Leeds SEO business acquired by XLMedia | Yorkshire

A Leeds-based search engine optimisation business has been acquired for £1.8m by listed digital efficiency writer XLMedia.

Blueclaw Media supplies companies starting from search engine optimisation (SEO), ppc (PPC) administration to digital PR and content material advertising and marketing.

XLMedia has been working with the business since December 2020 throughout which period the BlueClaw crew has carried out new processes and programs which have improved each efficiency and site visitors throughout quite a lot of the group’s websites.

The acquisition will present a UK hub for XLMedia’s European Sports business.

XLMedia can pay £600,000 on completion, with an extra £00,000 on the finish of 12 months one and an extra £600,000 contingent on sure efficiency targets.

Fergus Clawson, proprietor and founding father of BlueClaw, will stay with the business going ahead. 

In the 12 months to 30 November 2021, which was closely impacted by Covid, the business reported income of £1.1m and EBITDA of £100,000. For the 12 months to 30 November 2022 it’s anticipated to contribute revenues of £1.6m and EBITDA of £400,000.

Stuart Simms, chief government at XLMedia, stated: “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of BlueClaw, which is able to see us convey this vastly gifted crew into the XLM household. Having labored carefully with them for over 12 months, we have been in a position to expertise first-hand the standard of their work and are vastly excited on the prospect of BlueClaw’s experience being rolled out throughout our broader portfolio.

“Today’s announcement additional demonstrates our dedication to rebalancing the business with the right abilities, folks and applied sciences to be able to create a sustainable platform able to delivering long-term development.”

XLMedia is suggested by Cenkos Securities (nominated adviser and joint dealer) and Berenberg (joint dealer).


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