Mergers & Acquisitions

Mango Publishing Acquires Yellow Pear Press
January 2, 2020

Miami indie press Mango Publishing has acquired Yellow Pear Press, which specializes in lifestyle and regional titles, as well as its Bonhomie Press imprint.

Equity Firm Agrees to Buy OverDrive
December 26, 2019

The private equity firm KKR has signed a definitive agreement to acquire OverDrive in a deal announced on Christmas Eve.

Peterson's Publishing Buys B.E.S. Publishing
December 19, 2019

Peterson’s Publishing has acquired the more than 800 titles of Barron's Educational Series Publishing. Ingram-owned Two Rivers Distribution is now handing sales and distribution for the company.

CBS, Viacom Merger Completed
December 5, 2019

The merger of Simon & Schuster parent company CBS with Viacom was completed yesterday afternoon. The new ViacomCBS will have combined sales of about $28 billion.

Vesuvian Media Group Buys Black Spot Books
October 9, 2019 at 1:00 am

Vesuvian Media Group, a books-to-film multimedia company, has acquired Black Spot Books, which has a growing list of adult and young adult titles.

Mango Publishing Acquires Red Wheel/Weiser's Conari Press
October 3, 2019 at 1:00 am

Conari Press, an imprint of Red Wheel/Weiser founded in 1987 that focuses on categories such as spirituality and personal growth, was acquired by the Miami-based Mango Publishing in a deal that closed earlier this month.

1517 Media Acquires Lutheran University Press
September 30, 2019 at 1:00 am

The Christian multimedia company 1517 Media whose imprints include Beaming Books, Fortress Press, and Augsburg Books, has acquired Lutheran University Press,