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CN Group

Completion Date
March 2018

Transaction Type
Company Sale

Lead Partner
Nigel McNelly

Background
Advised the shareholders of CN Group on the sale of the business to Newsquest Media Group.

CN Group publishes two daily and five weekly newspapers, in addition to four monthly magazines in Cumbria and Northumberland. It also owns and runs a number of events in the North West of England and operates a printing press in Carlisle.

This transaction completes Opus’ recent involvement with CN Group, having also advised on the sale of the group’s radio stations, The Bay and Lakeland Radio, to Global Media and Entertainment.

Activity
CN Group Ltd. operates three divisions including publishing, radio, and print. The publishing division is responsible for the group's newspaper publishing and associated activities in Cumbria, Northumberland, Northern Lancashire and Scotland. Its print division produces everything from newspapers, magazines and directories to prospectuses, guides and specialist bespoke publications. The radio division operates radio stations.


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