Leiden, the Netherlands, 26 October 2023
(published after stock market close at 5.45 PM)
In Q3 Brill announced the intended offer on all shares of the company by Walter de Gruyter. The combination of two centuries-old publishing houses will be branded De Gruyter Brill, signaling the importance of the strong heritage and family background of both companies. The enlarged scale will accelerate the transition to new business models such as open access and finance investments in technology for end-to-end workflows and a state-of-the-art content platform. De Gruyter Brill will jointly publish well over 3,500 books and 800 journals per year.