DOJ Trial to Block PRH/S&S Merger Begins; Evidence Dispute Looms

The government’s bid to block Penguin Random House’s acquisition of rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster gets underway today, with opening arguments before judge Florence Pan in Washington, D.C. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In Post-Trial Briefs, DOJ Says PRH Deal for S&S Must Be Blocked

DOJ attorneys say the proposed acquisition is “precisely the march toward concentration and monopsony power that Congress enacted the Clayton Act to prevent.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-09-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In Post-Trial Briefs, PRH Attorneys Say DOJ Failed to Prove Its Case Against S&S Merger

In a highly anticipated post-trial filing PRH attorneys reiterate their claim that the government manufactured a fatally flawed case to block the nearly $2.2 billion merger—and then failed to prove it. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-09-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Opening Arguments, Pietsch Testimony on Day One of DOJ Trial to Block PRH/S&S Merger

After the government and PRH reiterated their positions in opening arguments, HBG CEO Michael Pietsch testified to a number of concerns he has if the PRH-S&S merger is approved and said he hoped his parent company would bid on S&S if the deal is blocked. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Showdown: DOJ’s Bid to Block PRH Acquisition of S&S Is Heading to Trial

With oral arguments set to begin on August 1, the closely watched case holds major implications for a publishing industry grappling with consolidation and for government regulators facing growing calls for more vigilant antitrust enforcement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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DOJ v PRH: Don Weisberg, Government's Economist See Danger in PRH-S&S Merger

As the government's case against Penguin Random House's acquisition of Simon & Schuster winds down, Macmillan CEO Don Weisberg and government economist Nicholas Hill laid out reasons why they are concerned about the impact of the proposed merger. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In Final Briefs, DOJ, PRH Flesh Out Arguments Ahead of Trial

Attorneys for both parties filed a host of final briefs on July 22, including their individual pre-trial statements and briefs on a handful of lingering (but potentially significant) evidentiary question likely to be settled early this week. Oral arguments in the case are set to begin on August 1. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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DOJ v. PRH: Judge Tosses PRH Exec Testimony

After a lengthy presentation by Manuel Sansigre, PRH's global v-p for mergers and acquisitions, Judge Florence Pan decided to exclude his testimony, ruling that the data had not been independently verified. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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DOJ v PRH: Madeline McIntosh Details PRH's Publishing Process

As the Department of Justice’s case against the proposed acquisition of Simon & Schuster by Penguin Random House entered its third week, the defense called PRH US CEO Madeline McIntosh, plus merger and acquisition executives from ViacomCBS and PRH, to the stand to discuss why approval of the... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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In Written Opinion, Judge Florence Pan Delivers Knockout Blow to PRH, S&S Merger

On November 7, Judge Florence Pan released her memorandum opinion blocking Penguin Random House from acquiring rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster. In the final analysis, after a year of legal wrangling and a three week trial, it wasn’t a close case for her at all. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-11-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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A Merger Between Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster Was Blocked, but Brought the Industry Little Clarity

The uncertainty comes at a time when publishing is facing slumping sales after a pandemic boom, and fears of recession. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Court Blocks Merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster

A Federal Court has blocked Penguin Random House's acquisition of one of its main rivals, Simon & Schuster. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Court Blocks PRH-Simon & Schuster Acquisition

In the United States, Judge Pan rules against the merger of trade book publishers Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. The post Court Blocks PRH-Simon & Schuster Acquisition appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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US judge blocks $2.2bn Penguin Random House merger

Justice department argued the melding of the publishing house with Simon & Schuster would harm competition and authors’ payA US judge has blocked the $2.2bn planned merger of Penguin Random House, the world’s largest book publisher, with rival Simon & Schuster.Judge Florence Pan of the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Court Blocks Penguin Random House, S&S Merger

In a brief two-page order issued late on October 31, Judge Florence Y. Pan blocked PRH's bid to buy S&S, saying the government had succeeded in showing that the proposed merger would harm "competition in the market for the U.S. publishing rights to anticipated top-selling books." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Florence Pan, Judge in DOJ v. PRH Case, Confirmed to U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C.

The United States Senate voted on Tuesday to elevate the judge overseeing the lawsuit that will decide the fate of the proposed merger of Penguin Random House with Simon & Schuster to the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, filling the seat that belonged... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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DOJ v. PRH: "Ending Where We Started"

The opposing parties in the Department of Justice’s lawsuit aiming to block Penguin Random House’s purchase of Simon & Schuster offered very different views of what a merger of the two would mean for authors and the industry in Friday’s closing arguments. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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DOJ v. PRH: Challenges over Bid Competition, Market Share

As testimony wrapped up prior to closing arguments today, the defense and DOJ once again attacked each other's data analysis and methodology. The DOJ asserted that publisher competition, not imprint competition, is the surest way to lift advances, and that non-Big Five publishers face... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The PRH Trial Has Revealed a Barely Hidden Scorn for Independent Publishers

Over the past two weeks, writers and publishing professionals have been riveted by coverage of the trial in which the U.S. Department of Justice is attempting to block Penguin Random House’s purchase of Big Five rival Simon & Schuster. As a member of the independent book publishing... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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DOJ v PRH: Agents Have Their Say

In a day dominated by testimony from some of publishing's leading agents, the overall theme was that the biggest advance is not the only thing that is important in reaching an agreement with a publisher, and that these agents believe that S&S authors would benefit from becoming part of PRH. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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