Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Annex Business Media buys three b2b titles from Annex-Newcomb LP

Annex Business Media has acquired OHS Canada, Pipeline and Autovision magazines from Annex-Newcom LP of Toronto. 

The purchase of the three titles all-but wraps up the partnership created to manage the acquisition of Glacier's Business Information Group (BIG) in early 2015. (Announcements are expected in the next week about three further titles that would allow Annex to move into new industrial sectors.)

The staff of the three magazines will be joining Annex. 
Autovision is a luxury and fleet automobile magazine with a unique distribution model to target C-suite and high net-worth individuals and fleet buyers across Canada. OHS Canada is Canada’s leading occupational health and safety magazine. Pipeline is Canada’s occupational health and safety online resource dedicated entirely to the oil and gas sector.
“These are established brands with experienced teams and deep connections in their industries," said Ted Markle, Annex COO. "They also fit well with many of our existing businesses. Safety is a central issue in all the business sectors we serve, while our unparalleled reach into Canada’s business elite is a natural fit for Autovision.” 
Annex Business Media is Canada’s largest and fastest growing business-to-business media company, with almost 60 brands and diversified revenue streams that spans print, digital, video, email, research, book distribution, commercial printing and events.  
Annex, in partnership with Newcom Business Media acquired 67 trade publications, related websites and digital assets from Glacier Media Inc. in January 2015, giving it more than 100 properties. Some of these included titles bought by Glacier in 2011 in a purchase from Rogers Publishing Limited. Previously, it had acquired some 14 magazines from the breakup of CLB Media, such as Canadian Security and Canadian Electronics.  And, in 2013, Annex bought  PrintAction magazine from Youngblood Publishing. 
Since then Annex has been both adding and divesting individual titles to its portfolio depending on perceived strategic fit.  For instance, in February 2016 it sold two of its metalworking brands --Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating and Welding -- to U.S. based FMA. And last October it bought Blue Line an independently owned law enforcement magazine .

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