The Reader s Digest Association Acquisitions and Exits, 11 Deals Between 1991 and 2012
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The Reader s Digest Association has acquired 5 companies. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

The Reader s Digest Association’s largest acquisition to date was in 2002, when it acquired Reiman Holding Company for $760M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2012, when it sold Allrecipes to Meredith for $175M. The Reader s Digest Association has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include publishing (75%) and internet software and services (25%).

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The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

44 South Broadway,
White Plains, New York 10601
United States,
(914)244-5620
www.rda.com

Reader's Digest creates and delivers products and content for books, magazines, recorded music collections, DVD and video, and websites. The company sells its products in more than 70 countries and its magazines reach well over 100 million readers globally.

M&A Summary

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Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $1.6B $1.6B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $213M $213M
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Largest Reiman Holding Company LLC
$760M (2002-05-22)
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Largest Allrecipes, Inc.
$175M (2012-03-01)

Publishing M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the publishing sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 64 publishing companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 3 have acquired at least 5 companies.

The most prolific strategic publishing acquirer over the past 3 years is Penske Media, with 4 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the publishing sector over the past 3 years is West End Holdings LLC with 1 platform acquisition.


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