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EU clears Penguin Random House merger

8 April 2013

The European Commission has cleared the proposed merger of Penguin and Random House. The commission announced its decision in a statement on 5 April, saying that ‘the transaction would not...

ACCC ‘not opposed’ to Penguin Random House merger

10 March 2013

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it is ‘not opposed’ to the proposed merger of Penguin and Random House. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the ACCC...

Random House, Penguin to merge

29 October 2012

Pearson and Bertelsmann have announced that they will merge the Penguin and Random House businesses. Bertelsmann said in a statement on Monday 29 October that the new business will be called...

Wiltshire and Herron merge 

20 February 2007

Publisher and distributor Herron Books and remainder wholesaler Wiltshire Books are set to merge on 1 March.‘Both businesses have a strong background in value books and it is a natural...