MEDIA BRIEFS: Miller Freeman US completes sale to VNU

United News and Media this week sold its US trade publishing division, Miller Freeman, to VNU for pounds 650 million. The division publishes titles including Business Travel News, Sporting Goods Business and National Jeweller. The European division of Miller Freeman has also been put up for sale, and the company is reported to be in talks with Anglo-Dutch publisher Reed Elsevier. United is holding on to its UK division, renamed United Business Media last month. Its UK titles include Estates Gazette, Travel Trade Gazette and Music Week.

United News and Media this week sold its US trade publishing

division, Miller Freeman, to VNU for pounds 650 million. The division

publishes titles including Business Travel News, Sporting Goods Business

and National Jeweller. The European division of Miller Freeman has also

been put up for sale, and the company is reported to be in talks with

Anglo-Dutch publisher Reed Elsevier. United is holding on to its UK

division, renamed United Business Media last month. Its UK titles

include Estates Gazette, Travel Trade Gazette and Music Week.



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