“We are delighted to be the new owner of The Tampa Tribune, a newspaper with strong brand equity and a long history of serving its readers, advertisers and community exceedingly well. We believe strongly in the value of local content,” said Robert Loring, founder and managing partner of Revolution Capital Group.
The Tampa Tribune is a daily newspaper published in Tampa, Florida and it operates the website www.tbo.com.
“The prospects for future success are strong for The Tampa Tribune and its associated print and digital platforms. We will lead an orderly transition, focused on the needs of our customers, and we look forward to working with The Tribune management team to position the business for future growth,” said Cyrus Nikou, founding partner of Revolution Capital Group.
Revolution Capital Group seeks to invest in companies in the following sectors: media and publishing; manufacturing; telecommunications; software; business services; logistics; industrials; healthcare products and services; consumer products; distribution; oil and gas services; and IT products and services. The firm has offices in Los Angeles and New York (www.revolutionpe.com).
“It’s a bittersweet day for Media General to complete the sale of its last remaining newspaper group,” said Marshall Morton, president and chief executive officer. “The Tampa Tribune was our largest and second oldest newspaper. Many Tribune employees have decades of service. The Tribune staff has been extraordinarily dedicated to providing their readers with excellent journalism, creating value for their advertisers and supporting the local community. We are pleased that they will have the opportunity for continued future success serving the Tampa community with excellent local content. We will miss our colleagues at The Tribune and its associated print and digital platforms, and we wish them the very best.”
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