Business brokers specialising in the sale of publishing, digital media & events businesses across the UK

We market sales of publishing, digital media and events businesses across the UK. These include retirement sales, disposals by larger firms concentrating on core activities plus sales by entrepreneurs who have successfully built up businesses and wish to embark on fresh challenges.
 Selling Your Business
If you are ready to sell your business please send us an e-mail stating the type of business you run, how long you have been trading, where you are based, annual turnover and annual profits. By profits we mean the total of owner salaries, owner dividends, corporation tax and personal benefits. We will advise within 48 hours whether your business is saleable and whether we can handle the sale for you. Please contact ibenson@matrixmergers.co.uk
 Receive E-mail Alerts
We can send you e-mail alerts about newly listed publishing, digital media and events businesses for sale. You are welcome to let us know the types of businesses and the areas of the country you are most interested in but alerts go out regardless to all subscribers. Just send your contact details to ibenson@matrixmergers.co.uk
 Businesses For Sale
We are currently marketing the following businesses. If you wish details of a business please download our confidentiality agreement Please print it out, complete it, sign it, scan it in and e-mail it back to ibenson@matrixmergers.co.uk Should you subsequently wish to explore a business further we can arrange meetings or telephone discussions with the owner, obtain additional figures or answer other questions. Without a signed form we will be unable to provide any further details.

Long Established Industry Magazine

570k turnover. Advertisers are manufacturers or wholesalers. Recruitment advertising is carried. The annual revenue from advertising sales is approx 470k. 90% of advertisers renew their schedules each year. Advertising is sold via direct sales. Subscription revenue 100k per year. Editorial is news, opinion, articles, jobs and high level research data. 1,000 copies are posted to subscribers. Subscriptions are sold through e-marketing. The business employs an editor, news editor, graphic designer, sales executive and part time sales administrator. Freelance graphic designer and editorial contributors. The owners work part time. The business generates a profit for the owners of around 137k per year. A new owner could develop the business by expanding online content to appeal to specific groups of potential subscribers. Microsites could be developed. Industry data could be provided on a subscription basis. The owners wish to pursue other business ventures. Guide price 750k.

Yacht Magazine

228k turnover. Frequency of publication is quarterly. The target readership is superyacht crew on the Mediterranean with buying power. Editorial is about products and services relevant to superyachts and their crew. The main advertisers are providers of products and services to superyachts. Annual revenue from advertising sales is around 228k. 4,500 copies of each issue are produced and distributed free of charge to superyachts and businesses within the industry. 300 copies are posted free of charge to recipients. There is potential to develop a subscriber base. The owner works full time in the business. The annual profit available to the owner is around 125k. A part-time editor is employed along with a part time designer. The business is marketed through word of mouth and telephone sales. An e-mail bulletin is sent out quarterly. A new owner could increase publication frequency to bi-monthly, expand the website or the launch sister titles in North America and the Caribbean. The owner wishes to pursue another business venture. The current owner is willing to provide a handover for a buyer. Guide price 450k.

Business to Business Public Relations Firm

150k turnover. Public relations agency with business to business clients. The business runs media relations campaigns, social media accounts, eshots, enewsletters, surveys, corporate identity plus design and print for brochures. The business generates an annual profit for the owners of around 55k. 2 full time staff at an annual cost of 33k are employed as PR account executive and PR assistant. The business first started in 1987. The business uses Microsoft Office, CMS for the website, Mail Chimp & Constant Contact for eshots. Because the client base is nationwide the business could operate from anywhere in the UK. A new owner could expand in digital and online PR, develop clients in horizontal and vertical market sectors, offer wider marketing and promotional services or expand into a full service agency. The owners wish to retire. The current owners are willing to provide a handover for a buyer. Guide price 165k.

 Contact   :   Ian Benson   Matrix Mergers   Blake House, 18 Blake Street, York YO1 8QH   01133 280988   ibenson@matrixmergers.co.uk