Incisive Media explores £100m sale

The owner of trade magazine publisher Incisive Media is exploring a £100m sale, seven years after it was seized by its lenders in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Incisive, owned by the private equity firm Alchemy, is working with the City adviser Arma Partners on a strategic review that is expected to lead to an auction process, City sources said

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PE firm Beringer acquires Adweek

Private equity firm Beringer Capital has acquired advertising trade publicationAdweek from Mediabistro Holdings. Terms were not disclosed, but the sale includes nine industry blogs in the Adweek Blog Network: AgencySpy, FishbowlNY, FishbowlDC, GalleyCat, LostRemote, PRNewser, SocialTimes, TVNewser and TVSpy.

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Hibert Publishing Sells Off Magazine Assets

Hibert Publishing has sold Colorado Parent and Westchester Family in two separate deals that owner Gary Hibert said likely mean the end for the company he’s run since Nov. 2012. Parties close to the deals declined to share the terms of sale. Westchester Family, five ancillary publications, and its website were acquired by Community News Group (CNG), a publisher of New York-based magazines and newspapers. The monthly magazine has a circulation of 35,000 and will retain most of its staff

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Zinc Media (Ten Alps) disposes of Grove, a niche publisher

Ten Alps, trading as Zinc Media, the TV and multimedia content producer, today announces the disposal of the trade of Grove House Publishing Limited (“Grove”), one of its publishing subsidiaries, for a cash consideration of £50,000. Ten Alps will also retain certain assets, including the debtor book and cash in Grove, subject to various completion adjustments.

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Immediate rumoured for sale for £300m

According to the Sunday Times, the publisher’s private equity owner Exponent is interviewing advisers for handling the sale that is expected to be completed before the summer.

One of Britain’s biggest magazine publishers, Immediate Media sells 74m magazines every year including BBC titles like Good Food, Homes & Antiques, Gardeners’ World, and Match of the Day among others. The media house also owns other UK consumer titles like Triathlon, Urban Cyclist, You and Your wedding, and Horrible Histories

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Future confirms acquisition of Noble House Media

Future used their Half Year trading update to confirm the acquisition of Noble House Media, a multi-platform publisher specialising in the tech sector. Noble House publish consumer mobile magazine, Mobile Choice, as well as trade magazines Wireless and Mobile, and complementing websites

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Euromoney disposes of its energy publishing business

In a press release Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (“Euromoney”), the international online information and events group, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its energy publishing businesses, Gulf Publishing Company (“Gulf”) in Houston and the Petroleum Economist in London, to a consortium led by Gulf’s CEO, John Royall and media investor Russell Denson, for a cash consideration of $18 million. Euromoney has owned Petroleum Economist since 1989 and Gulf since 2001. The transaction is expected to close on April 30, 2016

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Time inc completes sale of motoring brands to Kelsey

Time Inc. UK today announces the sale of its Motoring brands to Kelsey Media. The deal sees Kelsey acquire VolksWorld, VolksWorld Camper & Bus and VWt, as well as the annual VolksWorld Show and VolksWorld Camper & Bus Show, with immediate effect. There will be no interruption to the publishing schedules of the three print titles

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ATG Media purchases Autometrix Publications

Autometrix publishes two monthly newsstand and subscription titles, Audi Driver and VolksWagen Driver and has two significant events, Audi Driver International incorporating an annual Awards Dinner and Gti International, its flagship event held in July. It also holds a number of track days for enthusiasts across the country

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