Future Media Group Acquires ‘W’ Magazine

Texas Monthly and Conde Nast’s W magazine each announced they are moving to new ownership today. W magazine will join Surface and Watch Journal under a newly formed media company dubbed Future Media Group. W will operate offices in Paris, Milan and New York with a future bureau to open in Los Angeles, under Future Media Group.

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Informa and IHS Markit swap portfolios

Informa (LSE: INF.L), the International Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Publishing Group, today announces further Progressive Portfolio Management (“PPM”) through an agreement with information services group, IHS Markit, that sees Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence Portfolioexchanged for IHS Markit’s leading portfolio of TMT brands, further enhancing Informa Tech.

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UDG Healthcare has acquired Putnam Associates and Incisive Health

UDG Healthcare plc (“the Group”), a leading international healthcare services provider, is pleased to announce two acquisitions in its Ashfield Communications and Advisory business. Putnam Associates (“Putnam”), a US-based strategic management healthcare consultancy, is being acquired for a total consideration of up to $88.6 million, and Incisive Health, a UK-based healthcare policy and communications consultancy, is being acquired for a total consideration of up to £13.6 million ($17.7 million).

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Huntsworth has announced the acquisition of controlling stakes in Creativ-Ceutical and Kyne Communications

Huntsworth plc, the healthcare and communications group, today announces the acquisition of 70% of Creativ-Ceutical S.A.R.L. (“CC”), a Luxembourg company, from 100% shareholder Avicenne Invest S.A., a company connected to CC’s founder Pr Mondher Toumi for an initial cash consideration of €15.5 million, and the acquisition of 85% of Kyne Communications, LLC and Kyne Communications Limited through direct and indirect interests (together, “KYNE”) from founder and majority shareholder David Kyne and his wife Jacqueline Kyne together with associates for an initial cash consideration of $17.4 million. The Group also announces a successful placing raising gross proceeds of £16.3 million (the “Placing”) to part-fund the acquisitions, with the balance (approximately £12 million) to be funded from existing debt facilities.

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