Establishing the #1 performance agency in the UK

The acquisition of iSpy will firmly cement iProspect’s position as the UK’s top search agency

Deal Type:
  • Marketing Services and Technology

JEGI CLARITY was the sole corporate finance advisor to the shareholders of I Spy through the entire sale process.

Launched in 2005, I Spy is an award-winning digital marketing agency based in London. I Spy is a pioneering agency in its field, delivering integrated services in paid search, natural search, display, social media, mobile marketing and conversion optimization.

The agency has grown rapidly since launch, ranking no. 6 in the 2011 Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 league table. It provides cutting-edge digital marketing services to clients such as Vauxhall, Jobsite, Gap Inc., Virgin Media and Endsleigh.

The deal will take iProspect’s search billings to £150m, cementing its position as the UK’s top search agency. iProspect, part of Aegis Media, has global media billings of $780m and more than 1,300 people in 48 offices worldwide.

JEGI CLARITY were excellent throughout the transaction. They fully understood our business, industry and potential buyer-set. They ran a highly professional and focused sale process which delivered the desired outcome for all stakeholders. The senior level attention and role as trusted advisor proved pivotal to achieve our objectives. I would recommend JEGI CLARITY

Chris Whitelaw, Founder & President, I Spy Marketing

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