Media Business Insight

The UK's leading publishing and events business

www.mb-insight.com

Media Business Insight

Mobeus led the management buy-out of Media Business Insight, the UK’s leading publishing and events business focused on the creative industries: advertising, TV production and film.

THE BUSINESS

Media Business Insight (“MBI”) is the UK’s leading publishing and events company. The company owns a unique digitally-led portfolio of leading multichannel, subscription-based brands offering content and insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industries. MBI has revenues of £11 million and 70 staff.

THE DEAL

Mobeus negotiated the purchase of MBI from a corporate owner, Top Right Group, which was rationalising its portfolio through a number of non-core disposals. Mobeus delivered a solution against tight timescales laid down by the vendor, providing a combined debt and equity package of £11.7 million for a majority stake.

THE PLAN

The aim is to maintain and enhance the company’s position as a content-driven thought leader in its markets and to become the ultimate “go to” publisher for information and data. MBI has recently acquired a number of titles to strengthen its market position, and now plans to continue increasing its breadth and depth of offering to drive recurring revenues from subscriptions.

THE PEOPLE

Mobeus Partner Bob Henry joined the Board. Mobeus introduced one of its Operating Partners, Peter Shawyer, as investing Chairman.

Information

Chris Price
Sector:
Media
Type:
Management Buyout
Status:
Current
Date:
February 2015
Leader:
Chris Price