SCHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,679.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.90
EBIT ($mm)
$75.50
Net Income ($mm)
$48.50
Employees
9000
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Ticker: TSX:CJR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. Their portfolio of multimedia offerings covers specialty television and radio with other assets.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,243.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$399.97
EBIT ($mm)
$291.03
Net Income ($mm)
$134.77
Employees
3295
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Ticker: EDUC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation is the sole U.S. distributor of a line of children's books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$180.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.43
EBIT ($mm)
$14.70
Net Income ($mm)
$11.77
Employees
214
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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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