Germany: new owners for Thalia

Germany: new owners for Thalia

The announcement on Monday (11th July) that US private equity firm Advent International has finally found a buyer for Germany’s largest brick-and-mortar bookseller Thalia had long been expected. The real surprise in the deal is the identity of the buyer: not another cost-cutting financial investor as many in the industry had feared, but a German consortium of experienced trade insiders led by the Herder family, who has been in the publishing business for more than 200 years as owners of Herder.

The consortium led by Manuel Herder bought Advent’s majority share in Thalia for an undisclosed ...

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