Six of the UK’s top B2B brands are now under new ownership

The Datateam Media Group has today announced the acquisition of AMI, Bike Biz,, MCV, PCR and Toy News, plus all associated events.

Datateam Media Group already operates numerous B2B brands and events in the UK and overseas across a range of sectors, including med comms, pharma, manufacturing, building services and retail to name just a few. Its headquarters are in Maidstone, Kent.

The six newly acquired brands, which have been bought from Future plc, will form Biz Media, a new company with its own offices at 70 Newcomen Street, near London Bridge station.

All current team members are transferring over to the new business, which will be led by media director Colin Wilkinson.

Commenting on today’s news, Datateam Media Group managing director, Parvez Kayani says: “We feel very fortunate to have been able to acquire these niche market products; it’s particularly exciting for us as these are all highly respected brands, with great teams behind them. ”

Chris Convey, Corporate Development Director of Future plc added: “As part of our portfolio review, we are very happy to have found an appropriate buyer for these titles which are not core to Future’s strategy. We are confident that these brands will perform well under Datateam’s ownership.”

For more information please contact media director, Colin Wilkinson at

New, complete contact details will be distributed shortly by the individual brands. 

About Seth Barton

Seth Barton was the editor of MCV and MCV/DEVELOP from 2016 until 2021 and oversaw many changes to the magazine and the industry it reported on. Before that Seth toiled in games retail at Electronics Boutique, studied film at university, published console and PC games for the BBC, and spent many years working in tech journalism. Living in South East London, he divides his little free time between board games, video games, beer and family. You can find him tweeting @sethbarton1.

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