For those of you who are looking for venture capital, other financing, or mergers & acquisitions advice for a
publishing business, here are a few resources. Note: Many of these addresses
have not been updated for a number of years. I welcome any additions or changes.
— John Kremer, author, 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
Publishing-Related Venture Capitalists
Berkery, Noyes & Company — Joseph Berkery, President,
One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, 13th Floor, New York NY 10006; 212-688-3022; Fax: 212-747-9092. Email:
Berkery@berkerynoyes.com. Investment banks for the publishing industry.
Business Marketing Consultants — Stephen Kerr, President,
11693 San Vicente Boulevard #133, Los Angeles CA 90049; 310-666-6474; Fax:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. London Office: Harry Midgley, 31 Battersea Bridge,
London, SW11 3BA United Kingdom; 0870-033-0105. Email: email@example.com.
M&A for book and magazine publishers. Now doing primarily film work.
Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C. — Martin Levin, Counsel, 605 Third Avenue,
New York NY 10158. Legal assistance and acquisitions advice. High level M&A.
The Fisher Company, Howard Fisher, Managing Director,
7620 N La Cholla Boulevard, Tucson AZ 85741; 520-547-2460; Fax: 520-744-0944. Email:
Offers mergers and acquisitions, business development, financial and operations consulting to the publishing industry.
Gruppo, Levey & Co. — Managing Director,
122 East 42nd Street, 46th Floor, New York NY 10168; 212-697-5753; Fax: 212-949-7294. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This company acts as investment bankers to the direct marketing industry. Its specialty is catalog deals. For an information packet
on their services, call Karen Burka or Harry Chevan.
Investor Guide — Features a database of private equity and venture
capital companies as well as matchmakers, angel investors, and links.
— Peter W. Adams, President, 6 Bart Bull Road, Middeltown NY 10941. Email:
email@example.com. M&A and publishing consultants.
National Association of Small Business Investment Companies
National Venture Capital Association — Has posted copies of standard documents
needed by technology companies, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists in order to make a deal.
Private Equity Firms — Features a large listing of private equity and venture capital companies.
University Angels — A community of 150,000 investors interested in
financing ventures launched by the graduates of their alma maters. $199.00 registration fee.
The Venture Capital Gold Book — Kennedy Information, 1 Kennedy Place, Fitzwilliam NH 03447;
603-585-3101; 800-531-0007; Fax: 603-585-9555. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web: http://www.kennedyinfo.com. This directory features 869 venture capital firms. $39.95.
The Venture Capital Marketplace — Brings investors and investment-ready start-ups
together. Features a list of venture capital firms, a discussion forum, etc.
Jeffrey Stevenson, Managing Partner, Park Avenue Plaza, 55 East 52nd Street,
33rd Floor, New York NY 10055; 212-935-4990;
Fax: 212-935-0877. Email: email@example.com. Investment bankers, venture capital, and M&A for all media.
Whitestone Communications — Baran Rosen, President, 21 Penn Plaza, 9th
Floor, New York NY 10001; 212-594-0202; Fax: 212-629-0521. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or email@example.com. Founded in 1994, this investment banking firm specializes in M&A for
publishing, information, and training companies. They publish the annual Who's Buying Whom: Highlights of
Publishing/Information/Training Acquisition Activity.
Wittman Associates — Allan Wittman, President, 150 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10011;
212-627-0799; Fax: 212-633-6294. M&A.