Uptown Ventures Group, the parent company of Uptown Magazine in Harlem, NY, has announced the acquisition of Hype Hair Magazine, a consumer magazine and brand devoted to African-American women’s hair care. The acquisition is the first deal for U Brands, a new unit of Uptown Ventures Group that will focus on acquiring and licensing underdeveloped niche brands targeting underserved audiences. All of Hype Hair’s staff will remain in place, including longtime publisher Steve Gross and Editor in Chief Adrienne Moore.
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