Canadian acquisition extends lead in global HR publishing and events for Key Media

Canadian acquisition extends lead in global HR publishing and events for Key Media

HAB Press, a subsidiary of Key Media (, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the iconic legal and HR media brands, titles and associated events formerly owned by Thomson Reuters Media Solutions.

The acquisition brings brands including Lexpert, Canadian Lawyer, Law Times, Canadian HR Reporter and Canadian Occupational Safety under the umbrella of Key Media, a leading international b2b media company. Launched in 1977 and 1980 respectively, Canadian Lawyer and Law Times are highly-respected titles covering the Canadian legal landscape. Canadian HR Reporter has been delivering information to the human resources industry since 1987.

Key Media has almost two decades of experience in both the legal and HR sectors, over which it has been consistently dedicated to publishing quality editorial content, telling some of the most important, engaging business stories in both print and digital. Its HR portfolio in Canada already included Human Resources Director (HRD) magazine and website, Canadian HR Awards, National HR Leaders Summit Canada, HR Tech Summit Canada and other HR events.

“These valuable assets acquired from Thomson Reuters together with our existing award-winning titles and events will constitute certainly Canada’s and possibly the world’s strongest portfolio of high-quality legal and HR media brands,” said Tim Duce, president - North America and UK. “This represents a fantastic value proposition for clients and readers.”

With over 80 events annually, 15 magazine titles, around 40 websites and a worldwide audience of over 700,000 professionals, the Key Media group continues its rise to prominence in the b2b media sphere, offering leading corporates uniquely broad access to and engagement with targeted audiences.

HAB Press will be making further announcements and updates in coming months as it looks at ways to position its newly acquired brands for sustainable long-term success. It looks forward to working with all its new clients and readers while providing the next chapter in Key Media’s growth. Bringing two talented teams together, along with many of the legal and HR profession’s most distinguished media brands, is an exciting opportunity indeed.