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Old Pond Publishing Joins 5m Publishing

08 April 2014

UK - International media business, 5m Publishing - part of Benchmark Holdings plc - has announced its acquisition of Suffolk-based agriculture and machinery specialist Old Pond Publishing.

The acquisition sees Benchmark continue to strengthen its position as an established leader in the supply of knowledge transfer, market analysis and e-commerce to the global food chain.

Old Pond Publishing (OP) specialise in DVDs and books focusing on land-based industries.

OP Publishing will be incorporated into Benchmark’s Technical Publishing division, strengthening the range and scale of the company’s publishing service.

Commenting on the development, Benchmark’s Managing Director of Technical Publishing, James Banfield, said: “We are thrilled to announce our acquisition of Old Pond Publishing to the Benchmark group.

"Our Technical Publishing division serves over six million users across three continents.

"We are constantly looking for ways to build and expand the service we offer our customers.

"This acquisition increases our digital catalogue and ecommerce service and brings the potential for further growth.”

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