Penguin Random House Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Publishing Company

Penguin Random House has acquired 4 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 1 asset.

Penguin Random House’s largest acquisition to date was in 2020, when it acquired Simon & Schuster for $2.2B. Penguin Random House has acquired in 2 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include publishing (50%) and e-commerce (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 1

Penguin Random House LLC

1745 Broadway,
New York, New York 10019
United States,
www.penguinrandomhouse.com

Penguin Random House is comprised of around 250 individual publishers on five continents, which publish more than 15,000 new books each year. The group’s renowned authors include John Grisham, Dan Brown, Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as Paula Hawkins. Last year, 585 of the publishing group’s titles made it onto the “New York Times” bestseller lists. More than 70 authors signed with Penguin Random House publishers have won the Nobel Prize.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 1 2 - - 1 - 4
vol $2.2B $2.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2020-11-25 2.2B USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.simonandschuster.com
Sasquatch Books 2017-10-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.sasquatchbooks.com
Out of Print 2017-06-07 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.outofprintclothing.com
Fodor's Travel 2016-06-21 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.fodors.com
Grupo Santillana de Ediciones, S.L. 2014-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Tres Cantos, Spain · www.santillana.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Publishing 2 (50%) 2.2B (100%) 1 (100%) -
E-Commerce 1 (25%) - - -
Media 1 (25%) - - -
Total 4 $2.2B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 2.2B 1 -
  New York 2 2.2B 1 -
  Washington 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Domestic 3 (75%) 2.2B (100%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 1 (25%) - - -
Total 4 $2.2B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Athelera LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.2B
TOTAL $2.2B
Largest Simon & Schuster, Inc.
$2.2B (2020-11-25)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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