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Forbes Announces Plans to Launch Forbes Finland in Summer 2014

Forbes Announces Plans to Launch Forbes Finland in Summer 2014

New York, NY (January 29, 2014) -- Forbes announced today plans to launch its latest international edition, Forbes Finland, in partnership with SK Media Group.

The launch will be held in Helsinki, Finland, with the first issue to be published at the beginning of summer 2014.  Forbes Finland will have an initial circulation of 50,000.

The content of Forbes Finland will consist of 60% Finnish business news, commentary and features, and 40% editorial from Forbes magazines from around the world.  The Finnish edition will be published monthly in Finnish language.

SK Media Group also publishes Forbes Latvia and Forbes Estonia, which launched in 2010 and 2012 respectively.  The license agreement for Finland also encompasses the launch of Forbes in Sweden and Norway.

Arkadijs Steimans, Publishing Director of SK Media Group, said: “We are proud to launch Forbes magazine in Finland, a country truly considered as a European hub of innovation and entrepreneurship.  Forbes magazine has already become extremely successful around the world and we feel confident it will become the leading business magazine in Finland as well.”

Forbes Media Chief Operating Officer Mike Federle stated: “We’re excited about Forbes’ expansion into the Scandinavian countries starting with Finland. SK Media Group has had a lot of success in the Baltic countries and we're confident that the Group will develop an important presence for the newly launched edition in Finland. This launch continues our rapid expansion into Europe, which has become a very important strategic footprint for Forbes.”

About SK Media Group

SK Media Group is an international publishing house, headquartered in Malta.

SK Media operates in the Baltic’s and Ukraine. It publishes over 30 international and local magazines. In June 2010 it has successfully launched the Latvian edition of Forbes magazine, followed by Forbes Estonia in 2012.


About Forbes Media

Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and, is an authoritative source of news and information on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles., a leading business website, currently reaches 27 million monthly unique visitors, according to comscore worldwide.  Forbes magazine, Forbes Asia and Forbes Europe attract a global audience of more than 5 million readers.  The Forbes magazine iPad app merges the power of print storytelling with social sharing and the web.  The Company also publishes ForbesLife magazine, as well as 33 licensed local editions around the world.



SK Media Group:

Julia Stradina,, +356 277 81 258



Laura Daunis, Forbes Media,, 212-367-4874


Wednesday, January 29, 2014