Contentive, the parent company of PaymentEye and portfolio company of venture builder Blenheim Chalcot, has acquired Accountancy Age and Financial Director from Incisive Media.
This is the second high-profile acquisition Contentive has made from Incisive in recent months; earlier in 2015 the digital media company added ClickZ and Search Engine Watch to its portfolio of B2B publishing platforms.
The Accountancy Age and Financial Director teams will join existing Contentive employees in their Hammersmith office. Tristan Hilderley, Contentive’s newly appointed Managing Director of Business Media, will lead the integration.
Charles Mindenhall, co-founder of Blenheim Chalcot, said: “We are delighted to welcome our new colleagues at Accountancy Age and Financial Director. We are looking forward to continuing to grow and develop these great businesses, serving the accounting and financial director communities worldwide.”
Tim Weller, chairman and CEO of Incisive Media, added: “The founders of Blenheim Chalcot have an extraordinary track record of building and developing successful businesses, and I could not think of a better new owner of Accountancy Age and Financial Director. Blenheim Chalcot will continue to invest in and develop the brands. I would like to thank the team for their loyalty and hard work over the years and wish them well in their new home.”
Blenheim Chalcot, which has roots in internet services group Netdecisions, has successfully built over 25 companies in a variety of sectors. Today Blenheim Chalcot companies have sales of over £300m and employ in excess of 3,000 people.
Contentive is Blenheim Chalcot’s media branch, providing a mix of news, events, intelligence and training across digital marketing, digital finance and other business verticals.
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