HarperCollins Publishers Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Publishing Company

HarperCollins Publishers has acquired 4 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

HarperCollins Publishers’ largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired HMH Books & Media for $349M. HarperCollins Publishers has acquired in 2 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (50%) and publishing (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

HarperCollins Publishers LLC

10 East 53rd Street,
New York, New York 10022
United States,
(212) 207-7000
www.harpercollins.com

HarperCollins Publishers is an English-language publishers. Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups around the world in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and India. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children’s books, cookbooks, narrative nonfiction, mystery, romance, reference, pop culture, design, health, wellness, and religious and spiritual books.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 3 - - - - 1 4
vol $215M $349M $564M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  4

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
HMH Books & Media 2021-03-29 349M USD Divestiture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.hmhco.com
20lines S.r.l. 2016-02-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Roncade, Italy · www.20lin.es
Libboo, Inc. (dba The Midlist) 2015-10-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Watertown, Massachusetts · www.themidlist.com
Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2011-10-31 215M USD Add-on Acquisition
Nashville, Tennessee · www.thomasnelson.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 2 (50%) - - -
Publishing 2 (50%) 564M (100%) - -
Total 4 $564M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 564M - -
  Massachusetts 2 349M - -
  Tennessee 1 215M - -
Italy 1 - - -
Domestic 3 (75%) 564M (100%) - -
Cross-border 1 (25%) - - -
Total 4 $564M - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $564M
TOTAL $564M
Largest HMH Books & Media
$349M (2021-03-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
25%
1 (25%)

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