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Bezier eyes acquisitions following MBO deal


By The Drum Team, Editorial

August 26, 2011 | 2 min read

Following its management-buyout earlier this week, point-of-sale marketing business Bezier has said that it is considering selective acquisitions.

The MBO, completed earlier this week and led by chief executive Trevor O’Reilly, with financial backing from H.I.G., saw the acquisition of the company’s senior debt of over £70m, with more money said to be available for acquisitions.

O’Reilly told Business Insider: "We have made significant progress over the past 18 months implementing a new and innovative strategy for the business that puts our clients at the centre of everything we do.

"The market is changing and we are building a business model that allows Bezier to lead the way in taking advantage of new opportunities.

"It's been challenging to do this with the legacy of debt within the business but that constraint to growth has now been removed. We were not alone in having a poor balance sheet but we now have one of the strongest balance sheets in the industry and a financial backer willing to invest in the business to support its ambitions."

The MBO also means that chairman David Mitchell will step down.


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