Future snaps up A&S titles in £6m swoop

Future has bought A&S Publishing, which includes 11 motoring magazines, for nearly £6m, it was announced this week.

It is the company’s third acquisition in two months, and will enable Future’s expansion into the motoring sector.

Seven
of the A&S titles are monthly consumer motoring mags, including
Classic Ford , Mini Magazine, Total Vauxhall, and Total BMW.

Robert
Price, managing director of Future, said: “This is another step in
Future’s exciting growth phase and builds on the success of our own
motoring title, Redline. It’s an area we’ve been looking to expand into
for some time and the A&S titles will give us immediate critical
mass in the motoring segment.”

Future has stated that there are no plans to close any titles and that consultation will take place with all staff.

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