PRH 'in talks to sell DK', claims Sky

PRH 'in talks to sell DK', claims Sky

Penguin is in talks to sell Dorling Kindersley, Sky News has claimed.

Sky News reported yesterday DK was being "groomed for a sale", after its sources said PRH was "exploring" a sale of the illustrated books imprint and in talks with investment banks to advise on an auction.

The imprint, famous for its educational books, was founded in 1974, and publishes brands including Lego and Star Wars. It has been part of Penguin since 2000 when it was bought by Penguin's parent company Pearson, following a plunge in profits. 

A spokeswoman for PRH told Sky News: "While we don't comment on rumours and speculation, it is business as usual at DK, which remains an important and valued member of our Penguin Random House family."