Motorcycle News sold to German publishing house

Emap sells magazine and radio businesses for £1.14 billion

Posted: 7 December 2007
by Tim Skilton

EMAP ANNOUNCED today it is selling the company's magazine and radio businesses to German publishing group Heinrich Bauer for £1.14bn.

The company, which produces a variety of two-wheeled publications as well as a plethora of other stuff, also announced this morning that it will not sell its business-to-business arm, which includes trade magazines and exhibitions.

The company added in a statement: "Following the disposal of Emap Consumer Media and Emap Radio, Emap will be a focused b-to-b business. As part of the overall review, Emap assessed all options for Emap Communications, including a possible disposal. However, the board believes that the best value for shareholders will be achieved through continuing to operate this focused business on a standalone basis and, accordingly, the board has terminated all discussions with parties interested in Emap Communications."

Emap put itself up for sale in July following faltering share prices.

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