N.C. media company acquires Times Leader

August 2, 2019

Article by: The Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — A North Carolina-based media company has acquired the Times Leader the company announced Friday.

Avant Publications has purchased the daily newspaper along with its branded publications including the Weekender the Sunday Dispatch the Abington Journal and its digital properties according to the announcement. The properties were owned by Civitas Media a portfolio company of Philadelphia-based private equity firm Versa Capital Management.

The announcement identifies Avant’s leadership as chief executives Scott Champion and Andrew Mok Chief Financial Officer Corey Champion and Chief Technology Officer Nick DeLorenzo.