A Fusion Deal: IPC sells Model Collector and Stamp Magazine to MyHobbyStore.com

IPC Media has confirmed the sale of two further niche and specialist titles, Model Collector and Stamp Magazine to MyHobbyStore.com

Model Collector, the UK’s best-selling die-cast title, offers the avid collector all the essential knowledge to get the most out of their hobby. Accessible, informative and entertaining, Stamp Magazine offers essential information on all aspects of stamp collecting. It features news from the world of philately, auctions and exhibitions and the latest issues and valuable errors as well as readers showcasing their collections.

The deal sees MyHobbyStore acquire the brands – currently published within the IPC Inspire portfolio – with immediate effect. There will be no interruption to the publishing schedule of either title.

MyHobbyStore publishes some of the best known specialist hobby magazines in the UK, including popular titles such as RCM&E, Model Engineer, Model Boats and Good Woodworking.

IPC Inspire managing director Paul Williams says: “MyHobbyStore is a publisher which is passionate about hobbies: the perfect new home for Model Collector and Stamp Magazine. My personal thanks go to both teams for all of their hard work, particularly over the course of the strategic review and acquisition negotiations. They have done a fantastic job and I wish them all the very best for the future.”

MyHobbyStore CEO Owen Davies adds: “Stamp and Model Collector are wonderful additions to our growing portfolio of special interest hobby magazines. Our plan is to grow these sectors by developing online communities and e-commerce opportunities on our leading edge technology platform.

Fusion provided general advice to the owners of MHS.  The Partners responsible for the project were Mark Eisenstadt and Paul Slight.

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