Santillana is the leading textbook and general-interest publishing group in Spain and Latin America, and the most prestigious publisher of literary works in Spanish. With more than 117 million books sold each year, the company has been synonymous with quality, innovation and service to teaching staff since its inception in 1960.
With five decades of experience in the sector and an international presence in 22 countries, Santillana has has consolidated its lead across all publishing segments, and has established deep roots in all of its local and regional markets.
In 2010, Santillana reported record results, with an operating income of 642.25 million euros and EBITDA of EUR 166.35 million (+9.4%). This excellent result was in many ways thanks to the strong growth experienced in Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Argentina.
To further develop its operations in Latin America, in April 2010 Santillana partnered with DLJ South American Partners, who now have a 25% stake.
Since March 2000, Santillana has been part of PRISA, the largest media group in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking markets, and leader in education, news and information, and entertainment.