IPC Media has sold its Wedding and Wedding Flowers magazines to Hubert Burda Media UK.
The sale comes as the result of IPC’s decision to sell off most of its niche and specialist titles which has now seen 18 titles offloaded to smaller publishing houses in the last two months.
Luke Patten, CEO of Hubert Burda Media UK, says: ‘We are delighted to add Wedding and Wedding Flowers to our portfolio, and look forward to welcoming the entire team to our High Holborn office.
‘Laying claim to 25 successful years already, both titles will be receiving significant investment in order to improve and expand the brands even further.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed however IPC said agreement would see Burda acquire the brands – currently published within the IPC Southbank portfolio – with immediate effect. There will be no interruption to the publishing schedule of the titles.
Jackie Newcombe, IPC Southbank managing director, said: ‘It has been a pleasure to work with Catherine Westwood and her team over the past few years; they are hugely talented and have produced two magazines of real quality for IPC Southbank.
‘I know that I speak for all my colleagues in wishing them well in their new home and I would like to thank them personally for their contribution to our business.”