Emap looks to shed Finance magazines as single portfolio

Emap Business Communications is thought to be renewing efforts to sell its Emap Finance magazine division.

Emap Business Communications is thought to be renewing efforts to

sell its Emap Finance magazine division.



Emap is keen to sell all the titles - Health Insurance, Insurance Age,

International Risk Management, Planned Savings, The Journal and The

Review Worldwide Reinsurance - as one portfolio. This has deterred

prospective buyers, thought to include Timothy Benn Publishing,

publisher of Post Magazine and Reinsurance, VNU, publisher of

Accountancy Age, and Southern Magazines, publisher of Insurance Times

and Global Reinsurance.



Timothy Benn’s managing director Roger Michael would not comment beyond

saying: ’We look at all acquisition opportunities very seriously.’



City Financial Communications, publisher of Investment Week, has ruled

itself out. Chief executive Tim Weller said: ’We are only interested in

businesses to which we can add value. We don’t acquire things for vanity

reasons.’