Case Study: Campden Media
- Deal size:
- Development capital
- Deal completed:
- December 2010
Meridian Corporate Finance LLP (“Meridian”) was engaged by Campden Media Limited (“Campden”) to generate new investment capital to fund new products.
Campden is a mixed media publishing business, operating through two distinct divisions across two markets: private wealth management and healthcare. Both produce high quality proprietary content, which Campden publish through a range of products including magazines, reference books, research materials and on-line content. Campden
also organise a number of complementary events, including conferences, exhibitions and roundtables.
Michael Barcia of Meridian commented; “This was a highly complex transaction, involving multiple parties with differing aspirations. Before Meridian’s involvement, the business was backed by two venture capitalists, Beringea and Matrix. The deal has lead to the successful exit of Matrix, to bring in new investment capital from The Far Away Trust. As a result, the business has a more favourable capital structure, giving Campden the necessary platform to drive growth and new business ideas”.
Commenting on the transaction Mike Walker, portfolio partner at Matrix Private Equity said “We wish management and the new investors every success in the future and we would like to thank Mike Barcia and his Meridian team for successfully project managing this complex transaction. Meridian led the negotiations with honesty and integrity and showed a great deal of diplomacy in managing the varying aspirations of all parties associated with this deal”.
Commenting on the transaction David Hill, Outgoing Non-Executive Chairman of Campden stated; “Your tenacity and persistence are of a magnitude that I have seldom encountered in the past, and are to be congratulated on finally bringing home the bacon”.