HarperCollins Publishers has purchased the remaining shares of HarperCollins Brasil, a 10-year joint venture with the Brazilian publisher Ediouro, and will take full ownership of the house, with plans to move its headquarters to Rio de Janeiro’s financial center.

Based in Rio de Janeiro, HarperCollins Brasil will operate independently going forward, but will continue to partner with Ediouro for warehousing and logistics. On January 9, HarperCollins Brasil will move its headquarters to Rua da Quitanda, in Rio’s financial center.

HarperCollins Brasil was originally formed as a joint venture that combined the existing operations of Thomas Nelson Brasil and Harlequin Brasil with Ediouro’s commercial trade publishing list and personnel. The house has more than 2,500 titles in print.

Brian Murray, president and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, said: “While we have enjoyed a successful relationship with Ediouro, we are very pleased to take full ownership of HarperCollins Brasil. We see Brazil as an area of growth both for titles from our global imprints being published into the region, as well as for local authors. We are excited about this new structure and the new home for the organization.”