CMA clears Key acquisition

Key Publishing has announced that the Competition and Markets Authority has cleared Key Publishing’s acquisition of Kelsey Publishing’s aviation and military history portfolio.

The purchase involved three regular frequency titles published by Kelsey (Aeroplane Monthly, Classic Military Vehicle and Jets) together with a number of Specials and Bookazines in the areas of aviation and military history.

Commenting on the outcome, Adrian Cox, Managing Director of Key Publishing said: “We are extremely happy that the CMA has come to this decision. We know that there is a natural fit and synergy with our extensive range of specialist leisure publications and have always felt that Key was the right home for these titles. We are excited about eventually having the opportunity to properly integrate these titles into our portfolio and to make the most of the cross-marketing opportunities available to us.”