Chronicle Books acquires Ridley’s Games from Wild + Wolf
Chronicle Books has acquired Wild + Wolf’s three signature game & toy brands: Ridley’s Games, Petit Collage and Games Room.
The acquisition spans approximately 350 active skus and more than 10,000 existing retail partners across 60 countries. New products will continue to be produced under the Petit Collage, Ridley’s Games, and Games Room brand identities.
“The Ridley’s, Petit Collage, and Games Room brands align seamlessly with our mission to spark the passions of adults and children worldwide and will complement Chronicle’s distinctive publishing program, as well as those of our distribution clients,” said Tyrrell Mahoney, President of Chronicle Books.
“The integration of these three much-loved and admired brands, and the addition of extremely talented members of their creative teams, supports our strategy to serve even wider consumer interests in all types of retail stores and environments.”
Paul Taylor, CEO of Wild + Wolf, added: “We are very excited to have Ridley’s, Petit Collage, and Games Room become a part of the Chronicle Books publishing universe. We have long admired Chronicle for their inventive and diverse range of books, games, and gift product. Their creative ingenuity and sales acumen will propel these popular game and toy brands to new heights in the marketplace.”
As result of this transaction, Chronicle will establish a subsidiary, Chronicle Books Limited, in the United Kingdom and will bring on board a number of Wild + Wolf creative staff to lead and develop the future program out of Bath, England, and in San Francisco, California.
To stay in the loop with the latest news, interviews and features from the world of toy and game design, sign up to our weekly newsletter here