On Friday, Trinity Mirror confirmed that it was in discussions to acquire Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell, publishers of the Daily Express.
Posted on: 11 September 2017 08:12
Northern & Shell's titles.
The publishing assets of Northern & Shell include: Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star, Daily Star Sunday and also the following magazines: OK!, New! and Star.
The announcement from Trinity Mirror:
Further to the announcement made on 10 January 2017 the Board of Trinity Mirror plc notes that it is now in discussions to acquire 100% of the publishing assets of Northern & Shell and that it has ceased discussions to acquire a minority stake in a new company comprising the publishing assets of Northern & Shell.
There is no certainty that any transaction will be agreed or completed. Any acquisition would require the approval of Trinity Mirror shareholders.
A further announcement will be made when appropriate.
Links / further reading: Read Peter Preston’s take on the announcement, published in the Observer, Northern & Shell, Trinity Mirror
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