Channel Business buys IT Europa

Consolidation

BPL, the owner of IT pub Channel Business, has bought IT Europa, the channel research/newsletter business. Terms were undisclosed.

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Computer Trade Only, the UK's leading print publication for system builders, is also up for sale. However, disposal is complicated by owner Trinity Mirror's desire to sell its entire magazine division in one lot. ®