Hachette Filipacchi Médias acquires Attic Futura

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Levallois, 12 August 2002

On 12th August 2002, the French publishing group Hachette Filipacchi Médias concluded an agreement with Australian printing group PMP Limited for the purchase of PMP’s UK subsidiary, Attic Futura.

Founded in 1989, Attic Futura is the seventh largest magazine publishing group in the UK. Publishing six* titles, it is present in the teen, women’s, and entertainment market segments. A London-based company employing a staff of 130, Attic had a turnover in 2001 of £36,498,000 (57,250,000 Euros).

This latest acquisition represents Hachette’s determination to reinforce its position in the UK, one of Europe’s most dynamic markets (whether viewed in terms of advertising or circulation) and especially in the teen and entertainment market segments. Hachette is also convinced of the synergies to be achieved between Attic’s titles and the Hachette titles (Elle, Elle Decoration, and Elle Girl) currently published in the UK.


*Titles published by Attic Futura:

Sugar

(a monthly for girls between the ages of 12 and 16 – circulation: 385,000 – segment: Teenage Girls);
Inside Soap: (bi-weekly – circulation: 246,000 – segment: TV/ Soap Entertainment);
All About Soap (monthly – circulation: 111,500 – segment: TV/Soap Entertainment);
tvhits! (monthly – circulation: 151,300 – segment: Teenage Entertainment);
cd:uk (monthly – circulation: 130,000 – segment: Teenage Entertainment);
B (monthly – circulation: 192,700 – segment – Young Women’s).

Press contacts:

Hachette Filipacchi Médias
Marie Muzard, Aurélie Olivier
Telephone: (France) +33 1 41 05 09 60
Fax: +33 1 41 05 09 67

Attic Futura
Sue Asbury, Paul Downey
Telephone: (London) +44 020 7664 6543/45

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