BCI New Zealand, the leading construction information provider in New Zealand, has just announced the recent acquisition of Auckland-based publishing and events company AGM.
AGM is a cross-platform publisher and events organiser with a focus on the built environment, featuring a portfolio of highly regarded digital and print publications, awards and events – Architecture New Zealand, Houses, Interior, and Urbis; websites – Selector.com/nz, ArchitectureNow.co.nz and Urbismagazine.com; the Interior Awards, Urbis Designday and Designday Pro.
The acquisition capitalises on the synergies between the two businesses, enabling both organisations to expand and develop their relationship with the New Zealand AEC community.
The combined organisation will be exceptionally well placed to service the architectural specification and construction industry, making available to customers an unmatched breadth of innovative platforms to communicate and connect within the market.
Says Matthias Krups, founder and CEO of BCI Media Group, parent company of BCI New Zealand: “I am thrilled to witness these two companies coming together to enhance the way designers and the building industry interact, for the greater good of the New Zealand built environment. We enter the relationship with AGM with a deep and sincere appreciation of its legacy that spans many decades. Together, we are committed to moving the needle in the mutual understanding and support between the building industry and the design profession.”
The integration of the two companies will take place over the next few months, during which time both AGM and BCI clients will continue to receive the same high quality of service that they have come to expect. Clients from both businesses will also be able to take advantage of an expanded and growing product portfolio.