G/O Media, which operates on the web qualities this sort of as Deadspin, Gizmodo and Jezebel, is obtaining on the net business news internet site Quartz, marking yet another transfer in the consolidating electronic-media landscape.
Representatives from G/O Media and Quartz declined to disclose the deal price tag.
the chief government at Quartz, will remain at the enterprise as its editor in chief. There will be no personnel cuts owing to the sale, he claimed in a letter to staff. The Quartz newsroom will remain independent and concentrated on world wide small business information and assessment, he stated.
“Joining a much larger firm will give much more assets for our most strapped groups at Quartz and much more possibilities for profession development throughout the new enterprise,” Mr. Seward said in the letter.
The deal is portion of a wave of consolidation in media as publishers find scale to compete with
’s Google and Meta Platforms Inc.’s Fb, even though setting up out new features this sort of as those focused on e-commerce and licensing.
In the past yr, IAC/InterActiveCorp.’s Dotdash acquired magazine giant Meredith, Vox Media obtained Team Nine Media and BuzzFeed Inc. went community by using a particular-objective-acquisition company in an work to elevate revenue to fund discounts.
After the Quartz offer, G/O will very own 12 publications, which include automotive information web-site Jalopnik, satirical news publication The Onion and Black news and tradition site The Root.
The publisher claimed it appeals to 95 million distinctive regular readers. Quartz said it has 10 million regular site visitors.
Founded in 2012 by Atlantic Media, Quartz has experienced quite a few entrepreneurs in its decade of existence.
“This is the 3rd time Quartz has been offered,” Mr. Seward said in his letter.
In 2018, Quartz was marketed to
, a Japanese money intelligence and media firm. Then two years afterwards, Uzabase bought Quartz to Mr. Seward and Editor in Main Katherine Bell in a management buyout.
In his letter to staff members, Mr. Seward explained Ms. Bell was leaving her function as editor in chief but would continue to serve as an adviser to Quartz.
“After having Quartz personal in 2020, we had sought to elevate cash and stay on our very own,” Mr. Seward claimed. “Selling was not the plan, but it grew to become the really greatest path for Quartz, and for all of you, when we started talking to G/O previously this calendar year.”
Mr. Seward previously worked for The Wall Road Journal.
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Appeared in the April 29, 2022, print edition as ‘Business Information Web site Quartz Ordered by G/O Media.’