Dennis Publishing Buys Kiplinger

Dennis Publishing, the U.K.-based owner of The Week, has acquired 99-year-old Kiplinger Washington Editors Inc. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. But among the assets changing hands is Kiplinger’s flagship brand, Kiplinger Personal Finance, which carries a monthly circulation of 600,000, and has been continuously published since 1947.

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DMGT confirms media speculation about the future of their Euromoney stake

Reuters) – The owner of Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper said on Monday that it is considering options for its stake in Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc, but has not yet held discussions with anyone. Daily Mail and General Trust Plc holds more than 49 percent of Euromoney, which provides business-to-business information, and is its largest shareholder and founding investor.

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Hearst Magazines acquires Clevver

Hearst Magazines has bought pop-culture news brand Clevver from Defy Media, which shut down in November. Financials were not disclosed. The deal brings Clevver’s YouTube audience of over 15 million subscribers to the legacy publisher. The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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Comexposium has announced the addition of Indonesia Motorcycle Show to its joint venture partnership with Amara Pameran International

Comexposium has announced the addition of Indonesia Motorcycle Show (IMOS) to its already successful joint venture partnership with Amara Pameran International (API). IMOS, the biggest motorcycle show in Indonesia will pave a new positive energy under the direction of Seven Event, Indonesia’s renowned professional exhibition organizer (PEO), the joint venture platform of Comexposium and API.

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Newly re-branded Savanta acquires Wealth-X Custom

Savanta have announced the acquisition of the Custom Research division of Wealth-X (formerly Ledbury Research).  Following the move, Savanta will be home to a 12-strong Wealth & Luxury Practice led by Torie Bold who will be supported by Winston Chesterfield and a team of 10 Consultants. 

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Mercator acquires Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo to co-locate with Seawork

Mercator Media Limited (Mercator) has agreed to purchase the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo (M&CCE Expo), from the Prysm Group. M&CCE Expo, Europe’s leading event showcasing the latest equipment and techniques in marine civil engineering and construction, is to co-locate with Seawork, Europe’s leading event showcasing the latest equipment and techniques in marine civil engineering and construction

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Vivendi Completes the Acquisition of Editis

Vivendi (Paris:VIV) today announced the closing of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Editis, the second-largest French-language publishing group. The share purchase agreement with the vendor, Spanish group Planeta, was entered into on November 15, 2018, based on an enterprise value of €900 million. The French Competition Authority authorized the transaction unconditionally on January 2, 2019.

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Informa Divests Life Sciences Media Brands Portfolio

Informa, the International Exhibitions, Events, Business Intelligence and Academic Publishing Group, today announces the divestiture of the Life Sciences Media Brands Portfolio that was previously part of UBM plc, to MJH Associates, a leading US-based, independent full-service healthcare education, market research and multi-channel medical communications company, for a consideration of just over $100m.

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RELX group in £200million battle to buy Mack Brooks

According to the Daily Mail: City sources said Mack Brooks, which stages exhibitions and conferences for the transport, chemicals and packaging industries, has been working with PricewaterhouseCoopers advisers on a potential sale in recent weeks. Bankers say publishing giant, the RELX group, has been toughing it out with private equity firm Inflexion in the final stages of a sale process.

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Magazine media M&As – what happened in 2018 in review

FIPP’s annual review of magazine M&A last year. In this industry, change is constant. Though, over the last number of years, we’ve seen increasing numbers of mergers and acquisitions on the media landscape. 2018 was no different, with magazine media marketplaces restructuring, consolidating and diversifying. “You’ve got that kind of thing going on where everyone’s for sale,” Tony Haile, Scroll CEO, told Joe Pompeo at Vanity Fair.

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Hachette acquires SPCK’s Sheldon Press

Hachette UK has acquired the Sheldon Press, a specialist medical, mental health and self-help imprint of the Christian knowledge publisher SPCK. It will become part of John Murray Learning. The deal was completed following the signing of an agreement between SPCK’s board and Hachette UK on Wednesday (2nd January). The sum paid for the list was undisclosed.

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