Some Recent Deals
Positioning a publishing business so buyers looked to its future not to its past.
‘Thank you to Paul Zisman and the talented group of people at Europa Partners for
concluding a successful deal for the sale of Haynes Publishers. This is the second time
that I have worked with Paul, retaining Europa, and it is the second successful conclusion.
Good planning, good advice, calmness and the highest level of integrity and professionalism. A pleasure to work with Europa Partners.’
Eddie Bell, Chairman, Haynes Publishing Group
‘Haynes has been an incredibly important part of my life. I was apprehensive about selling the business and was grateful for Paul Zisman’s wise guidance and counsel. Paul held the family’s hands through the sale process. He was calm, cool, good humoured and highly professional. The result speaks for itself.’
J Haynes, CEO, Haynes Publishing Group
NEW SCIENTIST (Buy side)
TAKING A MUCH LOVED PUBLICATION INTO A NEW FAMILY
“New Scientist is a world-renowned publication loved by its readers, and we are both thrilled and proud to welcome it to the DMGT family,” said Lord Rothermere, the chairman of the Mail’s parent company.”
The Guardian March 3rd 2021
NEW SCIENTIST (Sell side)
Practising the science of acquisition quietly and to great effect.
‘Thanks too to Paul Zisman and his team at Europa who have been an unfailing source of calm and sensible advice in a mad, mad world, and without whom we would not be here today. You represent the best in relationship banking.’
Sir Bernard Gray, Executive Chairman, New Scientist
‘New Scientist is an iconic and cherished brand and it was important for RBI to find the right home where it might flourish. Europa Partners understood this and using their industry networks were able to identify a number of potential partners.
It is through their relationships that we were able to find a good partner for New Scientist. Their flexible, pragmatic approach and support were invaluable in helping us achieve our goals.’
Paul White, Global Strategy Director, Reed Business Information
SOFA BRANDS INTERNATIONAL
A great British brand sold to a skilled new owner.
‘Europa Partners’ ability to raise £56m in co-investor equity with just one telephone call was rather impressive.’
Sir Peter Burt, Chairman, Promethean Investments
‘It was your contacts, patience and guidance that created the platform which led to a successful conclusion.’
Scott Malvenan, Chief Executive, Sofa Brands International