Sep. 9, 2013, 6:29 PM
- Time Warner (TWX) subsidiary Time Inc. is in late-stage talks to acquire five magazines including "Travel + Leisure" and "Food & Wine" from American Express Publishing Group.
- Other titles in the sale include three titles distributed to American Express cardholders: "Departures," "Executive Travel" and "Black Ink."
- A price tag on the sale wasn't disclosed.
- For years, American Express (AXP) has had a partnership under which Time handles functions like subscription fulfillment and other back-office services on behalf of American Express.
- The sales talks come as TWX plans to spin off the magazine company Time Inc. as a standalone entity.
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