Mark Allen Group has announced the acquisition of 13 publications from Elsevier Limited.
The portfolio includes four magazines, along with nine newsletters, which will all now come under the MA Business umbrella.
The publications include magazines: Metal Powder Report, Reinforced Plastics, World Pumps and Filtration & Separation; and the newsletters: Additives for Polymers, Biometric Technology Today, Computer Fraud and Security, Filtration Industry Analyst, Fuel Cells Bulletin, Membrane Technology, Network Security, Pump Industry Analyst, and Sealing Technology.
As part of the deal, two editorial staff members will transfer from Elsevier.
However, it will be run by Jon Benson, who is Mark Allen Group’s COO and the company’s MD. Group Content director, Graham Johnson, will also be at hand to assist with publications.
Executive chairman of the Mark Allen Group, Mark Allen, discussed the importance of this portfolio within each of the title’s given industries.
He said: “This Elsevier portfolio, with a combination of institutional and corporate subscriptions, as well as advertising, offers us an excellent opportunity to provide these publications with the additional care and attention that we can provide.”
This point was echoed by Ben Allen, Mark Allen Group CEO.
He also discussed the future of the team, adding: “With Jon and Graham fully engaged, we have two-star performers who, with their brilliant teams, will drive this portfolio to new heights. I am excited by the prospects that lie ahead and in working closely with Jon, Graham and their teams.”
Mark Allen consists of more than 100 magazines, with this acquisition adding to their 2020 purchase of Farmers Weekly.