September 25, 2023

RWK Goodman advises B.T. Batsford on the acquisition of Scala Arts & Heritage

Posted in Commercial, Corporate
RWK GOODMAN press release

RWK Goodman’s corporate team has advised prominent UK publisher B.T. Batsford on its acquisition of Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers and its subsidiary Scala Arts Publishers Inc for an undisclosed sum, in a move B.T. Batsford described as “bringing together two companies with long and distinguished publishing histories".

B.T. Batsford is a niche illustrated publishing business and its subsidiary, Pitkin Books, partners primarily with cathedrals and UK-based heritage sites. Scala specialises in producing illustrated books for museums, galleries and heritage sites around the world, and in the US under the wholly owned subsidiary Scala Arts Publishers Inc.

B.T. Batsford was advised by RWK Goodman corporate partner Edward Hoare, assisted by corporate associate Hector Freyne.

Polly Powell owner of B.T. Batsford, commented:

“Once again, RWK Goodman has handled a transaction for us with the utmost professionalism. We are grateful for the calming hand of RWK Goodman at a time when things are traditionally very stressful.”

Edward Hoare, Corporate Partner, commented:

“We were delighted to support Polly and her dedicated team on this transaction and are confident that the combination of these two historic publishing businesses will be a great success.”