Guinness World Records Acquired by Jim Pattison Entertainment
Jim Pattison Entertainment Ltd., a subsidiary of The Jim Pattison Group, announced today that is has acquired Guinness World Records from HIT Entertainment. Details of the sale will not be made public.
Guinness World Records first published its annual book of record-breaking achievements in 1955. Today, the book is published in more than 100 countries and 37 languages. According to Guinness World Records, it is a record breaker in its own right as “the world’s best-ever-selling copyright book.”
Ripley Entertainment Inc., a holding company of The Jim Pattison Group, has held the global rights for more than a decade to develop and operate Guinness World Records museums and attractions around the globe. Ripley Entertainment includes a publishing division that oversees projects such as the “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” books.
“Guinness World Records is an iconic brand, and we are delighted to have been given the opportunity by HIT Entertainment to add this global leader in world records to our group,” says Jim Pattison Jr., president of Ripley Entertainment. “No other enterprise collects, confirms, accredits and presents world-record data with the same investment in comprehensiveness and authenticity. The coming together of Guinness World Records and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! creates an historic combination of the world-leading authorities on records and record-breaking, and all that is unbelievable.”