Media Business Insight
The UK's leading publishing and events business
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.
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.
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 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.
Mobeus Partner Bob Henry joined the Board. Mobeus introduced one of its Operating Partners, Peter Shawyer, as investing Chairman.
- Management Buyout
- February 2015
- Chris Price