M&A Deal Summary

Lerner Publishing Group Acquires Gecko Press

On December 18, 2023, Lerner Publishing Group acquired publishing company Gecko Press

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Lerner Publishing Group’s 2nd transaction in the Publishing sector.
  • This is Lerner Publishing Group’s 1st transaction in New Zealand.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2023-12-18
Target Gecko Press
Sector Publishing
Buyer(s) Lerner Publishing Group
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition

Target

Gecko Press

Wellington, New Zealand
website
Gecko Press specializes in distinct and well-reviewed picture books, board books and chapter books for children. Gecko Press is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Lerner Publishing Group

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1959
Sector Publishing
DESCRIPTION

Lerner Publishing Group creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 3
Sector (Publishing) 2 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 3 of 3
Country (New Zealand) 1 of 1
Year (2023) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-11-26 Zest Books

San Franciso, California, United States

Zest Books is a provider in young adult nonfiction, publishing books on entertainment, history, science, health, fashion, and lifestyle advice. Zest Books was founded in 2006 and is based in San Franciso, California.

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