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PRH US merges Crown, Random House divisions

19 October 2018

Penguin Random House (PRH) US has merged two major adult divisions, Crown Publishing Group and Random House Publishing Group, reports Publishers Weekly. Random House president and publisher Gina Centrello will...

EU findings on Penguin Random House merger due in April 

28 February 2013

The European Union will release its initial decision on the proposed merger of Penguin and Random House by 5 April, reports the Bookseller. The EU’s antitrust regulators are currently investigating whether...

Talkback: The Penguin/Random House merger 

13 December 2012

What are the potential implications of a merger between Penguin and Random House for the business models of small, independent publishers? Bookseller+Publisher spoke to three publishers. Henry Rosenbloom, publisher, Scribe ...

Merger talks between Penguin, Random House confirmed

26 October 2012

In the UK, Pearson has confirmed that it is discussing ‘a possible combination of Penguin and Random House’ with Bertelsmann. Pearson said in a statement that the two publishers ‘have...

Super merger creates new Media Super fund 

24 June 2008

Two industry superannuation funds, Print Super and Just Super, have announced they will merge on 1 July to create the new industry fund Media Super. The friendly merger will create...

A&R and Borders ‘unable to reach agreement’ 

11 March 2008

Angus & Robertson Whitcoulls (ARW) has announced that negotiations with Borders on a deal to acquire its Australian and New Zealand stores have ceased. 'As a result, it is unlikely...

Tower/Gary Allen and Bookwise/Brumby announce merger 

19 February 2008

Four of Australia's independent book distributors -- Bookwise, Gary Allen, Tower Books and Brumby Books & Music -- have announced that they have reached agreement to merge their operations.   Each business...

Ligare, Southwood to merge 

25 September 2007

Australia's third-largest book printer Ligare has announced it will merge with Southwood Press Book Printers. The merger, which will officially take place on Monday 8 October, comes after a proposed...

ACCC concerned about McPherson’s/Griffin merger 

26 June 2007

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is extending its review into the proposed joint venture between printing companies McPherson's and Griffin Press, citing concerns that the joint venture ‘will...

Griffin Press and McPherson’s to merge 

8 May 2007

Griffin Press and McPherson's Printing--the two main book printers in Australia--have announced a merger plan.Griffin Press' owner PMP and McPherson's will each own 50% of the merged group, creating ‘a...

Brumby merges with New World Music 

27 February 2007

Mind-body-spirit (MBS) book distributor Brumby Books has merged with New World Music Australia.The new company is known as Brumby Books & Music.‘Brumby Books & Music is Australia's premier independent MBS...