Halifax Media Group closes purchase of HarborPoint Media
Halifax Media Group has closed a deal to purchase three Florida newspapers and other print publications from HarborPoint Media. The deal includes the Daily Commercial of Leesburg, the News-Sun of Sebring and the South Lake Press of Clermont.
This acquisition expands Halifax Media's reach to 20 newspapers in Florida and 36 newspapers in the Southeast overall following the June 2012 purchase of Freedom Communications and the January 2012 purchase of the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group.
"We are happy to welcome Leesburg, Sebring and Clermont into the Halifax Media Group family," said Michael Redding, CEO of Halifax Media Group. "Like our other properties, these newspapers represent the best source for local news and advertising in their communities, a relationship we hope to build on and strengthen as we've done with our other publications. These Central Florida markets are a perfect fit for our group."