New owners for Canadian business-to-business publications

LAW TIMES, CANADIAN LAWYER, CANADIAN LAWYER INHOUSE and CANADIAN LAWYER 4STUDENTS are among the titles included in a massive sell-off of CLB Media by the Canadian company Cartwright Group Ltd.  A number of magazines will shift to new owners.

The lucrative Canada Law Book has been sold to Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business located in Toronto, Canada.  The sale includes four magazine titles:
LAW TIMES, CANADIAN LAWYER, CANADIAN LAWYER INHOUSE and CANADIAN LAWYER 4STUDENTS.

CANADIAN LAWYER is a monthly national magazine for lawyers (CANADIAN LAWYER INHOUSE and CANADIAN LAWYER 4STUDENTS are line extensions).  LAW TIMES is a weekly newspaper for lawyers, published only in Ontario.  Also included in the sale are CLB Media’s legal directories, including the Canadian Law List.  There is no information on whether jobs in this division will be affected or not.

The remaining CLB Media portfolio of over 20 trade magazines and websites serving the industrial/manufacturing, security and automotive sectors are being sold to Annex Publishing & Printing Inc. The deal is expected to close at the end of August.

Titles include AM ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, CANADIAN ELECTRONICS, DESIGN PRODUCT NEWS, ELECTRICAL BUSINESS, MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION, MP&P, PIQ, NETWORK CABLING, CANADIAN SECURITY, SP&T NEWS, CANADIAN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, WORKPLACE, CANADIAN AUTO DEALER, AFFAIRE’S AUTOMOBILES, PLANT ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE, RESOURCE ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE, ENERGY MANAGEMENT, GREEN BUSINESS, LOGGING MANAGEMENT, and MILL PRODUCT NEWS.

Annex said there are no plans for staff changes and CLB Media will remain headquartered in Aurora, Ontario until an assessment is completed.

WOODWORKING and CANADIAN KITCHEN AND BATH magazines are not included in the deal between Annex and CLB Media.  Publisher Bert Kleiser purchased those titles.  Only one job will be affected by that transaction.

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