Acquisition of Lyonsdown Ltd by Claverley Group Limited

Deal typeM&A
IndustryTechnology & Media
Sub-industryMedia and entertainment

Claverley are a long standing client of BDO, with a strong foundation in traditional media within the Midlands, but in more recent years have successfully executed on diversifying into digital media and content production. This is the second M&A opportunity BDO have sourced and introduced to Claverley within the last 18 months and the fourth acquisition we have assisted them on in the last few years. 

Previously we provided services on the acquisition of HPCi Media by Claverley Group.

“BDO has again successfully introduced us to another deal opportunity through their M&A deal origination team. We continue to see rewards from this service by BDO, with the second completed deal, from initial introduction within 18 months. The acquisition of Lyonsdown Limited (trading across several different media titles), provides a further expansion of our specialist content and media brands and will continues to support our wider diversification within our overall Group.” 

Phil Inman, CEO, Claverley Group

“BDO has once again been able to support Claverley with its corporate development agenda, through the early identification of a complimentary business for the group. Through our continued network of advisors and intermediaries and eyes on the market, we were able to highlight Lyonsdown as a potential good fit. Lyonsdown has seen recent significant growth and will now be further supported in its lifecycle through a new parent and collaboration with other Claverley Group companies. We were also pleased to once again have provided taxation advice on the transaction as well.” 

Alper Dervish, Assistant Director, Technology, Media and Telecoms, BDO