Surface Magazine Sold to Quadra Media
Holding company takes full ownership stake in fashion, design title.
Quadra Media has acquired the remaining assets of New York-based Surface magazine, a bimonthly fashion and interior design title.
Quadraâa holding company headed by Nylon owner Don Hellinger and former Berkery Noyes managing director Christopher Shannonâhad purchased a 10 percent stake in Surface earlier this year. âAcquiring the remaining stake in Surface was a no-brainer,â Shannon told FOLIO:. âWe like to have a quick impact financially but this acquisition came about quicker than we expected. Looking at our other properties, the strategic partnership makes a lot of sense.â
Quadra also has an investment in New York-based arts and style magazine Tokion, and its popular annual conference, Creativity Now.
As part of the acquisition, Quadra shut down Surfaceâs San Francisco office and made âa couple of layoffs,â Shannon said. âThe magazine was lean before but weâve realized some efficiencies.â
Surface co-founders Richard Klein and Riley Johndonnell will remain with the magazineâKlein as publisher and Johndonnell as head of creative.