Post Retrenchment, Troll Begins to Re-Grow
- Troll to Close After Asset Sale. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;7/7/2003, Vol. 250 Issue 27, p15
Reports on the approval of a U.S. bankruptcy court on the sale of a majority of Troll Communications' inventory to Scholastic as of July 2003. Details of the bankruptcy filing of Troll; Comment from Troll chief executive officer Peter Bergen on the failure of the company to produce capital from...
- Torstar to sell Troll. Lorinc, John // Quill & Quire;Feb99, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p19
Reports on the plans of Torstar Corp. to divest its money-losing book club operation, Troll Communications in the wake of a failed takeover of the newspaper 'Toronto Sun' in Toronto, Ontario. Justification of the decision; Financial performance of Torstar in 1998; Company history.
- Troll Buys Book Fair Operation From Crowley Distributing. // Educational Marketer;10/04/99, Vol. 30 Issue 28, p3
Reports that Troll Communications LLC bought Missouri-based Creative Book Fairs from Cowley Distributing.
- Scholastic Completes Acquisition Of Troll's Book Club Business. // Educational Marketer;7/14/2003, Vol. 34 Issue 20, p8
Reports that New York-based Scholastic Corp. has completed its acquisition of bankrupt Troll Communications LLC's book club operations, making it the undisputed leader of the multi-million dollar K-123 book club and fair business. Terms of the strategic acquisition; Benefit of the acquisition...
- Troll in Book Fair Buy. // Publishers Weekly;10/4/1999, Vol. 246 Issue 40, p17
Reports the decision of Troll Communications company to acquire Creative Book Fairs company. Background of the companies; Comments from the executives of the companies.
- Torstar stays the course after Troll sale. Lorinc, John // Quill & Quire;Apr99, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p9
Reports the sale of Troll Communications, the children's book club business of Torstar, to a Chicago investment firm Willis Stein & Partners in Canada. Reason behind the sale; Amount of the acquisition; Market performance of Troll.
- Harlequin acquires Troll for $140 million. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;7/7/1997, Vol. 244 Issue 27, p14
Reports that Torstar Corp., through Harlequin's Children's Supplementary Educational Publishing division, has signed a agreement to acquire Troll Communication. Troll's annual revenues; Background on Troll.
- Investment Group to Acquire Troll. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;3/1/1999, Vol. 246 Issue 9, p12
Reports that the Torstar company has signed a definitive agreement to sell its troubled Troll Communications Inc. to Willis Stein & Partners LP. Details on the acquisition deal; Value of the deal; Significance of the sale on the company.
- Troll Files for Chapter 11 But Vows to Keep Fighting. Zeitchik, Steven // Publishers Weekly;5/26/2003, Vol. 250 Issue 21, p10
Announces that Troll Communications has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. in 2003. Revenue of Troll; Amount owed by the company to printer Quebecor; Value of financing agreement sought by Troll and its owners from the bankruptcy court.