Alma Media Corporation Press release 5 February 2016 at 11:00 a.m. (EET)
THE NAME OF THE NEW COMBINED BUSINESS UNIT OF ALMA MEDIA AND TALENTUM IS ALMA TALENT
The name of the new business unit that is created as a result of the combination of Alma’s Financial Media and Business Services and Talentum’s business operations will be Alma Talent. During the planning of the integration, the business unit was referred to with the working title Professional Media and Business Services.
- We wanted the name to reflect the core of our business – our customer. Alma Talent’s mission is to support the growth and success of professionals, decision-makers and companies in different fields. Our products and services represent expertise, skills, and development, says Johanna Suhonen, Marketing Director at Alma Talent, explaining the choice of name.
Alma Talent offers a broad range of media expertise, information services and efficient business and skills development tools. It publishes 19 trade and financial magazines and newspapers, as well as a variety of books. The business unit will also offer skills development and growth services to professionals and businesses in different fields, from events and training to information services. Alma Talent has operations in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Baltics. The total revenue of the business amounted to EUR 124 million in 2014.
Alma Talent media include Kauppalehti, Talouselämä, Tekniikka & Talous, Markkinointi & Mainonta, Arvopaperi and Tivi. These printed and digital media have a total of nearly 1,100,000 Finnish readers, who represent experts, decision-makers and investors in various fields. In Sweden, publications by Alma Talent include Affärsvärlden, Ny Teknik and Dagens Media.
- The integration of Talentum and Alma Media is progressing as planned. We will share more information on our new valued adding services and packages, which we are currently creating for our customers, later this year, says Juha-Petri Loimovuori, leader of Alma Talent.
Juha-Petri Loimovuori, CEO of Alma Talent, tel. +358 (0)500 511 036
Johanna Suhonen, Marketing Director, Alma Talent, tel. +358 (0)50 324 3229
Alma Media in brief
Alma Media is a media company focusing on digital services and publishing. In addition to news services, the company’s products provide useful information related to lifestyle, career and business development. The services of Alma Media have expanded from Finland to the Nordic countries, the Baltics and Central Europe. In 2014, the company employed an average of 1,830 professionals (excluding deliverers), of whom approximately one quarter worked outside Finland. Alma Media’s revenue in 2014 totalled approximately EUR 295 million. Alma Media’s share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.almamedia.com.