Sale of Walker Books to Trustbridge Global Media

Deal typeM&A & Transaction Services
IndustryTechnology & Media
Sub-industryMedia and entertainment & Technology

BDO provided corporate finance services to the Trustees and Directors of Walker Books, a leading global independent publisher of children's books, on its sale to Trustbridge Global Media, a global children’s content company owned by Trustbridge Partners.

The transaction is considered an important step forward for Walker Books and will provide its companies with enhanced ability to access new markets and help accelerate growth and expansion in publishing and other media.

The group’s business strategy will remain sharply focused on promoting its multiple lists of original, award-winning, and bestselling titles for children and young adults, as well as the development of key franchises and properties via licensing and multimedia development

"BDO provided excellent corporate finance services as part of the transaction process. The team produced good quality reports and worked in a timely and efficient way whilst being flexible to the requirements of the transaction. We would be happy to recommend their services".

Clare Jeffries, Trustee, The Walker Books Employee Trust

"The completion of the Walker Books transaction underlines the inherent value in high quality media IP. This is especially the case in a fast changing world for content distribution and consumption. Our team really loved working with such treasured icons as Where’s Wally!"

Damian Ryan - Partner, BDO