FBC Manby Bowdler has advised a Birmingham digital media agency on the takeover of a rival business.
David Hughes and David Preece, solicitors in FBC Manby Bowdler’s Wolverhampton-based corporate team, advised Made Media on the acquisition of the assets of rival agency London-based Firechaser.
The deal adds the National Theatre, Southbank Centre and Roundhouse to Made’s portfolio of prestige arts and culture clients.
Jake Grimley, managing director of Made Media, said: “This acquisition presented a fantastic opportunity for us to consolidate our position in this sector. We enjoy building strong, ongoing relationships with our clients and this will allow us to continue innovating right across our portfolio.”
James Sage, partner and head of corporate services at FBC Manby Bowdler said: “Made Media is a great example of a strong creative and entrepreneurial company with its roots in the Midlands.”
The acquisition of Firechaser comes hot on the heels of recent success abroad, with work currently in the pipeline for large performing arts organisations in the US and Australia.
Made Media was formed in 2002 and is still independently owned and managed by the founders. Made has offices in Birmingham and London and works for clients in the arts, advertising and broadcast sectors.
This is Made Media’s third acquisition in recent years, having taken over Fireloop Creative in 2009 and added a social media service by picking up Meshed Media last year.