Acquisition of Evegate Publishing and Vineyard Magazine Ltd


Kelsey Media Limited has announced the acquisition of Evegate Publishing Ltd and Vineyard Magazine Ltd. The deal¬†sees Kelsey Media take over ownership, with immediate effect, of¬†South East Farmer,¬†Farm Machinery, South East¬†Business,¬†Vineyard Magazine, and other associated magazines and activities.¬†There will be no interruption to the publishing schedules of these titles.Kelsey’s portfolio encompasses 65-plus brands,¬†and the company has a major presence in the farm machinery¬†sector with the English language edition of profi International, Tractor & Machinery and many other farm¬†machinery enthusiast magazines, websites and events.Clive Rabson, retiring owner of Evegate and Vineyard¬†said: “I know that¬†Kelsey Media is passionate about publishing¬†and is the perfect new home for these well-respected brands. I wish all the staff the very best for the future.”¬†¬†Jamie McGrorty, who¬†takes over the¬†role¬†of¬†commercial manger and publisher, says: “We look forward to¬†driving¬†growth for all our advertisers as we continue to develop our¬†business alongside profi and Tractor & Machinery.”

Steve Wright, chief executive of Kelsey Media¬†added: “We are delighted to welcome these brands and their staff to¬†our business.Acquiring these magazines and associated activities is an important part of our strategy to focus on¬†our core strengths.”