30th June 2016

Future plc acquires Imagine Publishing

Miura Holdings Ltd, the parent company of Imagine, was acquired by £14.2M.


The acquisition represents some 179 million new Future shares.

Future also acquired Noble House Media in April, and Blaze Publishing's magazines, websites, and events in May.

Imagine is currently based in Bournemouth, and was formed in 2005.

It includes a portfolio of 19 periodical magazines and 300 bookazines, across History, Science, Creative, Tech, and Games verticals.

Imagine also has a strong licensing, web, and digital edition business.

Brands include 3D Artist, Gadget, Retro Gamer, How It Works, SciFiNow, and Digital Photographer.

Zillah Byng-Thorne, Future plc chief executive said, “This is a unique opportunity to acquire a market leading knowledge, science and technology content business which will complement and expand our capabilities. Imagine has an impressive reputation with 19 periodical magazines and is a world leader in bookazines. The acquisition will enable us to scale significantly our market position in bookazines and will see us enter the knowledge vertical, broadening our reach. The addition of Imagine with its strong management team and quality staff enables us to take a further substantial step towards our strategy of creating content that connects, increasing scale and improving operational efficiency.” 

 

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