The Marketing Group’s Australian Subsidiary Channelzero Completes Acquisition of The Content Agency

  • Acquisition bolsters Channelzero’s video content generation service offering
  • Purchase consideration of €106,500 will result in share capital increase of 59,497 shares

Stockholm, 14 February, 2017 – THE MARKETING GROUP PLC (“the Group”), the world’s first digital marketing and advertising agglomeration, announces that Channelzero Pty Ltd (“Channelzero”), its wholly-owned Australian creative branding subsidiary, has completed the acquisition of The Content Agency Pty Ltd (“The Content Agency”), a provider of premium video content and content strategies based in Sydney, Australia.

The Content Agency team’s expertise lies in target demographic user data generation as well as strategies for audience engagement aligned to business goals, the addition of which meaningfully augments Channelzero’s current service offering. Clients of The Content Agency include leading brands such as Studio Canal, Study Adelaide, University of Technology Sydney, The University of Newcastle Australia, Universal Music Group, Transdev and BBC Worldwide. 

Commenting on the acquisition, Mikey Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Channelzero said, “The acquisition of The Content Agency expands our capabilities within the video content space and brings an impressive list of new and exciting clients to Channelzero. We have seen increasing demand from our existing clients for recurring video production work and with this acquisition we are now able to service this demand in-house, adding a capability of growing importance to our business.”

This acquisition marks the continuation of the Group’s strategy of adding mature, profitable, debt-free and well-managed private businesses that strengthens its position in major markets and diversifies its service offering and client base.

The transaction was completed at a consideration of €106,500 and at the strike price of €1.79 per share (based on a 10-day volume weighted average price). This will result in the creation of 59,497 new ordinary shares. 75% of the new ordinary shares issued are subject to a 360-day lockup period.

Adam Graham, Chief Executive Officer of The Marketing Group added: “I would like to welcome The Content Agency into The Marketing Group. This strategic acquisition further strengthens the Group’s presence in Australia and demonstrates our continuing ability to expand our service offering in key markets.

The Content Agency Pty Ltd
Location Sydney, Australia
2016 Turnover AUD333,333
2016 EBITDA AUD44,030
Key Clients Studio Canal, Study Adelaide, University of Technology Sydney, The University of Newcastle Australia, Universal Music Group, Transdev and BBC Worldwide  
Key Synergies Video content strategy, video content production, video content management  
Key Executive Luke Hardiman, Director
Website www.thecontentagency.com.au

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This information is information that The Marketing Group plc is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 04:30pm CET on 14th February 2017.

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