Lovell Johns announces Management Buyout from Times Media Group

By December 11th 2014

The management team (comprising of David Stephens and Liz Murray) of Lovell Johns has successfully completed a management buyout of the business from Times Media Group, one of South Africa’s largest newspaper and magazine publishers.

Lovell Johns is one of the UK’s largest independent mapping services companies offering a range of cartographic services to mapping and reference publishers worldwide. Alongside cartographic services, we will continue to provide GI solutions to the public and private sector throughout the UK and Europe.

Another core part of the business is our house publishing brand Maps International, which is a well-known name online and on the high-street. Maps International publishes a range of wall maps including the UK’s bestselling World Wall Map* alongside a range of Continental and British Isles Maps.

David Stephens said “We believe this is a positive move for Lovell Johns, we were non-core to Times Media Group’s ongoing business and now we can focus on growing Lovell Johns and the mapping services and products we offer. We are lucky to have a very talented team here in Oxford with lots of energy and enthusiasm.”

Liz Murray added: “We are delighted to have completed the buyout and both David and I are incredibly positive about the future of the business. It is exciting to be entering Lovell Johns’ 50th year of trading as a truly independent business.”

*Nielsen Bookdata statistics.

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