Grupo LeYa is a Portuguese multinational book publishing company established in January 2008 as a holding company incorporating some of the biggest Portuguese and Brazilian publishers and two of the largest African publishers.[2] LeYa is the largest general-interest trade book publisher but it also publishes fiction, nonfiction and children’s books, being also one of the most important Portuguese textbook and study book publisher.[3]

Isaias Gomes Teixeira a Board Member, has announced in 2008, that the LeYa's revenue target was circa 90M Euros and that they aimed to publish around 1,000 different books in 2008.[4]

Some of the notable authors Grupo Leya represents are some of the most renowned writers in the Portuguese-speaking world, including Lobo Antunes, José Eduardo Agualusa amongst others.


  • Texto Editores created in 1977, based in Amadora, Portugal.
  • Edições Asa, founded in 1951 and acquired in 2007
  • Editorial Caminho, founded in 1975, acquired in 2007 and best known for publishing José Saramago works.
  • Dom Quixote, founded in 1965 and acquired from Planeta in 2007.
  • Gailivro, founded in 1987 and acquired in 2007.
  • Nova Gaia, founded in 1985 and acquired in 2007.
  • Oficina do Livro and Casa das Letras, the former publishing company of Diário de Notícias, acquired in 2008.
  • Academia do Livro
  • Caderno
  • Estrela Polar
  • Livros d'Hoje
  • Lua de Papel
  • Ndjira, from Mozambique
  • Novagaia
  • Nzila, from Angola
  • Quinta Essência
  • Sebenta
  • Teorema


It was announced in August 2011, that Trilantic Capital Partners $66m purchase of a minority stake in Grupo LeYa in January [5]