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Kennedy and Signature Publishing Merge

Kennedy and Signature Publishing Merge

Kennedy Publishing is pleased to announce the successful merger of Kennedy and Signature Publishing. Both companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Claverley Group Limited, who provide publishing, print and B2B marketing services to a growing customer base.

Signature Publishing, which was acquired by the group in January 2023, will merge into Kennedy Publishing, with effect from 1 January 2024. The merger will see Kennedy’s portfolio of bestselling preschool, primary and pre-teen magazines grow to 63 titles across the UK and Ireland, as well as in global territories including Australia, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.  

The merger provides an excellent opportunity for us to diversify and expand our already tremendously successful portfolio,” said Dean Barber, Managing Director of Kennedy Publishing. “It enables us to continue delivering valuable learning opportunities to our young readers, cementing the company’s position as the second-largest children’s magazine publisher and building on a solid foundation to set us up for sustained growth for years to come.” 

Established in 2005, Kennedy Publishing has become synonymous with innovation through its successful own-brand magazines, as well as successful licensed titles through partnerships with leading entertainment brands. The publisher has long been recognised for the outstanding quality of its products; printing magazines that provide both educational and entertainment benefits to over 17 million children each year.  

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