This is the first I'm hearing of this! Apparently the two behemoth publishers are currently in talks to merge, nothing decided as of yet. Hit up the article below:
Penguin-Random House Merger Talks: Rumors Confirmed
October 25, 2012
Pearson notes recent media coverage regarding Penguin, its consumer publishing division, and Random House (part of Bertelsmann). Pearson confirms that it is discussing with Bertelsmann a possible combination of Penguin and Random House. The two companies have not reached agreement and there is no certainty that the discussions will lead to a transaction. A further announcement will be made if and when appropriate.
If anything changes, I hope it's for the better, resulting in more opportunities for poor starving illustrators like me.