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Phaidon Press Acquired by Leon Black

Phaidon Press has announced that it has been acquired by the Leon D. Black family. Richard Schlagman has owned the publication press since 1990. David Davies, chief executive officer of Phaidon, said, “Phaidon has long been at the forefront of publishing and product creation in the fields of visual arts and culture, which is a credit to our strong management team and the talent of our dedicated employees. We are delighted to work with the Black family to take the business into its next phase of development and growth.” Leon Black said, “We have greatly admired Phaidon and the important contribution the company has made to art and culture. We are impressed with how Richard Schlagman has built the business and the Phaidon brand under his ownership over the last two decades. My family and I look forward to supporting the future growth of the company, including through the ongoing development of its publishing program, further geographic expansion, and the launch of digital products.”