Mergers & Acquisitions

Private Equity Firm to Buy McGraw-Hill for $4.5 Billion
June 16, 2021

Eight years after it bought McGraw-Hill Education for $2.4 billion, Apollo Global Management has reached an agreement to sell the company to another private equity firm, Platinum Equity, for $4.5 billion.

Readerlink Acquires Activity Publisher Dreamtivity
May 21, 2021

Readerlink has acquired the brand and assets of Dreamtivity from Retail Centric Marketing. A publisher of coloring and activity books plus arts and crafts products, Dreamtivity will become an imprint of Readerlink's Printers Row publishing division.

Clarivate to Buy ProQuest for $5.3 Billion
May 17, 2021

In a huge deal in the library and information publishing world, London-based Clarivate has agreed to acquire ProQuest, an acquisition expected to be completed later this year.

Barnes & Noble's Owner Buys Paper Source
May 12, 2021

Elliott Management, which acquired Barnes & Noble in September 2019, has reached an agreement to buy the stationery retailer Paper Source. B&N CEO James Daunt will add oversight of Paper Source to his responsibilities.

RBmedia Buys M-H Professional Audiobook Business
May 11, 2021

RBmedia has acquired the audiobook publishing business of McGraw-Hill Professional in a deal that adds about 400 business books to the audio publisher's list, chief content officer Troy Juliar said.

Investment Firm in Deal with RosettaBooks
May 4, 2021

MEP Capital has made an investment in RosettaBooks in a deal that gives MEP ownership of Rosetta's e-book catalog while leaving the operation of Rosetta unchanged.

Gendell Files Counterclaim Against McGuigan in Foundry Dispute
April 7, 2021

The drama surrounding Foundry Literary + Media does not look to be ending anytime soon. The acrimonious split of the firm's former co-founders, which saw one principal file suit against the other in January, has now resulted in a legal response.