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Monday 03 June, 2019

Centaur Media PLC

Centaur completes disposal

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Centaur Media PLC
03 June 2019
 

03 June 2019

 

Centaur Media Plc

 

Centaur completes disposal of engineering portfolio to Mark Allen Group for £2.5m

 

Centaur Media Plc ("Centaur" or the "Group"), an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy, today announces that it completed the sale of its engineering portfolio, including The Engineer and Subcon, on 31 May 2019.

 

As announced last month, the purchaser is Mark Allen Group, an information services company which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, events, exhibitions and websites. The consideration was £2.5m in cash, subject to customary post-completion adjustments.

 

The disposal is part of the divestment process that began after Centaur concluded a strategic review in October and decided to focus on its leading brands to improve operational execution. Together with the recently announced sales of its financial services, HR businesses and travel and meetings exhibitions, the Group has raised £21.75m in aggregate. In addition, the sale of Centaur's smaller businesses will enable the simplified Group to make significant cost reductions, which are expected to create further shareholder value.

 

Negotiations for the sale of The Lawyer are continuing and Centaur will provide an update in due course. As previously disclosed, Centaur will consider the best use for the sale proceeds once the divestment process is complete.

 

 

Enquiries

 

Centaur Media Plc   

 

Andria Vidler, Chief Executive Officer    

020 7970 4000

Swag Mukerji, Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

Teneo  

 

Paul Durman/Rebecca Hislaire  

020 7420 3144

 

 

Note to editors

 

Centaur

Centaur is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy that inspires and enables people to excel at what they do, raising the standard for insight, interaction and impact.

 

Leading brands include: Econsultancy, Marketing Week, Festival of Marketing, MarketMakers, Creative Review, Influencer Intelligence, Fashion & Beauty Monitor, The Lawyer and Oystercatchers.


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