Eurospan has acquired academic and educational sales agency Transatlantic Publishers Group for an undisclosed sum.
TGP offers US specialist academic and technical presses sales and marketing services in Europe and the Middle East. The agency was founded in 2002 and current clients include American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Industrial Press, SAP Press and Kendall-Hunt Publishing.
Transatlantic m.d. Mark Chaloner will be stepping down from his post after a brief handover period. TPG will continue to use Orca Book Services for warehousing and fulfillment services in place of Eurospan’s sister distribution company Turpin Books.
Chaloner said: “I am confident that, from the point of view of our clients and customers, it will be very much business as usual. The main difference being that Eurospan is able to bring to bear a greater level of marketing investment across more sectors than TPG has up until now been able to achieve. Which is good for TPG publishers and good for their authors.”
Eurospan m.d. Ken Rhodes added: “TPG’s portfolio of primarily technical publishers reinforces our position as the leading independent distributor of scientific and technical publishers from all parts of the globe.
“While EMEA remains our core market, given our wide geographic reach - particularly into Asia and Oceania - TPG publishers will also have the opportunity, should they wish to take it, to grow revenues by accessing our wide network of agents and sales representatives in those two regions.”
Eurospan largely works with American publishers to distribute academic and technical publications globally excluding the North American market.