Routledge & Kegan Paul

Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd. was formed in 1912 as an amalgamation of the firms of Routledge & Sons (incorporating J C Nimmo Ltd) and Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co (incorporating Henry S. King). (from

In 1985, Routledge & Kegan Paul joined with Associated Book Publishers (ABP), which was later acquired by International Thomson in 1987. Under Thomson's ownership, Routledge's name and operations were retained, and, in 1996, a management buyout financed by the European private equity firm Cinven saw Routledge operating as an independent company once again. Just two year later, Cinven and Routledge's directors accepted a deal for Routledge's acquisition by Taylor & Francis Group (T&F), with the Routledge name being retained as an imprint and subdivision. (from


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