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Lonsdale Capital Partners has announced its latest acquisition of a majority stake in the leading Irish educational publisher, CJ Fallon.

Established in 1927 and based in Dublin, CJ Fallon works with a network of authors to develop educational textbooks which it distributes through schools and bookshops. It has a strong and recognisable brand in Ireland and is the market leader in the primary schools market.

Lonsdale is backing the current management team, led by Brian Gilsenan. Brian has been with the business for 5 years and has had a long career in publishing, sales and marketing, having previously established a publishing business, specialising in educational books.