Lagardère in Talks to Sell French Elle to Czech Media Invest

Elle, the magazine that has helped to shape the tastes and lifestyles of generations of French women, is to be sold to a Czech media group. Lagardère, the publishing and retail conglomerate, said that it had entered into exclusive talks with Czech Media Invest to sell its magazines, which include the French version of Elle. Among the other magazines included in the deal are Femina, also aimed at women, Télé 7 Jours, a television listings guide, and Art & Décoration, which specialises in home improvement.

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Future Publishing Acquires US Content Business NewBay Media

Press release:  SAN FRANCISCO, April 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, today announces it has completed the acquisition of NewBay Media, LLC. NewBay is an information and events business based in New York and London. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry. Its business is mainly in the provision of conferences, magazines, events, digital content and data services. It also has a large consumer division in the Music vertical where it publishes magazines including Bass Player, Guitar World and Electronic Musician.

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Future To Acquire Five Specialist Titles From Haymarket Media Group

Press release:  Future plc (LSE: FUTR), the global platform for specialist media, today announces the proposed acquisition of five specialist consumer titles from Haymarket Media Group – What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome – for a consideration of up to £14m, the majority of which is in the form of cash, with the balance in shares

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KHL Group acquires Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications

Press release:  Global construction information publisher KHL Group is acquiring the USA-based publisher Diesel & Gas Turbine Publication Group (D&GTP).

USA-based D&GTP, founded in 1935 and located in Wisconsin, is a leading publisher of information for the on-highway, off-highway, stationary and marine engine-powered equipment markets. It focuses on the construction and agriculture, power generation and commercial vehicle equipment sectors through its North American magazine Diesel Progress and globally through Diesel Progress International.

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Mark Allen Group snaps up Miles Publishing

Press Release: In the fourth and final deal of 2017, Mark Allen Group (MAG) has acquired the shares of Miles Publishing Limited (MPL) from its owner, Miles Bossom.

MPL, which has been based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, comprises two core products; the market leading brand, Comms Business, and its related event, Channel Live. In future, the company will be based in MA Business’ offices in Dartford, Kent

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