UK January 12

​​The time is ripe for media acquisitions, and many acquisitive companies are using a similar playbook: snap up assets that complement an existing portfolio, plug them into shared tech infrastructure, then maximize the resulting scale with direct sales. After spending over $400 million buying up titles last year, Future plc has used that playbook to the benefit of its balance sheet. This is the eighth story in a Digiday series that will look at the people and companies at the center of media’s defining storylines. Read more below.