W.H Smith Sells Book Publishing Arm For $406 Million
- In U.K. stunner, W.H. Smith buys Hodder for $296 million. Menkes, Vivienne // Publishers Weekly;5/31/1999, Vol. 246 Issue 22, p19
Reports on the agreement of Great Britain's W.H. Smith (WHS) to buy the country's third-largest consumer publishing group, Hodder Headline. Terms of the cash offer; Reasons behind the acquisition; Strategy adopted by Chief Executive Officer Richard Handover for WHS; Hodder founder Tim Hely...
- Good Results at WHS; Hodder Wants a U.S. House. Richardson, Jean // Publishers Weekly;12/6/1999, Vol. 246 Issue 49, p14
Presents an update from the publishing industry in Great Britain as of December 6, 1999. Information on the profits and sales of W.H. Smith for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1999; Future plans of W.H. Smith; Plans of Hodder Headline to acquire a publishing house in the United States.
- Hodder Headline Sale Heats Up. Doran, Amanda-Jane // Publishers Weekly;7/5/2004, Vol. 251 Issue 27, p10
Reports on the negotiation being undertaken by WH Smith for the sale of its publishing company Hodder Headline. Information on the prospective buyers; Confirmation made by a spokeswoman for WH Smith regarding the negotiation; Prediction made by analysts with regards to the sale price.
- Hodder Headline Acquires John Murray. Doran, Amanda-Jane // Publishers Weekly;5/20/2002, Vol. 249 Issue 20, p13
Reports on the acquisition of John Murray, an independent publisher in Great Britain, by Hodder Headline. Decline in independent publishing in Britain; View of Tim Hely Hutchinson of Hodder on the deal; Sales of Hodder in 2002.
- W H Smith, whose money-making magic endured for two centuries, is today "strategically challenged" by a pincer movement of supermarkets and bookshops such as Waterstone's. Hosking, Patrick // New Statesman;5/3/2004, Vol. 133 Issue 4686, p31
Focuses on news distribution and retail group W H Smith, and the informal offer made by investment group Permira. History of W H Smith, which introduced the first private lending libraries to the public; Ventures that failed; View of Kate Swann that the company is "strategically challenged";...
- WHS simplifies in Headline sale. // Printing World;8/12/2004, Vol. 287 Issue 8, p16
Reports on the plan of WH Smith to sell its Hodder Headline publishing business to Lagardere's Hachette Livre. Impact of the sale on the annual revenue of Hatchette's British-based publishing business; Publishing companies owned by Lagardere; Impact of the deal on the return of investment to WH...
- Hachette Acquires Hodder Headline For $400 Million. Doran, Amanda-Jane // Publishers Weekly;8/9/2004, Vol. 251 Issue 32, p109
Reports on the acquisition of British publisher Hodder Headline by the French publishing group Hachette Livre. Cost value of the deal; Percentage of the British consumer publishing market to be controlled by Hachette with the purchase of Hodder; Members of the Hachette British Book Group which...
- INTERNATIONAL NEWS. // Book Publishing Report;4/22/2002, Vol. 27 Issue 16, p7
Reports developments related to book publishing in Great Britain as of April 2002. Increase in the book sales of W.H. Smith; Plan of Tesco PLC to stock books in Esso gas station stores; Acquisition of Rough Guides by Penguin.
- Lagadere Eyeing Hodder Headline. Doran, Amanda-Jane // Publishers Weekly;5/31/2004, Vol. 251 Issue 22, p17
Reports that Arnaud Lagadere, chairman of Hachette Lagadere, is interested in purchasing Hodder Headline from British book and stationary retailer WH Smith. Revenue posted by the British publishers owned by Lagadere; Takeover bid involving WH Smith.