Company Description: MBI offers content and insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industry
Instructed by: Management
Size: £11m turnover
We are pleased to announce that Mobeus Equity Partners has supported the management buy-out of Media Business Insight Limited, with WK Corporate Finance advising the management team. MBI offers content and insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industry across TV, advertising & marketing services and film.
The MBI group employs over 70 staff and has an annual turnover of £11m across 4 product lines:
- Broadcast – the principal publication for those working in the UK broadcasting industry, Broadcast provides unrivalled news, analysis and commentary on the broadcast industry
- Screen International – the leading film industry resource covering the international film markets including the Oscars, Cannes and the Berlin Film Festival
- Shots – the industry benchmark for international leading commercials
- Alf – the UK’s leading marketing and advertising intelligence tool, with contact details of more than 40,000 decision makers at advertisers and agencies
Chris Price, Investment Director at Mobeus Equity Partners, said: “Mobeus is delighted to have backed an experienced and successful team who have proved their ability to deliver sector leading multi-platform information resources and events."
Conor Dignam, Managing Director of MBI, commented: “Andy Coghlan from WKCF assisted the team in their negotiations with Mobeus, clearly explaining the funding structure and guiding us through the investment process”
Andy Coghlan, Managing Director of WKCF, said: “I’m delighted for Conor and his team that they have completed the MBO of MBI and believe they have found the ideal partner in Mobeus Equity Partners, who can help them deliver their future plans for the business.”