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Q to close as Bauer concludes portfolio review

Bauer Media yesterday confirmed the conclusion of its UK Publishing portfolio review, originally announced on 18 May.

Q to close as Bauer concludes portfolio review
The final printed and downloadable digital edition of Q will be issue 415 on sale 28 July.

The magazines and digital properties for Sea Angler, Car Mechanics and Your Horse are to move into new ownership under Kelsey Media. (Your Horse Live, described by Bauer at the “UK’s biggest equestrian shopping event”, does not form part of the sale and remains under Bauer Media’s ownership.)

Modern Classics and Q are to cease publication with immediate effect.

Chris Duncan, CEO UK Publishing, said: “We are pleased to have found such suitable new owners in Kelsey Media who can extend the life of these magazines and we wish the brands and teams every success for the future.

We have been unable to find equivalent new owners for Q and for Modern Classics and have decided to cease publication of these titles with immediate effect. We thank those teams for their work on these iconic titles.

These tough decisions were made to help us recover and rebuild through the Covid-19 crisis. We will continue that process with our remaining portfolio of world class titles.”

The final printed and downloadable digital edition of Q will be issue 415 on sale 28 July, and Modern Classics will be the September issue on sale 29 July.

Q magazine was launched in the UK in 1986 and Modern Classics was launched in 2015.