KPC Media sold to Fort Wayne Newspapers

Press Release | Cribb, Cope & Potts

Ogden Newspapers, through its partnership with Journal Gazette Co. in Fort Wayne Newspapers, purchased KPC Media, according to Randy Cope, Cribb, Cope & Potts, who represented the Witwer family, owners of KPC Media.

KPC Indiana publications included in the sale are The News Sun, Kendallville; The Star, Auburn; The Herald Republican, Angola; Post and Courier, Columbia City; The Garrett Clipper, Garrett; Albion New Era, Albion; News from Churubusco, Churubusco; Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, Fort Wayne; IN/Fort Wayne Community Newspapers (including The Aboite News, The Northwest News and The New Haven News), KPC Phone Books and Directories, as well as Commercial Printing, Specialty Publishing, KPC Direct, Digital Services and Events Division .

Fort Wayne Newspapers is a partnership between The News Publishing Co., owned by The Ogden Newspapers of Wheeling, West Virginia, and local Journal Gazette Co. Fort Wayne Newspapers operates Fortwayne.com, publishes Fort Wayne Magazine and is the agent commercial for The Journal Gazette newspaper. The Journal Gazette newsroom operates independently of Fort Wayne Newspapers, and KPC acquisitions will operate separately and independently of The Journal Gazette.

Lou Phelps, managing partner of Phelps, Cutler & Associates of Savannah, Georgia, advised the Witwer family on the transaction.

Randy Cope, director of Cribb, Cope & Potts, represents the Witwer family. Cribb, Cope & Potts is a leading mergers and acquisitions firm with offices in Arkansas, California and Montana.