Realising your next bold move Acquisition Advisor to Brilland its shareholders
April 20, 2022


Leading academic publisher Brill acquired Wageningen Academic Publishers (WAP), a reputable international publisher in fields such as environmental and agricultural sciences. WAP publishes high-quality scientific journals, books and conference proceedings, many of which in Open Access. For Brill, this acquisition creates a springboard to further develop in this fast-growing and well-funded segment of the academic market and it provides Brill with additional tools to further evolve its Open Access propositions.

Park 56 advised Brill on this transaction and coordinated all of the deal’s process steps from initial conversations with sellers, valuing the company and negotiating a letter of intent through to confirmatory due diligence and deal logistics. Brill selected Park 56 to support them because of our in-depth knowledge of the industry, our deal experience and our willingness to work relentlessly to get the deal over the finish line.

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