De Persgroep Publishing and MEDIALAAN to take over Uitgeverij Cascade

Audex provides Belgian magazines with a new home

De Persgroep Publishing and MEDIALAAN, who will be merged into a new media company as from 2019, have reached an agreement with the Dutch media company Audax to take over their Belgian publishing house Cascade. Uitgeverij Cascade publishes various magazines such as the weekly magazine Primo, the monthly magazine EOS, the cycling magazine Bahamontes, the magazine ‘Motoren en Toerisme’ (Motorcycling and Tourism) and the girls magazine For Girls Only. The publishing house has 26 employees who are all making the move to dPP and MEDIALAAN.

Erwin Deckers, CEO de Persgroep Publishing/MEDIALAAN a.i.: “The publications of Cascade are an excellent addition to our own magazine portfolio. Together with Koen De Buck and Kristine Ooms, the management of Cascade, we will consider how to best organize the integration in our business so as to ensure optimal opportunities for the future of the publications. In the short term they will continue to manage the business from the current offices in Antwerp”.

Hubert De Leeuw, CEO of Audax (parent company of publishing house Cascade): “Audax has enjoyed an excellent relationship with De Persgroep that goes back a long way. I am convinced that the magazines of Cascade have found the right home. I wish to thank the employees for the many years of happily working together and wish them all the best for the future.”