Formpress actively looking to acquire rural newspapers

The subsidiary of Iconic Newspapers is ready to spend cash on suitable acquisitions

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
8th March, 2020
Formpress actively looking to acquire rural newspapers
Malcolm Denmark and David Fordham. Picture: Sean Curtin

Local newspaper mogul Malcolm Denmark is still on the hunt for new newspapers to buy, with his company Formpress sitting on several million euro in cash and accumulated profits.

Formpress is a subsidiary of Denmark’s Iconic Newspapers group, through which it runs some of the country’s highest-profile local titles such as the Limerick Leader, the Leinster Leader, and the Kilkenny People.

Late last year, the company bought the Midland Tribune and...

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