ReedPOP acquires Gamer Network

ReedpopReed Exhibitions’ games and pop culture live events division ReedPOP is adding Gamer Network and its portfolio of events, websites, and video channels to its portfolio. The addition of Gamer Network marks ReedPOP’s first expansion beyond the event production business. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Gamer Network is home to editorial and community websites and YouTube channels, including flagship brands Eurogamer, RockPaperShotgun,, VG247, Outside Xbox, Digital Foundry and USgamer. The company also organises the UK’s biggest games event, EGX and the world class indie games event, EGX Rezzed.

The combination of the two portfolios gives ReedPOP the opportunity to combine its live games events across four continents with a worldwide online community of over 50 million monthly users.

Lance Fensterman, global head of ReedPOP said, “Gamer Network is one of the world’s leading voices for gamers and gaming culture. The opportunity to be in business with Rupert Loman and the brands, events and team he has created is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Bringing ReedPOP and Gamer Network together, PAX and EGX together – these are the kinds of mash ups you dream of. We are beyond excited to dream up new concepts that will blow the minds of fans all over the world.”

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MVFMVF, a global customer generation business, has acquired technology news brand, The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2006 by co-founders Frank Gruber and Jen Consalvo, has transformed from a community-building ‘Tech Cocktail’ event to a media brand with millions of readers around the world.

MVF US CEO Bjorn Zellweger said, “With an established brand and engaged audience, []’s the perfect fit for MVF. We’re looking forward to furthering the brand’s reach through our digital marketing expertise, while continuing to invest in great content, bringing the latest tech news and useful resources to even more global readers.” founders Frank Gruber and Jen Consalvo will focus on their work advising, investing, and consulting while they continue to grow Startup of the Year and Innovate Celebrate.

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Pamplin Media Group acquires six weekly newspapers from Eagle Newspapers

pamplinPamplin Media Group, Oregon’s largest community news organization and a subsidiary of R.B. Pamplin Corp., has acquired six weekly newspapers from Eagle Newspapers, a Salem-based company. The newspapers included in the acquisition are: the Canby Herald, Madras Pioneer, Molalla Pioneer, Newberg Graphic, Wilsonville Spokesman and Woodburn Independent.

“We are excited to add these outlets to the family of Pamplin community newspapers,” said Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr., owner of Pamplin eagleMedia Group and R.B. Pamplin Corp. “This acquisition strengthens our ability to share important community news with more residents in more places.”

“Now, we’ll reach half a million print readers each week, and hundreds of thousands more online and through our radio stations,” Pamplin added. “This puts us on equal footing, in terms of reach, with any other media in Oregon. With this acquisition, there’s no media larger in the state than Pamplin Media Group.”

Eagle Newspapers was founded in 1948 by former Oregon Gov. Elmo Smith. Under the leadership of his son, former Congressman Denny Smith, the company grew to 25 holdings in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, including dailies in The Dalles and Sunnyside, Wash. The company also owns four press plants, a mailing service and publishes various other specialty publications and phone books.

Pamplin Media Group also owns the Portland Tribune and 17 other newspapers throughout Portland, including newspapers in Gresham, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Tigard and Clackamas.

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