£13m businesses dropped for £1.50

Bauer Consumer Media has revealed that businesses it bought for £13m were sold last year for £1.50, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The group said it offloaded Yospace Technologies, a mobile blogging business which had cost £8.9m, for £1 in April 2007.

And the group sold a 40.1 per cent stake in NextGen, which launched FHM India, for 50p, having acquired it for £4m.

(Source: Daily Telegraph)

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