Talentum acquires Tietokone magazine from Sanoma Magazines

| Source: Talentum Oyj

Helsinki, Finland, 2013-11-28 08:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  

Talentum Oyj      Press release      28 November 2013 at 09:00 am

Talentum acquires Tietokone magazine from Sanoma Magazines

Talentum acquires Tietokone magazine from Sanoma Magazines. The acquisition strengthens Talentum’s market leader position in Finnish ICT media for professionals. The acquisition price will not be published.
Tietokone magazine fits in Talentum’s product portfolio as a periodical for ICT professionals. Tietokone becomes a part of Talentum’s ICT magazine family, which at the moment includes Tietoviikko and ClO directed at ICT professionals and management and MPC, which focuses on information and communications technology appliances and services.
”Tietokone magazine offers strong journalism to its readers and completes Talentum’s product range in a great way. In the future we have four strong brands in the ICT field: Tietokone, Tietoviikko, MPC and CIO. During following months we will think over together with our readers and media customers what kind of product portfolio serves best all our customers in the future”, comments Tuomas Hämäläinen, Director of Magazine Business Finland.
Tietokone is a periodical directed at ICT professionals and it has 98,000 readers. Tietokone transfers to Talentum as of 1 January 2014. In connection with the acquisition, three journalists of Tietokone magazine transfer to Talentum’s service as old employees. Tietokone magazine’s editorial office will be combined with the editorial office of Talentum’s ICT magazines. Magazine’s new Editor-in-Chief is Mikko Torikka.
”I welcome Tietokone magazine’s talented journalists to Talentum. Together we will create and develop an ever stronger entity of ICT medias”, says Editor-in-Chief Mikko Torikka.
In addition to print and online pages, Talentum’s ICT medias are also available in Talentum’s digital service Summa.
Summa is Talentum’s new digital service, which combines Talentum’s magazines, books and online content into one content service. Summa contains all familiar brands, such as Talouselämä, Tekniikka&Talous and Tietoviikko, and new comprehensive subject channels with which users can tailor Summa according to their needs.

Talentum Oyj
For more information, please contact:
Tuomas Hämäläinen, Director, Magazine Business Finland
+358 40 342 4435
Mikko Torikka, Editor-in-Chief, ICT magazines
+358 40 342 4362


Talentum is a publisher and producer of information for professionals, aiming to be the largest and most profitable player in its field in the Nordic countries and other selected markets. Talentum Group’s net sales totalled EUR 77.2 million in 2012. Talentum Group employs some 750 people in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, the Baltic countries and Russia. Talentum's media in Finland are Talouselämä, Arvopaperi, Fakta, Tekniikka&Talous, MikroPC, Tietoviikko, Markkinointi&Mainonta, Metallitekniikka, Mediuutiset and Tekniikan Historia while in Sweden it publishes Affärsvärlden, Ny Teknik, Dagens Media, Lag&Avtal, Arbetarskydd and Teknikhistoria. Talentum is also the leading publisher of a wide range of legal and professional literature and an instructor in the legal field. Talentum Events is a leading provider of events and training for business management and experts. Talentum Oyj is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Oy.