F&W Publications Retains Veronis, Suhler & Associates to Explore Strategic Options
Posted on May 3, 1999Richard Rosenthal, President of F&W Publications, has announced that he has retained Veronis, Suhler & Associates to explore strategic options, including a possible sale of the company to a publisher or financial investor. F&W is a diversified and integrated marketer of special interest publications and services. Veronis, Suhler & Associates is an investment bank specializing in the media and communications industry.
Founded in 1913, F&W Publications has focused on helping its customers build upon and improve their creativity. The company's products serve the writing, art, graphic design, sewing, quilting, and woodworking niches, doing so in multiple media formats. Its operations include twelve special interest magazines, hundreds of books published under five imprints, seven book clubs, and independent study courses. The company has established an Internet presence for many of the company's brands, and is now increasing its investment in existing sites and developing additional new media initiatives.
F&W Publications is owned by Richard Rosenthal and Jennie Rosenthal Berliant. The company operates from a retrofitted art deco building on the National Register of Historic Places. It has over 300 employees and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.