17th September 2021
Print and Digital media business, Country and Town House, has secured a £400,000 loan from the Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF). The funding will enable the company to recruit additional staff across their marketing and sales departments and upgrade their web platform.
8th September 2021
Yorkshire-based entrepreneur, Tim Whitworth, of private equity house TIM Group Holdings, has backed an exciting new digital marketing start-up. Created by young female entrepreneur Chloe Byrne, Audience was conceived with the primary purpose of connecting smaller businesses with their target audiences.
3rd September 2021
Lead generation technology company, ROI Media UK, has acquired Norwegian digital marketing business, Effective Marketing.
27th August 2021
Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, has invested in leading social media publishing business, Jungle Creations. The investment was made through Livingbridge’s Enterprise 3 fund, which invests in fast-growth SMEs.
17th August 2021
NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has invested in XR Games Limited, a game development studio in Leeds specialising in immersive AR and VR content. Existing investor ACT Capital Partners also followed on from their previous investment. The funding will allow the business to invest in product development and create 20 new roles in the Leeds based studio.
11th August 2021
Leading podcast publisher Auddy Limited, has announced the acquisition of Radio Wolfgang, producer of branded podcasts for clients such as Soho House, Greenpeace, Selfridges and Primark. Its personalities, presenters and stars have included Jonathan Ross, Rick Edwards and online sensation Estée Lalonde.
10th August 2021
Leading digital marketing agency Brainlabs has acquired Canadian programmatic agency MediaNet. The acquisition signals further North American expansion for the group following the appointment of ex-iProspect leader Jeremy Cornfeldt as CEO, North America earlier this year. Brainlabs’ global portfolio of clients includes the likes of Adidas, Mars, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
4th August 2021
BGF-backed Evoke Creative Ltd – the leading specialist in kiosk, digital signage and interactive solutions for the retail, hospitality and public sectors – has acquired Liverpool-based app design and development agency, Apposing Ltd, as part of their wider expansion strategy.
28th July 2021
My LADS, a leader in AR Sports Engagement, has closed a €7.6M Seed Investment Round led by Riva Technology and Entertainment (RTE), to leverage Tech areas (new AR experiences and others), grow the team, and attract new international clients.
22nd July 2021
GP Bullhound acted as exclusive financial advisor to Bliss Point Media on its sale to Tinuiti, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital. Bliss Point Media is the largest independent purchaser of streaming/OTT media in America, with over USD500 million in media currently under management. Bliss Point Media uses an algorithmic approach based on proprietary machine learning technology for unparalleled insight and efficiency in the media buying and attribution process. The company helps establish, optimise, and scale TV and streaming video advertising campaigns for innovative direct-to-consumer brands like Fabletics, Instacart, Square, Thumbtack, and Tonal.
21st July 2021
The Calculus Creative Content EIS Fund, together with other funds managed or advised by Calculus, has invested in Brouhaha Entertainment, a newly formed production company combining the slates of Gabrielle Tana, Troy Lum and Andrew Mason. Brouhaha Entertainment is based in both London and Sydney (Australia) and will have extended reach beyond borders due to the unique connections of the principal producers.
13th July 2021
GingrTech, developers of the award-winning ROCKET Serious Games platform for experiential learning, has announced that games industry legends Philip and Andrew Oliver, AKA 'The Oliver Twins', are investing a significant amount to fund the next stage of the company's growth.