Mark Allen Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of 13 magazines and newsletters from Elsevier Limited, part of the RELX Group. Financial terms have not been disclosed. This portfolio comprises four magazines - Metal Powder Report, Reinforced Plastics, World Pumps

and Filtration & Separation - and nine newsletters - Additives for Polymers, Biometric Technology Today, Computer Fraud and Security, Filtration Industry Analyst, Fuel Cells Bulletin, Membrane Technology, Network Security, Pump Industry Analyst, and Sealing Technology. The publications will come under the umbrella of MA Business, a vital part of the Mark Allen Group, which is run by the group’s COO and this company’s MD, Jon Benson. Jon will be assisted on the editorial side by the group’s content director, Graham Johnson, the former MD of UKi. In addition, under the terms of the acquisition, two editorial staff will be transferring from Elsevier. Mark Allen consists of more than 100 magazines and numerous events and awards in 12 different sectors. Its last acquisition in early 2020, also from RELX, was Farmers Weekly. In 2019-20, a year affected towards the end by the Covid-19 pandemic, Mark Allen reported an EBITDA of £8.4 million on a turnover of £54.6 million.