Orange County Register sold to Aaron Kushner group

Freedom Communications has sold the Orange County Register and six other properties to 2100 Trust LLC, a privately-held company led by Aaron Kushner, who had hoped to buy the Boston Globe.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the opportunity to lead the hard-working and talented employees of Freedom Communications in serving these communities,” Kushner says in a release. “We believe that newspapers are essential to the fabric of our lives and are excited to own and grow these unique institutions.”

In addition to acquiring the Register, Kushner & Co. get the Desert Dispatch; the Appeal-Democrat; the Daily Press; the Porterville Recorder; the Colorado Springs Gazette; and the Yuma Sun.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

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* Earlier: Who’s Aaron Kushner and why does he want the Globe? (Adweek)