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Key publishing houses within the Hachette Publishing group were founded as far back as 1768 in the United Kingdom, 1826 in France and 1915 in Australia.

The timeline below gives a sense of the Hachette Group’s long history.

Acquisitions and Highlights

1768 – John Murray founded
1826 – Louis Hachette founds Hachette
1837 – Little, Brown established
1868 – Hodder & Stoughton founded
1915 – Lothian founded
1971 – Octopus founded
1971 – Hodder & Stoughton Australia founded
1986 – Headline Book Publishing established
1991 – Orion Publishing Group formed
1993 – Headline acquires Hodder & Stoughton and forms Hodder Headline Ltd
1993 – Hodder & Stoughton Australia becomes Hodder Headline Australia
1996 – Time Warner acquires Little, Brown imprints
1996 – Hachette Livre acquires Orion and Cassell
2001 – Hachette Livre acquires Octopus
2002 – Hodder Headline acquires John Murray
2004 – Hodder Headline acquired by Lagardère for Hachette Livre
2004 – Hodder Headline Australia is renamed Hachette Australia
2005 – Hachette Children's Books formed through the merger of Watts Publishing Group and Hodder Children's
2006 – Hachette Livre UK acquires Time Warner Book Group
2006 – Time Warner Book Group renamed Little, Brown Book Group
2006 – Lothian acquired by Hachette Australia
2007 – Little, Brown Book Group acquires Piatkus, incorporated as an independent imprint within the group
2007 – Hodder Headline Ireland and Little, Brown Ireland join together to form the Hachette Book Group Ireland
2009 – Hachette India founded
2011 – Hachette opens sales office in Dubai
2012 – Hachette acquires world rights in Enid Blyton
2012 – Octopus acquires Ticktock Entertainment
2012 – Hachette opens sales office in Hong Kong
2013 – Hachette acquires Constable & Robinson
2014 – Hachette acquires Quercus
2015 – Hodder Education acquires Rising Stars
2015 – Hodder & Stoughton acquires Nicholas Brealey
 

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