Sale of Fortune and Money to happen soon
Meredith Corp., which acquired Fortune and Money magazines from Time Inc., expects to sell them soon, according to comments made Friday after it released its fourth-quarter earnings.
During the company’s conference call, executive chairman Steve Lacy said:
We have made significant progress and anticipate agreements to sell Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money, along with our 60% equity interest in Viant in our early fiscal 2019.
The company’s 2019 fiscal year started July 1.
Meredith put the magazines up for sale in March. At that time, it said, “They have different target audiences and advertising bases, and we believe each brand is better suited for success with a new owner.”