Pearson to sell 22% stake in Penguin Random House

Pearson has agreed to sell 22% of its stake in Penguin Random House (PRH) to co-shareholder Bertelsmann, valuing the publisher at $3.55bn (£2.76bn). The deal means Bertelsmann will increase its control over the publisher, owning a 75% stake, while Pearson will own the remaining 25%. The deal is expected to close at the end of September 2017.  The increase in Bertelsmann's stake has "no effect" on PRH, the company said, and "the independence of the group’s 250-plus individual publishers remains unaffected". Markus Dohle will remain c.e.o.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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