QMJ Publishing acquire BDS Marketing Research with Corporate Finance advice from Dains

Deal summary

Nottingham based publisher and exhibition business, QMJ Publishing, has acquired the market research consultancy business, BDS Marketing Research, with corporate finance advice from Dains.

QMJ Publishing is a privately owned publishing and exhibition business that serves the quarrying, recycling and natural stone industries. QMJ Publishing currently produces two magazines, two reference books and one online publication aswell as hosting two exhibitions annually.

BDS Marketing Research is an independent marketing and market research consultancy business specialising in the construction materials and waste sectors. BDS Marketing Research produces regular reports in these sectors, as well as undertaking specific reports on request.

The acquisition of BDS Marketing Research was the first in QMJ Publishing’s history, with Dains undertaking financial and tax due diligence.

The difference we made

Roy Farmer and Rob Wilson provided financial due diligence support on the transaction by reviewing the historic financials of BDS Marketing Research, including detailed analysis on subscriptions income and deferred income. Tax due diligence was also performed by a specialist transaction tax team within Dains.

Dains also reviewed the completion accounts schedule in accordance with recommendations made during the due diligence process.