Seguin Partners Acquires CFO Publishing from The Economist Group

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FDN Database Reference:  F231109-294
Acquirer:  Seguin Partners
ACQ Web:
Location:  USA, Woburn, MA
Region:  North America
Description:  Seguin Partners is a private equity investment firm which focuses on growing companies in certain segments of the business services market including business-to-business information, publishing, media, healthcare, security, and other outsourced business services.
Category:  Private Equity
Contact 1:  Alan Glass, Operating Partner (will become chairman of the board of the new CFO Publishing Holdings, Inc)
Contact 2:  Martin Madden, Managing Partner
Vendor:  The Economist Group
Vendor Web:
Location:  USA, New York, NY
Region:  North America
Description:  The publications and services delivered under The Economist brand are The Economist magazine, The Economist online, Economist Intelligence Unit, Economist Conferences, The World In and Intelligent Life. The Group’s other brands include: CQ-Roll Call Group and European Voice (aimed at decision-makers on Capitol Hill and Brussels respectively) and EuroFinance, a cash and treasury management event business.
Category: Media
Contact 1:  Paul Rossi, Managing Director and EVP of The Economist Group in the Americas
Acquisition  The CFO Group
Acquisition Website:
Location:  USA, Boston, MA
Region:  North America
Description:  CFO is focused on the information needs of C-level and senior finance executives. In addition to CFO magazine, the business includes a fast-growing portfolio of online products and services as well as conferences and custom research and publishing.
Category: Media
Contact 1:  Frank Quigley, will become president and CEO.
Contact 2:  Julia Homer will remain executive vice president and chief content officer
Aprox. Value:  Undisclosed
Details:  Private equity firm Seguin Partners has acquired CFO Publishing, in partnership with CFO’s management, from the Economist Group. According to the terms of the deal, a new company formed by Seguin will acquire CFO’s assets. The Economist Group will retain a substantial minority stake in the new company.
Link: Press Release

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