Dennis Publishing acquires Health & Fitness magazine

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FDN Database Reference:  F231109-297
Acquirer:  Dennis Publishing
ACQ Web:
Location:  United Kingdom, London
Region:  Europe
Description:  Independent publisher, founded in 1974. The group consists of a number of operating companies in both the UK and USA.
Category:  Media Owner
Contact 1:  Felix Dennis, Chairman
Contact 2:  James Tye, Chief Executive
Contact 3:  Brett Reynolds, Chief Operating Officer
Contact 4: Ian Leggett, Group Finance Director

Vendor:  Hubert Burda Media UK Ltd
Vendor Web:
Location:  United Kingdom, Colchester
Region:  Europe
Business Sold: Health & Fitness
Description:  Health and Fitness is a magazine aimed at women who enjoy sports, fitness, nutrition and healthy living. Covering everything from eating well, to workout guides and gym style, the magazine mixes inspirational fitness advice with aspirational sports personality interviews. Health & Fitness has an ABC audited circulation of 35,436 copies from January to July 2009, an increase of over 15% on the last period.
Category: Media Owner
Contact:  Luke Patten, Managing Director
Aprox. Value:  Undisclosed
Details:  The acquisition of Health & Fitness extends Dennis Publishing’s fitness presence in the UK, which already includes the fast-growing Men’s Fitness magazine and website, events and numerous MagBook publications. Dennis Publishing also announced in September last year that it had acquired the Men’s Fitness brand in the UK and Ireland and had entered into a co-operative licensing agreement with American Media, to license the Men’s Fitness brand worldwide.
Link: Press Release

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