ABOUT US

175 years of progress - 175 years of discovery

We are a global and progressive business, founded on a heritage of trusted and respected brands – including Springer, founded in 1842, Macmillan, founded in 1843 and Nature, first published in 1869.

Nearly two centuries of progress and advancement in science and education have helped shape the business we are today. Research and learning continues to be the cornerstone of progress, and we will continue to open doors to discovery through trusted brands and innovative products and services. Springer Nature Group was created in May 2015 through the combination of Nature Publishing Group, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.

The main shareholders of Springer Nature are Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and BC Partners. Holtzbrinck, a family-owned company based in Stuttgart, holds a majority share of 53 per cent.

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Key contacts and locations

Executive Team

Executive Team

Our Executive Team takes responsibility for delivering the business strategy and our global operations. Find out more about the senior team here.

Press Office

Press Office

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Our business areas

Research

Research

As a research publisher we are advancing discovery by publishing robust and insightful research, developing new areas of knowledge and making research accessible

Education

Education

Macmillan Education has been advancing learning for over 175 years. Today, across our curriculum, language learning and higher education divisions, we build strong partnerships with educators and strive to provide the highest quality books, content and tools for school and university students around the world. 

Professional

Professional

For professional communities, we are advancing achievement by being a leading provider of content and technology solutions in the areas of medicine, transport, engineering and business.