Media 10 acquires Pro Publishing Media & Events

Media 10Media 10 has acquired Pro Publishing Media & Events Ltd, originally founded by Clara Perry in 2007. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The acquisition will bolsters Media 10’s offering within the kitchen and bathroom sector. Brands include luxury consumer magazine Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom, trade magazine Designer Kitchen & Bathroom, and the Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards event. Digital brands kb-eye.com and kb-network.co.uk also form part of the portfolio, as well as The d List, the Designer Guides and the Utopia Supplements.

All brands will continue to be headed up and managed by Perry under a directorship role of the newly formed kitchen and bathroom division at Media 10 Ltd.

Media 10 CEO Lee Newton said, “With over a million people visiting our events each year from both the trade and consumer markets, we are delighted to be able to join forces with Clara and her excellent team; this partnership puts us in a unprecedented position where all products can take advantage of each other’s strengths to continue to build strong brands across all media platforms within the kitchen and bathroom industry.”

UK, Loughton & Colchester

ITE Group – results for the 6 months to March 2013

ITETrade exhibitions and conferences company ITE Group has announced interim results for the 6 months to March 2013.

Highlights

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  • Like-for-like revenue growth of 10%+ in H1
  • Biennial and event timing impacts H1 profits by -£3.6m
  • Continued strong cash generation: net cash as at 31st March of £21.7m
  • Three recent acquisitions (ABEC in India, Trade-Link and ECMI in Malaysia – see related articles below) in Asia
  • Good forward visibility: £174m of revenue booked for the full year – (£156m this time last year)

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Russell Taylor, CEO of ITE Group plc, commented:

“ITE has delivered a good performance over the first half of the year, delivering solid organic growth in a period which was negatively impacted by biennial and event timing differences. Our three recent acquisitions of ABEC in India, Trade-link and ECMI in Malaysia represents progress in achieving the Group’s strategic aims to expand the Group’s territorial operations in markets with further potential for growth.

The Group has a strong balance sheet and its main markets are trading well. As at 17 May 2013 the Group has booked revenues for the current financial year of £174 million (2012: £156 million), which includes sales from newly acquired businesses as well as organic growth. On a like-for-like basis revenues booked for the full year are 8% ahead of this time last year. The Group is in a strong financial position with continued good trading conditions in our markets the Board has confidence in the full year outcome”.

UK, London

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