Publishers Weekly Sold to Former Publisher

George Slowik, who ran the magazine in the ’80s and ’90s, buys pub from RBI

After months of speculation about its future, Publishers Weekly announced Monday that it has been acquired by George Slowik, the publication’s former publisher.

The acquisition includes the magazine, its Web site and show daily.

No immediate layoffs are expected, as the newly-formed company — PWxyz, LLC — will "retain all of PW’s editorial, art, and advertising employees" and "will remain headquartered in New York City."

The deal also continues Reed Business Information’s slow, strategic exit from the U.S. magazine business.

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