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EBONY and JET magazines has been acquired by Clear View Group, LLC

Johnson Publishing Company has sold EBONY and JET magazines to Clear View Group, LLC.

Deeply engrained in African-American cultural heritage, EBONY and JET magazines represent trusted voices in the black community, and serve as an ideal vehicle for marketers attempting to reach a broad cross-section of the African-American community in a brand-safe environment. EBONY, which was founded in 1945, remains the No 1 monthly magazine and source for an authoritative perspective on African-American culture and social issues. JET magazine was founded in 1951 and quickly played a vital role in covering the African-American experience during the Civil Rights Movement.

Clear View Group, LLC is a private equity firm focusing on acquisitions of middle-market companies in the USA.

Johnson Publishing Company, the publisher of EBONY magazine and JET, has been a pillar of the African-American community for more than 70 years since its founding by John H. Johnson and his wife Eunice Johnson in 1942.

Oaklins' media specialist team in New York acted as the exclusive advisor to Johnson Publishing Company in this transaction.


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Reed Phillips

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New York, United States
Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips

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