Management Buy Out | Completed July 2010 | Mid market – $125m EV
Business overview
  • Known as Media Monitors — a media services business – transitioning from traditional press clippings to monitoring new media and offering add on business services
  • Market leader in Australia with footprint into Asia
  • Now known as iSentia – Asia – Pacific’s leading media intelligence company
What we did
  • Identified an attractive business that had a succession planning need
  • Worked with Management to determine buy-out appetite
  • Identified, introduced and advised appropriate private equity investor — Quadrant Private Equity. Yorkway co-invested alongside Quadrant.
  • Listed on ASX (ASX : ISO) June 2014 — Quadrant retained 25% holding
  • Listing metrics: $408m market cap, $456m EV — 11 x forward EBITDA
  • Investment returns — in excess of 5 x money in 4 years.  At December 2015 trading at more than double $2.04 IPO price

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“The insights and sound advice Yorkway Partners provided us was second to none. They took the time to get to know us and delivered the right solution for our unique situation in a discreet and timely manner.”

John CrollChief Executive Officer, iSentia (formerly Media Monitors)

“Yorkway’s depth of commercial experience along with their investment and deal experience sets them apart. We’re always happy to pay a fair price for a good business. Paul Batchelor and the Yorkway team consistently present Quadrant Private Equity with quality businesses that meet our investment criteria and demonstrate their commitment by always co-investing.”

Chris HadleyExecutive Chairman, Quadrant Private Equity