Mirror Group PLC
Advised Trinity on its merger with Mirror Group to form Trinity Mirror, the UK’s largest newspaper publisher
(joint venture between Cable and Wireless plc and Media One)
Strategic advice to C&W in connection with the sale of One2One, a UK mobile phone operator, 50% owned by C&W and 50% owned by Media One
Dorling Kindersley plc
Advised Dorling Kindersley, a leading and innovative book publisher, on the sale of the company to Pearson in an all cash transaction.
Cable & Wireless Optus Limited
, 52.5% subsidiary of Cable and Wireless plc Advised C&W on the sale of its 52.5% owned Australian subsidiary, Cable & Wireless Optus, to SingTel
Taylor & Francis Group Plc
Advised Informa Group on its merger with Taylor & Francis. Following the merger, Informa shareholders own 51% of the combined company
Advised T&F Informa on the acquisition of IIR, a leading provider of performance improvement solutions and organiser of conferences and exhibitions. The acquisition is to be financed via a rights issue of c.$570mm and a new debt facility
Scottish Radio Holdings plc
Advised UK radio and regional press company Scottish Radio Holdings plc on a recommended offer by EMAP plc
Wolters Kluwer Education
Advised Bridgepoint Capital Limited on its acquisition of Wolters Kluwer Education, the pan-European educational publishing division of quoted Dutch-based information services and publishing company Wolters Kluwer NV
Acted as financial adviser to Informa plc on its recommended acquisition of Datamonitor plc, a leading global provider of market intelligence
EMI Group plc
Acted as lead financial advisor to global music industry player EMI Group plc, on a recommended cash offer from Maltby Limited, a company formed at the direction of Terra Firma
Jane’s Information Group
Advised The Woodbridge Company Limited, the holding company for the Thomson family’s investments, on the sale of Jane’s Information Group, a world-leading provider of information and analysis on global defence and security, to IHS Inc.
ALM Media Group Holdings, Inc.
Advised Incisive Media, a portfolio company of Apax Partners, on the acquisition of ALM Media, a leading integrated media company focused on the legal and real estate sectors and the largest provider of B2B information to the US legal market
THUS Group plc
Advised THUS Group plc, a fixed line business telecommunications provider, on a cash offer from Cable & Wireless plc
Beattie McGuinness Bungay Ltd.
Advised Cheil Worldwide, Inc, South Korea’s largest marketing agency, on the acquisition of Beattie McGuinness Bungay Ltd, a leading independent UK advertising agency
Verivox Holding Limited
Advised the shareholders of Verivox Holdings Limited, comprising Independent News & Media plc and the founders and joint CEOs of Verivox, on the sale of 51% in Verivox, Germany’s leading price comparison website for energy and telecommunications services, to Oakley Capital Private Equity
Advised Experian plc, the FTSE100 global information services company, on the sale of certain UK database marketing activities into a newly formed joint venture with British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC
Advised HgCapital, a leading European private equity investor, on its acquisition of Manx Telecom, the Isle of Man's main telecommunications and internet provider and a subsidiary of Telefónica S.A.
Mitchell Communication Group Limited
Advised Aegis Group plc on its acquisition of Mitchell Communication Group Limited, Australia’s leading independent media buyer
The Synovate Group
Advised Aegis Group plc on the sale of The Synovate Group, a leading global provider of custom market research, to Ipsos S.A.
Advised Informa plc on the sale of its subsidiary, Robbins-Gioia Inc., to a group of private investors
Aegis Group plc
Advised Aegis Group plc, a leading global media and digital communications agency, on its sale to Dentsu Inc., the leading advertising group in Asia
DMG Radio Australia, a subsidiary of Daily Mail and Guardian Trust Plc
Advised Daily Mail and Guardian Trust plc (DMGT), on the sale of its remaining 50% interest in its Radio business in Australia to Illyria Pty, a private investment company of Lachlan Murdoch. The Radio operations comprise two national music networks in Australia
Phaidon Press Limited
Advised Phaidon Press Limited (“Phaidon”) and its owner, Richard Schlagman, on the sale of the company to the family of Leon Black. Founded in 1923, Phaidon is a leading branded publishing and media company focused on the visual arts, culture and lifestyle sectors
hibu plc (formerly Yell Group plc)
Advised hibu, a full service provider of digital and print marketing services for SMEs and owner of print directory brands Yellow Pages (UK), Yellowbook (US) and Paginas Amarillas (Spain), on the comprehensive restructuring of its £2.2 billion balance sheet debt
Scholastic Corporation’s Educational Technology and Services business
Advised Scholastic Corporation, a children’s publishing and education company, on the sale of its Educational Technology and Services business to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, an educational and trade publisher