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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Hearst has agreed to acquire Gruner + Jahr Netherlands

Hearst has agreed to acquire Gruner + Jahr Media Netherlands, which publishes print and digital editions of media brands including Glamour, Vogue, JAN, Designer Vintage, National Geographic and Quest as well as custom content activities. The brands and all other activities will become part of Hearst Magazines and will be published through Hearst Netherlands, which reaches an audience of 5.5 million through brands such as Cosmopolitan

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Reed Business Information agrees to divest several websites and magazines

Reed Business Information (RBI) has announced today that it has agreed to divest,, Occupational Health & Wellbeing, and the Recruitment Advertising Awards, and their associated products, services and events, to DVV Media International Limited, the UK professional publishing division of Rheinishe Post. Terms were not disclosed.

This decision reflects RBI’s continuing strategic priority of focusing on its data and analytics business.

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Electric Word is going private in a deal worth £16.58m

In a RNS this morning Electric Word has announced that it has agreed to its sale to a newly incorporated company controlled by owned and controlled by Riccardo Silva and Marco Auletta of Silva International for a total sum of approximately £16.58m. Since disposals of other assets last year Electric Word’s sole business has been SportBusiness, a name which the business will now revert to.

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