The media sector has changed dramatically in recent years as the rise of digital and other advances in technology have inspired businesses to find innovative new ways to reach and engage their customers. Thanks to these changes, media has become an increasingly important part of the UK economy.

It’s also a key focus for Phoenix; we have invested across the media sector and worked with leading management teams to make sure businesses are well positioned to benefit from the rapid changes in the industry. We have invested in a diverse range of companies, including information and data providers, marketing services, media analytics specialists, and exhibition organisers.



Examples of some of our investments in the sector



Karma Communications Group is a marketing services group with a fully integrated offer and a strong focus on digital and new media channels. Phoenix invested in 2011, and alongside the management team, helped to create one of the UK’s leading independent marketing agencies. 

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CloserStill is a leading international business-to-business exhibition organiser. We worked together with the management team to treble the size of the business through a combination of new event launches, acquisitions and international growth.

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Precise provides media monitoring, insight and analysis services to corporate, government and public relations clients. Phoenix supported Precise’s growth both organically and through further acquisitions, with a particular focus on developing the company’s digital and analytical services.

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