Mergers & Acquisitions

Mango Publishing Acquires Red Wheel/Weiser's Conari Press
October 3, 2019

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.

Chicago Review Press Acquires Amberjack Publishing
September 16, 2019

In a deal that closed September 13, Chicago Review Press acquired Amberjack Publishing. Based in Eagle, Idaho, Amberjack has a backlist of 63 titles, including 'Girl Boner' (2017).

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.