Corporate Finance Deal Announcement: Eclipse Colour Print

1st Jun 2015

We are delighted to announce the completion of the merger of Eclipse Colour Print and 4DM.

Eclipse Colour and the 4DM Group have aimed to become the "best in class" after merging in a deal that creates one of the UK's largest independent commercial print and direct mail businesses.  The merger is the culmination of a working relationship between Eclipse managing director Simon Moore and 4DM chief executive Charles Grant-Salmon that spans more than 20 years.

We provided transaction support services and the deal was funded through the strong balance sheet of Eclipse.  Resources were pulled from our corporate finance, tax and audit teams to provide the range of transaction support that was required.  Our team’s track record and experience was paramount in us being able to provide the guidance necessary to assist with Eclipse in its acquisition of an initial 10% stake in 4DM as part of a five-year strategy that will eventually see managing director Simon Moore take a majority shareholding in the group.  We are delighted with the outcome for all parties involved.

Moore said that both he and Grant-Salmon viewed the deal as an opportunity to build "a fully integrated marketing services provider where two well-established businesses with like-minded staff come together to pool strengths, technology and innovation".

We wish Eclipse and 4DM every success for the future and look forward to working with them further over the coming months and years.

About Eclipse and 4DM

Eclipse and 4DM specialise in marketing communications on behalf of large blue chip organisations covering acquisition, retention, profiling and cross selling campaigns.  Their combined knowledge and experience has proven to help their customers improve campaign effectiveness and increase ROI.  Whether it is simple direct mail, database analysis or a full blown integrated cross media campaign, the group has a reputation throughout the industry for consistently exceeding expectations.

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If you would like to know more about this deal or how we can assist you, your clients or your contacts who may be looking to make a corporate acquisition, send us an online enquiry to arrange an initial no-obligation meeting.

What they say about us

The continuity with their core specialist sector team and ability to give advice across several areas of support has been key to us working together. - Feefo Holdings Ltd

What they say about us

The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions