Incisive Media acquired by private equity backed companies

Incisive Media and its titles have been acquired by two media and events businesses, which are in-turn both backed by the private quity firm, EagleTree. Under the terms of the deal, the publisher’s finance and sustainability brands have been bought by UK-based company Arc, with its technology titles going to US-based The Channel Company. 

Arc’s acquired titles include Investment Week, Professional Pensions, Professional Adviser, Cover, International Investment, Financial Services Forum and BusinessGreen. Incisive’s technology titles, including Computing, CRN and Channel Partner Insight (CPI) have been acquired by The Channel Company. This deal reunites CRN with its market-leading US counterpart – also called CRN.

Incisive CEO Jonathon Whiteley said: “Following a very successful period of growth over the last few years, Incisive Media is now ready for its next stage of development. The global platforms of Arc and The Channel Company offer natural homes for Incisive Media’s brands and people.” 

“Our audience and customer-centric approach to growing and supporting the end markets that we serve fits squarely with the philosophies of both Arc and The Channel Company. This split allows us to support that growth in a relevant and focused way.’’

Incisive was first founded in the UK in 1994, with the launch of Investment Week. It has since then existed through numerous private and public iterations, and recently announced the launch of a new sustainable investment platform, designed to connect all of those involved in responsible investing. 

Full details on the acquisition can be found here


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