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Future acquires Imagine Publishing for £14.2m

Imagine’s portfolio includes tech titles Advanced Photoshop, Android Magazine, Gadget, Linux User & Developer, and iCreate
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Future has acquired Imagine Publishing parent Miura for £14.2 million, taking on a number of technology and gaming magazines.

Imagine’s portfolio includes tech titles such as Advanced Photoshop, Android Magazine, Gadget, Linux User & Developer, and iCreate.

The firm also owns big gaming titles like GamesTM, Play, and Retro Gamer.

Following the acquisition of Noble House Media in April and Blaze Publishing’s magazines, websites and events in May, ‘this is a further substantial step in Future’s strategy of creating content that connects, increasing scale and improving operational efficiency’, says the firm.

Based in Bournemouth, Imagine was formed in 2005. It has grown to boast a portfolio of 19 periodical magazines and 300 bookazines across the games, tech, creative, history and science verticals.

Zillah Byng-Thorne, Future plc Chief Executive, said: “This is a unique opportunity to acquire a market leading knowledge, science and technology content business which will complement and expand our capabilities.

“Imagine has an impressive reputation with 19 periodical magazines and is a world leader in bookazines. The acquisition will enable us to scale significantly our market position in bookazines and will see us enter the knowledge vertical, broadening our reach.

“The addition of Imagine with its strong management team and quality staff enables us to take a further substantial step towards our strategy of creating content that connects, increasing scale and improving operational efficiency.”

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