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Bennett, Coleman buys Virgin Radio for $106 mln

Bennett, Coleman & Co has bought Virgin Radio for 4.5 billion rupees ($106 million), local newspapers reported on Sunday, citing a statement from the Indian company. Bennett, Coleman, publisher of the Times of India paper, bought Virgin Radio Holdings Ltd and its subsidiaries in the UK from Scottish media group SMG Plc through wholly-owned unit TIML Golden Square Ltd, the Economic Times said. SMG had put Virgin Radio up for sale as part of its plan to sell off non-core assets. TIML will manage the station along with Absolute Radio, and invest 15 million pounds in “developing and re-launching the brand” over the next few months, the Economic Times said. The deal is expected to be completed by June-end, the Times of India said. […]