Meredith Corporation has completed the acquisition of the Allrecipes.com business from The Reader’s Digest Association.
Digest Association will use the net cash proceeds from the sale, after estimated taxes and transaction fees, of approximately $150 million, primarily to repay debt and related fees.
“The sale of Allrecipes accomplishes two important strategic objectives for Reader’s Digest Association – the deleveraging of our balance sheet and the continued transformation of the Company as we refocus our resources on our core media and direct marketing businesses in our North America and International divisions,” said Robert Guth, Reader’s Digest Association president and CEO. “We are grateful to the Allrecipes employees for their contributions to our Company and wish them well in their new home.”
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