Wingate Enterprises, Ltd., dba the LA Parent, Orange County Parenting and San Diego Parent, have been acquired by a division of United Advertising Publications, Inc., according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers in the transaction.

LA Parent is one of the oldest and largest parenting publications in the country, and has a circulation of 110,000 in the Los Angeles market area. Orange County Parenting and San Diego Parent each have circulations of 80,000, giving this group a combined circulation of 270,000 monthly in the southern California market. All three publications are award winning tabloid products with a high use of color. Jack Bierman, the founder of LA Parent was also one of the founding fathers of the national Parenting Publications of America, and has recently been appointed to the PPA Board of Directors.

Bolitho-Cribb & Associates is a publishing company brokerage firm located in Bozeman, Montana.

Published February 17, 1998

Los Angeles, CA