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Corporate history

June 2016
Restructure of Bloomsbury Publishing group into two publishing divisions (Bloomsbury Consumer/ Bloomsbury Non-Consumer)
December 2014
Acquisition of Osprey Publishing Ltd
September 2013
Acquisition of Hart Publishing Ltd
April 2013
Consolidation of US offices into one New York office
July 2012
Acquisition of Applied Visual Arts Publishing
April 2012
Acquisition of Fairchild Books
March 2012
Sale completed of Bloomsbury's German subsidiary
February 2012
Set up of Bloomsbury's India subsidiary
August 2011
Relocation/ consolidation of several UK offices to the new London head office
July 2011
Acquisition of Continuum International Publishing Group
March 2011
Restructure of Bloomsbury Publishing group into four publishing divisions (Bloomsbury Adult/ Childrens & Educational/ Academic & Professional/ Information)
November 2010
Acquisition of Bristol Classical Press
July 2010
Set up of Bloomsbury's Australia subsidiary
July 2009
Acquisition of Tottel Publishing (renamed as Bloomsbury Professional)
December 2008
Acquisition of The Arden Shakespeare list
November 2008
Acquisition of John Wisden & Co
September 2008
Acquisition of Berg Publishers
September 2008
Important strategic partnership signed with Qatar Foundation to advise on the creation a new printing and publishing division in Qatar.
May 2008
Launch of Bloomsbury Academic
March 2008
Acquisition of Featherstone
September 2007
Announcement of agreement with Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA) to produce Qatar Finance - The Ultimate Resource
September 2007
Appointment of Jeremy Wilson as Non-executive Chairman
June 2006
Acquisition of Methuen Drama
December 2004
Acquisition of Walker Publishing Company, Inc.
December 2003
Acquisition of Nautical Data Limited
March 2003
Acquisition of Berlin Verlag
January 2003
Acquisition of Andrew Brodie Publications
September 2002
Acquisition of Peter Collin Publishing Limited
September 2002
Acquisition of Thomas Reed Publications
June 2002
Acquisition of T & AD Poyser ornithology list
May 2002
Acquisition of Whitaker's Almanack
October 2001
Launch of audiobook list of major abridged and non-abridged adult and children's titles.
August 2001
Launch of Bloomsbury Children's USA.
December 2000
Launch of Bloomsbury.com
July 2000
Acquisition of A&C Black Plc
May 2000
Business Reference Database announced in association with Perseus Books in the US
February 2000
CAA relationship announced for film deals
December 1999
Announcement of strategic partnership with Macmillan to create second major dictionary database, the English Language Teaching Database
August 1999
Encarta World English Dictionary published world-wide and simultaneously in print and electronic formats
November 1998
Rights Issue raised £6.1m - net proceeds used to reduce borrowings, expand electronic reference activities, enhance paperback list and fund Bloomsbury USA
1998
Bloomsbury USA launched
1994
Launched paperback and children's lists
1994
Flotation raised £5.5 million - net proceeds used to fund the set up of paperback and children's lists
1986
Bloomsbury Publishing was founded on the principle of publishing books of the highest quality - bringing quality to the mass market