Belin and Presses Universitaires to merge as Humensis

Belin and Presses Universitaires to merge as Humensis

Humensis is to be the name of the new French group which will be formed by the merger of educational and academic publishers Belin and Presses Universitaires de France (PUF) on 1st December.

The Humensis group, which will move into new premises in Paris next year, will have a combined payroll of 185 and should achieve annual sales of nearly €45 million this year. Belin sales could be as much as €35m this year and PUF sales are around the €10m mark. Reinsurer Scor, which is the major shareholder of both houses, will hold more than 80% of the capital of the new group.

Belin president Sylvie...

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