Mergers & Acquisitions

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,

Chicago Review Press Acquires Amberjack Publishing
September 16, 2019 at 1:00 am

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 at 1:00 am

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 at 1:00 am

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.