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Acquisition of BCA Publications Ltd. by Metal Bulletin plc


Client and Buyer:  Metal Bulletin plc

Based in Surry, United Kingdom Metal Bulletin plc (“Metal Bulletin”) is a specialty publisher of vertical-market magazines and newsletters.  Primary publications on the international iron, steel and non-ferrous metal markets, Metal Bulletin wanted to diversify by acquiring similar publishers. 


Seller:  BCA Publications Ltd.

Based in Montreal, Canada BCA Publications is a publisher of independent fundamental financial market and economic research, covering both developed and emerging markets serving primarily the financial services industry in over 80 countries.


Transaction Details:

A multi-year deal was struck with c$29m payable at closing with additional payments made over the 5-years following the closed based on financial performance with a maximum consideration payable of c$71m.  Metal Bulletin was acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor (LON: ERM) for £221.3m on October 6, 2006


Broker/Dealer:  Not Applicable (pre-FINRA regulation)

Completion:  May 2001

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