Continuum pursues its 'build and buy' strategy

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A busy year of acquisitions helped to drive up sales at Continuum International Publishing Group to &#163;9.2m in the year to end-June 2001, against &#163;5.8m in the previous nine months.</p><p>
Sales bumped up &#163;2.1m after the acquisition of religious publishers T&T Clark (for &#163;3m) and Burns&amp;Oates and academic specialists Letts Higher Education (for &#163;1.2m) and the Athlone Press. Excluding the purchases, sales grew 23.8% to &#163;7.1m.</p><p>
Associated costs hit operating losses, which deepened from &#163;94,716 to &#163;666,163. Underlying profit, which strips out a...

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