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Media & Telecoms

GP Bullhound advises Bliss Point on sale to Tinuiti

GP Bullhound has acted as exclusive financial adviser 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

Mediaocean to acquire Flashtalking

Mediaocean, a platform for omnichannel advertising, is to acquire  Flashtalking, an independent ad management platform.   The combined entity will infuse Flashtalking’s solutions for primary ad serving, creative personalisation, identity management, and verification with Mediaocean’s modern system of record used by the some of the world’s leading brands and agencies.

Permira Funds makes EUR1.9bn strategic investment in Adevinta

Permira, a global private equity firm focused on growth at scale, has made a strategic investment in Adevinta ASA (Adevinta). Funds advised by Permira have agreed to acquire approximately 125 million shares in Adevinta from eBay Inc (eBay), representing a 10.2 per cent ownership. Upon closing of the transaction, Permira

‘Emergency wi-fi’ firm raises further GBP500k

A fast-growing company that delivers high-speed internet connectivity to sites that lack the usual infrastructure has secured a further GBP500,000 investment from the North East Venture Fund (NEVF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Mercia. Trench Networks’ innovative device, Outpost, aggregates connections from all the major

Seraphim makes two further investments in UK space tech companies

Seraphim Capital, a specialist investment group focused on the Space sector, has recently invested GBP2 million into two UK companies – Isotropic Systems (Isotropic) and Commodities AI (ChAI). Isotropic is aiming to redefine satellite communications. Its revolutionary flat panel antennas will be capable of creating a mesh network by simultaneously

Shamrock Capital closes inaugural Debt Opportunities Fund Targeting content industries

Shamrock Capital (Shamrock) has held he final closing of Shamrock Capital Debt Opportunities Fund I (SCDOF I), a USD196 million fund focused on originating loan structures to owners of entertainment intellectual property rights.  Shamrock’s debt fund targets owners of entertainment IP across the film, television, music, games, sports media rights

EXCEL Esports raises EUR20m

EXCEL Esports (EXCEL), a leading British esports franchise competing in League of Legends, Fortnite and VALORANT, has secured EUR20 million (GBP17 million) in new equity capital. This financing round was led by investment firm JRJ Group which first acquired a majority shareholding in 2018 alongside TOMS Capital LLC, the family

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