Keesing is the largest publisher of puzzle magazines in Europe, with an annual print run of 96 million magazines, says AdvantageCS. Based in Amsterdam, Keesing offers a wide range of puzzle magazines in many languages and countries including the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Hungary and the United Kingdom.
Founded in 1911 by the Amsterdam-based journalist Isaäc Keesing, it remained a family-owned business until 2006, when it was purchased by TMG (Telegraaf Media Groep), a large Dutch media group. In 2017, Keesing was acquired by Ergon Capital Partners III, although TMG retains a 30% stake in the new partnership.
Keesing’s 761 titles include crossword, arroword, cryptics, sudoku, logic puzzles, dot-to-dot, and coloring books for both children and adults.
Keesing will be using AdvantageCS solutions to manage their subscription business, including print and online.