CRN and CPI join forces with CRN US to create a true transatlantic channel brand

CPI can announce that our scope and resources will be expanding with the impending merger of Channel Partner Insight and sister title CRN UK with CRN US

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Blaine Raddon, CEO, The Channel Company
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Blaine Raddon, CEO, The Channel Company

CRN UK and its sister title Channel Partner Insight were today acquired by the owner of the market-leading CRN US - reuniting the transatlantic family.

The 40-year-old Channel Company have bought both media brands, along with IT end user brand Computing, from UK-based Incisive Media.

CEO of The Channel Company, Blaine Raddon (pictured), said, "We are excited to add Incisive's technology channel brands to our portfolio, and believe the reunification of the US and UK CRN brands will provide substantial benefit to our audiences and clients."

He added: "This acquisition gives us the opportunity to link Incisive's Computing brand with our Midsize Enterprise Services brand in a powerful, connected, global end-user community."

"Altogether, the acquisition results in a leading position for The Channel Company in content and events in both the US and EMEA."

The Channel Company is backed by investment funds managed by US-based Eagle Tree Capital.

A second Eagle Tree company, Arc, has acquired the rest of Incisive Media, including its stable of UK-based finance and sustainability titles. These include Investment Week and BusinessGreen.

Arc is a global events, data and media platform best known in the UK for its portfolio of agricultural titles, including the market-leading title Farmers Guardian and associated events.

Jonathon Whiteley, CEO of Incisive Media, said: "Following a very successful period of growth over the last few years, Incisive Media is now ready for its next stage of development.

"The global platforms of Arc and The Channel Company offer natural homes for Incisive Media's brands and people.

"Our audience and customer centric approach to growing and supporting the end markets that we serve fits squarely with the philosophies of both Arc and The Channel Company. This split allows us to support that growth in a relevant and focused way.''

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