We are delighted to announce that Richard Charkin has joined the firm as a Senior Adviser. Richard is a seasoned, highly respected publishing and content executive and we have agreed an exclusive, long-term collaboration with him to originate and execute M&A and Private Capital raising mandates.

Richard has held executive positions at Pergamon Press, Oxford University Press, Reed International/Reed Elsevier and Current Science Group, and is the former Chief Executive of Macmillan and Executive Director of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrink. In 2015, he became President of the International Publishers Association. He was Executive Director of Bloomsbury Publishing from 2007 to 2018 and is currently President of Bloomsbury China and of John Wisden.

He is also a non-executive director of The Institute of Physics and Liverpool University Press and Chairman of educational charity Common Purpose. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Editorial Board of Logos as well as teaching on the publishing courses at University College, London, City University of London and University of the Arts, London. He founded and manages Mensch Publishing.

Philip Mastriforte, Co-Founder of Trillium, commented:
“We are delighted that Richard has decided to work with Trillium. His in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry, international network of C-suite contacts and outstanding corporate development track record, will provide additional insights to our clients and will further strengthen Trillium’s expertise in our core sectors.”

Richard Charkin added:
“Having observed and participated actively in the evolution of publishing industry, I can see significant further scope for M&A activity and the potential for new business models to make their mark. I am thrilled to take on this role at Trillium which will give me the chance to team up with one of the most experienced and well regarded M&A and Private Capital raising advisory firms in my space.”

About Trillium Partners
Trillium Partners is an independent mid-market firm that advises listed companies, private firms and financial sponsors on M&A and Private Capital raising transactions valued at £20 million to £500 million in the B2B Information Services and Events, Consumer Media, Learning and Development, and Marketing Services.

Over the last 30 years, we have advised our clients on a comprehensive array of transactions in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia, with an aggregate value in excess of £10 billion. Underpinned by deep sector knowledge and insight, our expertise extends from private acquisitions and disposals to public offers and raising capital from the private equity, family office, banking and alternative finance communities for working capital, business development, acquisitions and buy-outs.

For more information on Trillium Partners, please contact Philip Mastriforte or Stephen Routledge on +44 (0)20 3008 8375