Grupo Santillana

Summary

Grupo Santillana, formerly Santillana Ediciones Generales, is a Spanish publisher founded in 1959 by Jesús de Polanco and Francisco Pérez González.[1][2]

Grupo Santillana
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Santillana headquarter in Barcelona
Parent companyPRISA
Founded1959
Founders
Country of originSpain
Headquarters locationMadrid
Official websitewww.santillana.com

From 2008 and due to the high debts of the group PRISA, Santillana made disinvestments to guide itself.[3][4][5] In 2008 the bookshop Crisol, which come to have fourteen subsidiaries in Spain, two in Buenos Aires and one in Lima, closed.[6][7] In 2010 it was sold the 25% of shares.[8]

In 2014 Santillana sold all its trade publishing (including the Alfaguara and Objetiva publishing houses) to Penguin Random House for €72 million. Santillana then shifted its focus towards educational publishing.[9]

On October 19, 2020, Santillana was acquired by the Finnish company Sanoma.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ G. Ibáñez, Juan (23 October 2010). "Fallece a los 84 años Francisco Pérez González, cofundador de Santillana y uno de los principales accionistas de PRISA". El País (in Spanish). Madrid: PRISA. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  2. ^ Hernanz, Carlos (24 October 2010). "Prisa pierde al cofundador de Santillana, el embrión del imperio de los Polanco". El Confidencial (in Spanish). Titania Compañía Editoral, S.L. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  3. ^ Arranz, Rubén. "La clave de la Operación Santillana: Prisa debe pagar 1.000 M. de deuda en 2 años". Voz Populi (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  4. ^ "PRISA firma un acuerdo con Liberty para captar hasta 900 millones de dólares". El País (in Spanish). Madrid: PRISA. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Los inversores huyen de Prisa: La acción toca su mínimo histórico". Libertad Digital (in Spanish). 17 February 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. ^ Gaviña, Susana (30 April 2009). "Crisol escribe su epílogo y cierra sus últimas tres librerías". ABC (in Spanish). Madrid. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  7. ^ EFE (29 April 2009). "El Grupo Santillana cierra la cadena de librerías Crisol". El Confidencial (in Spanish). Titania Compañía Editoral, S.L. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  8. ^ "PRISA obtiene 279 millones con la venta del 25% de Santillana". El País (in Spanish). Madrid: PRISA. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Santillana vende Ediciones Generales a Penguin Random House para centrarse en el área educativa". El País (in Spanish). Madrid: PRISA. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Finland's Sanoma buys Spanish educational publisher Santillana | Reuters". Reuters. 19 October 2020.