Berlin, Germany and Boston, MA -- 30 January 2023. De Gruyter is pleased to announce the acquisition of publishing house Mercury Learning and Information.
Mercury provides print and digital content in the areas of science, technology and computing, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) designed for the professional/ reference, trade, library, higher education, career school, and online training markets.
For De Gruyter, an independent and global academic publisher founded and headquartered in Berlin, the acquisition forms part of a strategic growth initiative in North America. In addition to further amplifying its successful service and partner business via its Boston office and North American sales and partner team, the publishing house founded in 1749 is currently ramping up its editorial presence in North America to publish more titles from North American authors in the humanities, social sciences as well as science, technology and mathematics.
The integration of Mercury's portfolio will add to and complement De Gruyter's existing list in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to the benefit of researchers in these fields. De Gruyter will distribute all Mercury content globally via its sales teams and its digital platform degruyter.com, thus increasing the global reach and discoverability of Mercury's titles.
"We are excited to welcome Mercury to the De Gruyter family," said Steve Fallon, Vice President, Americas and Strategic Partnerships at De Gruyter. "Mercury's excellent portfolio is a great addition to our existing STEM list and this acquisition is an important step further for our ambitious growth plan in North America."
"We are proud to join a prestigious publisher like De Gruyter and we look forward to expanding their STEM offerings into new markets throughout the world," said David Pallai President & Founder of Mercury Learning and Information.