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ReedPOP acquires EGX gaming expo

by Nicola Macdonald

ReedPOP, the Reed Exhibitions-owned company which recently acquired MCM Comic Con, has announced the acquisition of the Gamer Network.

This means that the company – primarily an events business – now operates a number of video game media publications, including GamesIndustry.biz, Eurogamer, RockPaperShotgun, USgamer, Outside Xbox, VG247 and Digital Foundry.

It will now also run UK video gaming expos EGX and EGX Rezzed.

Rupert Loman, CEO of the Gamer Network will remain with the company to develop ReedPOP’s global game strategy. Simon Maxwell has been promoted from COO to MD of Gamer Network and VP of ReedPOP UK.

We’re delighted to join the ReedPOP group,” Loman said in a statement. “The ambition and strategy that we share means we’re extremely excited about what’s next.

“I’m so proud that we’ve managed to grow to this point without any external investment and on our own terms. I couldn’t be happier to have found a like-minded partner to take the company further.”

ReedPOP’s global head Lance Fensterman (pictured) added: “Bringing ReedPOP and Gamer Network together, PAX and EGX together – these are the kinds of mash ups you dream of. We are beyond excited to dream up new concepts that will blow the minds of fans all over the world.”

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