The ABS Group has announced that it has purchased the Prowler Brighton Store and Prowler.co.uk from the administrators Price Bailey LLP. The firm has also purchased Heart of Soho Ltd which operates the Prowler Brewer Street store.
Millivres Prowler Limited, a trading company of Millivres Prowler Group, was founded in 1974 and was established as the largest gay-run, gay community business in Europe. It went into administration in March.
ABS commercial director Symon Reeves said: “We look forward to working with Mark Phillips and the Prowler team to firmly cement their position as the number one gay male retail brand in the UK.”
* Millivres Prowler also published Gay Times, which was sold by the administrators to Gay Times Ltd, a new company set up by entrepreneur James Frost for this purpose. The new company will continue to publish print and digital editions of the magazine uninterrupted. James Frost said: “Gay Times is an iconic brand which continues to offer unparalleled access to a global community of gay and bi men. Under my leadership, we will continue to work with global partners, advertisers, sponsors and businesses as champions of LGBT life and business. The impressive global reach of Gay Times proves there’s still a place for LGBT media in the world.”