The announcement was made by the group, which will no longer have Manuel de Freitas as general director and will have a direction shared by Clara Capitão, editorial director, and Pedro Veiga Ferreira, financial, logistics and systems director.

The current PRH Grupo Editorial Portugal results from the merger, in July 2021, of the companies 20|20 Editora and PRHGE, a union that proved to be “very positive, consolidating the PRH Grupo Editorial as a reference editorial group in the Portuguese publishing market”, says the statement.

“We will continue to pursue the mission of Penguin Random House in Portugal worldwide, which consists of fostering a passion for reading through the publication of books that respond to the diversity of tastes and the needs of a plural society”, states the note.

This publishing group arrived in Portugal in 2014, following the Iberian acquisition of the publishing house Santillana, which had been operating in Portugal since 2008 under the name Editora Objectiva.