New Skool Media acquires Columbus Travel
New Skool Media, publisher of magazines, multiple websites and e-commerce products, has acquired 100% of the shares in Columbus Travel. For over 10 years Columbus publishes a travel magazine, has a very interactive website and publishes multiple specials and books. Main Corporate Finance acted as advisor to New Skool Media in this transaction. The credit facility is provided by Rabobank Almere.
Rob Koghee, managing partner of New Skool Media: “With the acquisition of Columbus Travel we add a beautiful special interest domain to our portfolio. Travelling is an activity, with which almost all consumers feel a connection. As a result this will create synergy on both existing as well as future customers of our company. In addition, we believe we can realize growth opportunities for Columbus Travel in the coming years both in print as well as in other media platforms.”
Louise ten Have, editor in chief of Columbus Travel: “We are very happy with the acquisition by New Skool Media. We have found the right partner that can help us realize our growth opportunities.”
About Columbus Travel
Discover the world outside the box. That is the motto of Columbus Travel. With brilliant photography, profound stories and extensive travel information Columbus Travel informs you on the most beautiful places in the world, both far away and nearby. Columbus Travel appears 6 times per year as a magazine and has a very interactive online community.
About New Skool Media
New Skool Media was founded in 2014 through a buy-out of Sanoma Media. The strategy of New Skool Media mainly focusses on publishing media products in special interest domains. New Skool Media is one of the largest multi media publishing companies in the Netherlands. The portfolio consists of 22 well known titles, such as: Fiets, Knipmode (‘Fashion Style’), Truckstar, Seasons, Home & Garden, KIJK, delicious. and Vorsten (‘The Crown’). New Skool Media manages multiple platforms in order to serve specific target audiences and partners with different types of media, such as print, online, mobile, events and e-commerce products. Furthermore, New Skool Media develops new and innovative formats around her brands.