Emap Construct stays put

Earlier this year it looked like Emap’s construction titles might have been on the move as the UK parent media company looked at way to capitalise upon its profitable business-to-business ventures. However, at the weekend I learned (see Guardian story and Emap announcement) that, instead, the group’s radio and consumer magazines have been sold, leaving Emap to become a “focused business-to-business company”. For UK construction industry watchers, this means Emap has retained its interests in publications such as Construction News and New Civil Engineer (and the publications’ team running their conferences and awards events such as the Quality in Construction awards), plus the Interbuild trade-show and Glenigan construction information services.

Update (12 March 2008): In January 2008, it was announced that Emap’s B2B titles, including the construction industry journals, had been acquired by London-based Eden Bidco, a company formed by private equity fund Apax Partners and Guardian Media Group.

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