20 May 2015

DC Thomson acquires Shortlist Media

DC Thomson has now acquired 100% of print and digital business Shortlist Media Limited (SML). Beginning eight years ago as a five-man independent start-up, SML now boasts a 150-strong enterprise spanning weekly print products, websites, emails, events and international editions. The family-owned Scottish firm were founder investors in Shortlist Media in 2007, alongside a group of financial investors and members of the management team. In December 2013, SML announced a new ownership structure with minority investors divesting their shares and the governance of the company restructuring as a 50/50 joint venture with DC Thomson. In the last 12 months the company has continued to grow and develop under its new structure, with each of its existing brands increasing revenues year-on-year and new lines being introduced. The tablet edition of Stylist launched and became the UK’s most downloaded tablet magazine; the company launched its second overseas edition, Stylist Arabia in the Middle East; and announced the launch of ShortList Middle East which will debut later in 2015. In addition, SML recently revealed plans to bring the Stylist brand to life at Stylist Live, a large-scale four day consumer show at the Business Design Centre in Islington, in October this year.

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