Ocean Media’s largest division is Social Housing (B2B) which runs a number of sector leading events and conferences, including the flagship Housing event in the UK. These events are supported and promoted by award winning magazines and digital publications Inside Housing and Social Housing.
Ocean Media also runs the National Wedding Shows (B2C) covering London and the South East, the Midlands, the North West and the North East of the UK. The third arm of the business is Bridal, a B2B portfolio of shows, a trade magazine and website. Since our investment we have gone on to add further complementary B2B events, building around the strong existing core.
The management team is comprised of David Moran (who has been involved with the business in one form or another for over 20 years), Rob Brighouse (CEO) and Declan Cassidy (CFO). The latter worked with us on CJ Fallon. Growth is primarily focused on developing the existing business as well as making strategic bolt-on acquisitions.
James Knott, Director at Lonsdale Capital Partners, said “We are delighted to have supported the MBO of Ocean Media. Each of the business divisions has very strong positions in their respective sectors. We are looking forward to working with the management team to continue to grow the business.”
The Lonsdale team have been instrumental in assisting us in sourcing and executing bolt-ons as part of our buy and build strategy. We have an excellent, open relationship and they both challenge and supportDavid Moran, Chairman, Ocean Media Group
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