CurtCo Publishing LLC has sold San Diego Magazine Publishing Co. to San Diego Magazine LLC
James L. Fitzpatrick, former President & CEO and publisher of San Diego magazine, and Milt and Frank Jones, owners of Palm Springs, CA-based Desert Publications Inc. and regional titles throughout the West, today announced an agreement to acquire the assets of San Diego Magazine Publishing Co., owners of the San Diego Magazine and publishers of a series of custom-publishing titles.
“We will continue to strengthen our position as the established ‘must-read’ for residents and visitors of San Diego,” said Fitzpatrick, who sold San Diego Magazine to CurtCo Media in 2005 and will head publishing operations for San Diego Magazine LLC. “As the leading monthly publication in San Diego for 62 years, we will expand on the strength of the brand and emerging digital media to provide value to our readers and advertisers.”
Desert Publications Inc. publishes Palm Springs Life, Desert Guide, Pebble Beach: The Magazine, Newport Beach Visitors Guide, Houston Visitors Guide, a variety of custom publications, and annual hardbound, in-room GuestLife publications in Monterey Bay, California; New Mexico, Houston and El Paso, Texas; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
|Transaction Type||M&A Sell-side|
|Client||San Diego Magazine Publishing Co.|
|Sold to||San Diego Magazine, LLC|