Barry Colman sells National Business Review

Wed, 29 Aug 2012

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) - One of the country's most successful independent publishers, Barry Colman, has sold his flagship title, the National Business Review, to his current chief executive, Todd Scott, for an undisclosed sum. Colman bought the ailing masthead from Fairfax 24 years ago for $1, but the latest transaction is based on a restored product, which has grown online revenues in part by successfully implementing paywalls for exclusive content. Colman told BusinessDesk he had been "in negotiation with Westpac and Todd for a number of we...

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