Carson Dellosa Acquires Rourke Educational Media
Carson-Dellosa Publishing Group, a leading children's publisher, acquires Rourke Educational Media LLC.
Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) June 12, 2017
Carson-Dellosa Publishing Group (“Carson-Dellosa” or the “Company”), a leading children’s publisher focused on creating innovative educational solutions for school and for home, and Rourke Educational Media LLC (“Rourke”), a publisher of informational texts and children’s books, have announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Rourke by Carson-Dellosa. The transaction supports Carson-Dellosa’s strategy to expand into schools and libraries, and adds over 7,000 titles to the company’s portfolio of best-selling products.
“At Carson-Dellosa, we believe that learning happens everywhere children are. Over the past 40 years, our innovative solutions have been favorites of teachers and parents. We are excited to expand our reach into the library and school markets and to continue to meet children where they learn,” said Al Greco, CEO of Carson-Dellosa. “Rourke’s quality products and the team’s expertise in reaching institutional customers allow us to accelerate our growth and to diversify our operations. This is a great fit for our organization.”
Rourke Educational Media has been publishing informational texts and engaging nonfiction and fiction children’s books since 1980. It also offers eBook content, instructional software, and ELL and biliteracy programs. “Our team is excited to join Carson-Dellosa. They are well-known as leaders in the supplemental education space, and we look forward to being part of their team,” said James Colandrea, President of Rourke. Rourke will retain its imprint, and Colandrea will join the Carson-Dellosa leadership team as General Manager – Rourke.
With an established portfolio of market-leading brands including Spectrum®, Summer Bridge™, and Carson-Dellosa Education®, Carson-Dellosa’s products are recognized worldwide for its high-quality content and comprehensive educational materials. Its digital and print workbooks, hands-on learning materials, and classroom décor and resources solve critical needs for parents and teachers. Carson-Dellosa’s products can be purchased in more than 10,000 retail locations in addition to its direct-to-consumer ecommerce platform.
About Rourke Educational Media LLC
Rourke Educational Media has been publishing informational texts and engaging nonfiction and fiction children’s books since 1980. It also offers eBook content, instructional software, and ELL and biliteracy programs.
Rourke Educational Media
At Carson Dellosa, we believe that learning happens everywhere children are. We are excited to expand our reach into the school library and classroom markets and to continue to meet children where they are.
About Carson Dellosa Education
At Carson Dellosa, we believe that education is everywhere. Whether at school, at home, or on-the-go, life is filled with learning moments. As the market-leading publisher of children’s supplemental educational products, we’ve been bridging school and home with innovative solutions for teachers and families for more than 40 years. Our market-leading brands Carson Dellosa Education™, Spectrum®, Summer Bridge™, Schoolgirl Style™, Thinking Kids™, Rourke Educational Media, and Brighter Child® are available at more than 10,000 retail locations.
Julia Davis, VP Marketing, Carson Dellosa Education, 443-631-0683; firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Evans, Chairman of the Board, Carson Dellosa Education, 610-263-0107