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Comment: Failure of Simon & Schuster deal creates opportunity for previous bidders, others

By Serafina Smith and Peter Semler
  • 01 Nov 2022 23:45
  • 01 Nov 2022 23:45
A US federal court decision to block Penguin Random House’s acquisition of Simon & Schuster on Monday has opened the door for other potential buyers, including other members of the so-called Big Five publishing houses, to reconsider their own bids to acquire Simon & Schuster.

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Serafina Smith


Serafina Smith covers mergers and acquisitions for MLex from New York. Before becoming a journalist, Serafina was a paralegal supporting the United States Department of Justice, where she worked on foreign bribery and money laundering cases. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Georgetown University.

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