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Caribou Media Group Acquires BLADE Events


SAN FRANCISCO — Caribou Media Group, owner of various gun industry publications such as Gun Digest, has entered the knife realm with its acquisition of BLADE magazine and two related events — BLADE Show and BLADE Show West — from F+W Media.

The BLADE Show, which is 37 years old, is held annually at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, where it draws a reported 15,000 attendees and 800 exhibiting companies who occupy 170,000 square feet of exhibit space. The recently launched BLADE Show West will kick off later this year in Portland, Ore. BLADE Magazine has 28,000 subscribers.

Corporate Solutions, based in Westport, Conn., advised F+W Media in arranging, structuring and negotiating the transaction.

Reach Nick Curci, Corporate Solutions, at (203) 226-4040 or

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