Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C. (“Haynes”), the worldwide market leader in the production and
sale of automotive and motorcycle repair manuals, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the
assets of Clymer and Intertec Manuals (“Clymer”) from Penton Business Media Inc. (“Penton”)
for $9.25 million (£5.85 million) to be satisfied by cash and debt. Clymer is located in Overland
Park, Kansas in the United States.
Founded by Floyd Clymer (1895-1970), Motorcycle Hall of Fame’s ‘pioneer in the sport of motorcycling’ Clymer is the global market leader in sales of DIY repair manuals for Motorcycle
owners. It also has a significant share of the DIY Marine (Inboard and Outboard) Manuals
market; publishes a range of DIY manuals for personal watercraft and snowmobiles; and, under
the Intertech name, publishes manuals for farm equipment including Tractors, publishing 432
manuals across thousands of models in digital and print. For the financial year ended 31
December 2012, Clymer had net assets of $2.8 million (£1.8 million), unaudited revenue of $4.3
million (£2.7million) and unaudited pre-tax profitability of $1.0 million (£0.633million).
Complementing its existing successful manuals business, this acquisition will further strengthen
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