Mark Allen Group to acquire Findlay Media

Details of the acquisition are undisclosed but subject to due diligence, the deal will complete in early April 2014.

The combined turnover of the enlarged business will take MAG’s turnover beyond £25m.

FML will continue to operate from its offices in Dartford, Kent, but senior management will integrate with MAG teams based at Herne Hill, London and Dinton, Wiltshire.

Chairman and founder of MAG Mark Allen said: “The fit is perfect. Findlay Media is a very solid and profitable business, really well run by CEO Peter Knutton and its senior management team.

“Both groups also have fast growing revenues in conferences, exhibitions, events and online.

“It also has an excellent portfolio of magazine brands in UK manufacturing and engineering, a sector currently enjoying a significant renaissance, and these perfectly complement MAG’s portfolio in healthcare, education, business and leisure.”