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Sale to Aioi
Opus Corporate Finance acts as financial adviser to Management in the sale of 75.01% of Box Innovation Group Limited to Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company of Europe Limited for £105m. Box Innovation Group Limited (trading primarily as insurethebox) is pioneering the use of telematics-based motor insurance and has developed an end-to-end telematics technology solution. insurethebox is the UK’s leading telematics insurance provider having written over 300,000 policies since June 2010.
Sale of BBC Haymarket Exhibitions Ltd
Opus provided advice to the shareholders of BBC Haymarket Exhibitions Ltd in connection with the sale process and subsequent sale to management. The company owns rights over the BBC Good Food and Gardeners’ World Live shows.
Equity fund raise
Opus advised the shareholders of Insure the Box Limited in its recent fund raising round to support its next phase of growth. Insure the Box is the UK’s leading telematics insurer which provides a range of insurance products targeting higher risk drivers.
Sale to NASDAQ OMX
Opus advised the shareholders of Glide Technologies on its sale to NASDAQ OMX. Founded in 2003, Glide Technologies is a leading SaaS provider of corporate communications and reputation management solutions. Glide’s product portfolio is used by numerous multinational corporations to monitor, manage and evaluate content and engage with media, investors, consumers and other public relations professionals. Glide Technologies will be integrated into NASDAQ OMX's Corporate Solutions to create the first and only fully-integrated workflow solution for investor relations and public relations professionals.
Strategic review of Buongiorno UK's IVR assets
Opus advised Buongiorno UK, the UK arm of the leading European mobile media and technology company, on a strategic review of its UK interactive voice response assets.
Sale of majority stake in Intermediactive Group to management
Opus advised Promethean on the sale of its majority shareholding in Intermediactive Group to management. Intermediactive Group is the UK's leading multi-platform chat and date service provider.
Sale of Orca Book Services to Marston Book Services
Opus advised Continuum International Publishing Group (a Nova Capital Management portfolio company) on the sale of Orca Book Services to Marston Book Services. Orca Book Services is a UK based book distribution company.
Sale to Thomson Reuters
Opus advised Gissing Group on the sale to Thomson Reuters. Gissing Group is a leading provider of real-time, low latency, multi-contribution software between market data vendors, global investment banks and trading venues.
MBO backed by Clydesdale Bank
Opus advised City Screen on its corporate strategy and funding structures for individual cinema sites. City Screen (trading under the Picture House brand) provides art house cinemas in city centre locations that serve their local communities.
Sale to Incisive Media
Opus advised Global Technology Forum on its sale to Incisive Media (a major B2B media group backed by Apax). Global Technolgy Forum is a leading independent provider of conference and training services to the international oil, gas and petrochemical industries.
MBO backed by Oak Capital
Opus advised the management team in relation to the MBO of iTouch from For-Side.com (Japan). Equity financing was provided by Oak Investment Partners. iTouch is a leading global provider of mobile, voice and interactive services.
Sale to World Media Rights
Sale to Kaplan (Washington Post)
|insurethebox||Sale to Aioi|
|BBC Worldwide and Haymarket Media Group||Sale of BBC Haymarket Exhibitions Ltd|
|Insure the Box||Equity fund raise|
|Glide Technologies||Sale to NASDAQ OMX|
|Buongiorno UK||Strategic review of Buongiorno UK's IVR assets|
|Promethean Investment Fund LP||Sale of majority stake in Intermediactive Group to management|
|Continuum International Publishing Group||Sale of Orca Book Services to Marston Book Services|
|Gissing Group||Sale to Thomson Reuters|
|Software Imaging||MBO backed by Clydesdale Bank|
|City Screen||Strategic advice|
|Global Technology Forum||Sale to Incisive Media|
|iTouch||MBO backed by Oak Capital|
|Nugus Martin Productions||Sale to World Media Rights|
|Aspect Education||Sale to Kaplan (Washington Post)|