Stibbe advises Walter de Gruyter

NL Law

Stibbe advises Walter de Gruyter GmbH on its intended recommended all-cash public offer for all securities in Koninklijke Brill N.V.

De Gruyter is a family-owned academic publisher with a global reach, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, since 1749. Its portfolio makes De Gruyter one of the world’s largest and most reputable Humanities publishers while extending to subject areas such as natural and social sciences, economics, technology, mathematics, architecture and design.

The transaction creates the leading academic publisher in the humanities and presents a unique opportunity to accelerate organic growth and achieve necessary scale. The combination will jointly publish well over 3,500 books and 800 journals per year.