Leya

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Grupo LeYa
Type Publishing House
Industry Books, Publishing
Founded 2007
Headquarters Lisboa, Portugal
Area served Portugal, Brazil, Angola & Mozambique
Key people Miguel Pais do Amaral (Chairman); Tiago Morais Sarmento (CEO)
Products Books
Employees 500
Website [www.leya.com]

Grupo LeYa is a Portuguese multinational book publishing company established in January 2008 as a holding company incorporating some of the biggest Portuguese and Brazilian publishers and two of the large African publishers.[1] LeYa is the largest general-interest trade book publisher but it also publishes fiction, nonfiction and children’s books, being also one of the most important Portuguese textbook and study book publisher.[2]

Isaias Gomes Teixeira a Board Member, has announced in 2008, that the LeYa's revenue target was circa 90M Euros and that they aimed to publish around 1,000 different books in 2008.[3]

Some of the notable authors Grupo Leya represents some of the most renowned writers in the Portuguese-speaking world, including Lobo Antunes, José Eduardo Agualusa amongst others.

Subsidiaries[edit]

  • Texto Editores created in 1977, based in Amadora, Portugal.
  • Edições Asa, founded in 1951 and acquired in 2007
  • Editorial Caminho, founded in 1975, acquired in 2007 and best known for publishing José Saramago works.
  • Dom Quixote, founded in 1965 and acquired from Planeta in 2007.
  • Gailivro, founded in 1987 and acquired in 2007.
  • Nova Gaia, founded in 1985 and acquired in 2007.
  • Oficina do Livro and Casa das Letras, the former publishing company of Diário de Notícias, acquired in 2008.
  • Academia do Livro
  • Caderno
  • Estrela Polar
  • Livros d'Hoje
  • Lua de Papel
  • Ndjira, from Mozambique
  • Novagaia
  • Nzila, from Angola
  • Quinta Essência
  • Sebenta
  • Teorema

Investors[edit]

It was announced in August 2011, that Trilantic Capital Partners $66m purchase of a minority stake in Grupo LeYa in January [4]

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