£8m acquisition for media business in deal overseen by Yorkshire law firm

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Last Word Media has been acquired by fellow B2B media business, the AIM-listed Bonhill Group, in a £8 million deal advised by Yorkshire law firm Gordons.

A Gordons team led by partner Jonathan Asquez and solicitor Sophie Wilson acted on behalf of the shareholders of Last Word Media.

Dave Irwin and Charlie Gray from Sentio Partners provided corporate finance advice on the deal.

Launched in 2005, Last Word is owned by its three founders Rod Boulogne, Jamie Hinchliffe and Dylan Emery, and the co-founder of its Asian operation, Tom Porter. It has 71 staff based in its London head office with another eight staff in Hong Kong and three staff in Singapore.

Jamie Hinchliffe, Group Managing Director and co-founder of Last Word Media, said: “This was a new experience for us but the Gordons team were superb, a pleasure to work with and we were very happy with the service levels and outputs.”