May 26, 2015 Last Updated 12:33 pm

Gannett owned Newsquest buys Romanes Media Group

The bank holiday is over so its time to make those announcements, I guess. Today Newsquest, the UK newspaper chain owned by Gannett, announced that it had acquired Romanes Media Group (RMG), publishers of newspapers in Scotland, Berkshire and Northern Ireland.

RMG-logoThe deal involves one daily newspaper, 19 paid and nine free weeklies.

“Newsquest is focused on building one of the leading local multi-media publishing businesses in the UK, and I am delighted to welcome Romanes Media Group to the company,” said Henry Faure Walker, Chief Executive of Newsquest. “We operate in separate markets but this portfolio of good quality weekly titles provides a strong fit with plenty of opportunity.”

RMG readership is around 900,000 per week, most of it in Scotland.

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