Mergers & Acquisitions

CBS, Viacom Will Merge
August 13, 2019

Simon & Schuster parent company CBS will merge with Viacom in a deal expected to be completed by the end of 2019. The combined company will have $28 billion in revenue and S&S will be overseen by current Viacom CEO Bob Bakish.

Trade Association SGIA Acquires NAPCO Media
August 8, 2019 at 9:56 am

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), a non-profit trade group for digital and screen printing professionals, announced today that it has acquired NAPCO Media, the parent company of Book Business and publisher of multiple brands serving the printing, promotional products, retail, non-profit, media, and marketing industries.

Elliott Completes Purchase of B&N
August 7, 2019

Elliott Advisors has completed its $683 million purchase of Barnes & Noble. As a result of the deal, Waterstones CEO James Daunt takes over as B&N CEO as well. Elliott now owns both Waterstones and B&N.

Quad, LSC Call Off Merger
July 23, 2019

Quad and LSC Communications announced this morning that they have mutually agreed to call off the planned purchase of LSC by Quad following a DoJ lawsuit.

Penguin Publishing to House Former F+W Titles
July 22, 2019

After placing the winning bid in the auction for the book assets of bankrupt F+W Media, Penguin Random House has completed the purchase of 2,000 titles and that announced the works will become part of the Penguin Publishing Group.

Rowman & Littlefield Buys Prometheus Books
June 19, 2019

The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group has acquired the publishing assets of Prometheus Books, which was founded in 1969 and has a backlist of 1,700 active titles.

TaleFlick Opens Adaptation Marketplace
June 12, 2019

TaleFlick, a company that fosters relationships between Hollywood and the publishing world, has just launched “The Marketplace,” an online platform where producers, publishers, agents, and writers can connect.