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 Launch of Bloomsbury Academic
September 2008 Important strategic partnership signed with Qatar Foundation to advise on the creation a new printing and publishing division in Qatar.
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
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