Acquisition of Colophon Foundry (AS & EH Industries Limited) by Monotype Imaging Inc

BDO.LiveSite.Deals.DealTypeTransaction Services
BDO.LiveSite.Deals.IndustryTechnology & Media
BDO.LiveSite.Deals.SubIndustryMarketing services & Media and entertainment
BDO.LiveSite.Deals.ClientNameMonotype Imaging Inc.
BDO has provided financial and taxation due diligence alongside SPA advisory services to Monotype in its acquisition of Colophon Foundry (AS & EH Industries Limited).

Monotype Imaging Inc, a US-based global leader in typeface design, has successfully acquired Colophon Foundry, a UK-based firm known for its innovative type design and technology tools. This cross-border acquisition, facilitated by the Midlands Transaction Services team, demonstrates BDO’s ability to execute projects effectively across borders. 

Colophon's strong reputation within the design industry, underscored by a portfolio of custom work with global brands such as Burger King and Canva, makes this acquisition a strategic move for Monotype. It not only expands Monotype's capabilities and reach but also aligns with their mission to keep type at the heart of creative culture. This successful acquisition promises fresh opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and the production of world-class typographic solutions.

The BDO project team included:
Graham Elsworth, David Billington, Alexander Clarke, Rajat Handa (Financial due diligence) 
Chris Bond (Head of East Midlands Tax), Susan Cameron, Jerina George, Joe Evans & Rob Edwards (VAT), Chris Earl, Matt Harrison and Ryan Hill (employment tax) and Will Searle (tax SPA support)
Laurence Mills (SPA Review)