Realising your next bold move Sale Advisor to PeerJand its shareholders
March 8, 2024


California-based PeerJ is an innovative and fast-growing #openaccess academic publisher that has pioneered broad-scope open-access journals and is best known for its multidisciplinary flagship title PeerJ Life & Environment. Earlier today, Taylor & Francis Group, one of the world’s leading research publishers, part of London-based publicly listed Informa, announced the acquisition of PeerJ.

At Park 56, we are incredibly proud to have acted as the exclusive financial advisors to PeerJ’s founders and shareholders, and we would like to congratulate founders Jason Hoyt, PhD and Peter Binfield on this fantastic result and thank them for their trust in us as well as for the great teamwork.

Joining Taylor & Francis will enable PeerJ to expand its offering to researchers, including participation in Taylor & Francis’ popular manuscript transfer service, and will give scope to extend into new disciplines. PeerJ and Taylor & Francis have complementary publishing programs, with shared commitments to prioritize research integrity, empower knowledge-makers and advance open research.

Huge congratulations as well to Tim Britton, Leon Heward-Mills, Bertille Nzomono, ACMA, CGMA, Amanda Ward and all of the Taylor & Francis team on this great deal and many thanks to Katharine Szamuely for her unwavering support during this process.

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