ODP Awarded Publishing & Media Deal of the Year

Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips has been awarded the M&A Atlas Publishing & Media Deal of the Year for our role in representing Workman Publishing in its sale to Hachette Book Group in September 2021.

Robin Warner, Managing Director and Head of ODP’s Education and Book Publishing sectors, said, “It was a privilege to represent Carolan Workman and her incredible company in its sale to the perfect home, Hachette Book Group, but this award – by a global institution – is certainly the icing on this magnificent cake!”

“We are greatly honored to receive this award,” said Joanna Stone Herman, Partner at Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips. “Representing Carolan Workman and the Workman Publishing team was one of the greatest privileges of my career. We were thrilled to have found Hachette as a buyer that appreciates all that makes Workman so special. And we are especially pleased to receive this prestigious recognition for this very special deal.”

The award was presented by Global M&A Network at the 4th Annual U.S.A. Atlas Awards. The independently governed awards exclusively honor the best value-creating deals, outstanding firms, and distinguished dealmakers from the mid-market.



Joanna Stone HermanRobin Warner
PartnerManaging Director