On the 25th March 2019, it was announced that Last Word, a leading global business information, live events, research and data provider to the global wealth and asset management industries, has been acquired in its entirety by Bonhill Group Plc, a company listed on AIM.
The primary motivation for the sale is to ensure that Last Word can develop to its full potential for the benefit of our growing client base and, vitally, our fantastic team. We firmly believe that the combination with Bonhill will provide the necessary support, funding, infrastructure and skills to maximise the potential of our existing brands and those in development. The combination also provides Last Word a springboard into America, where clients have encouraged us to provide our market leading solution. This means that Bonhill / Last Word now has respected asset and wealth management brands in America, Europe, UK, Middle East, Southern Africa and Asia and a robust platform to serve its clients even more comprehensively.
As asset management becomes a more global enterprise, Last Word is striving to be the preferred B2B strategic partner of asset managers and associated financial institutions worldwide. This requires ongoing, substantial investment into world class products, services, solutions, analytics and people. Bonhill and its management team are totally committed to doing exactly this with its Last Word business.
Bonhill Group plc is a leading B2B media company providing business information, live events and data & insight propositions to international Technology, Financial Services and Diversity business communities. The company is headquartered in London and listed on AIM. Bonhill’s brands include Information Age in the Technology Sector, InvestmentNews in the Financial Services sector and its Women in … Series in the Diversity sector. Bonhill’s goal is to build a portfolio of market leading brands supporting its global communities in each of the above industry sectors.
Co-founders, CEO Rod Boulogne, Group MD Jamie Hinchliffe, editorial director Dylan Emery and Asia MD Tom Porter are all staying in their roles to support Last Word’s clients and grow the business. As a strong sign of confidence in the combined group, the Last Word partners have taken a portion of the sale proceeds in Bonhill shares.
We are very grateful for the industry’s past support and look forward to working closely with established and new clients in our enhanced capacity.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Welcome to Last Word, an independent financial media solutions provider headquartered in London, with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Since our launch in 2005, Last Word has been the final say for first to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. Our invaluable insight, intelligent and inspirational content is delivered to our sophisticated markets across multi-channel platforms - print, digital, research, data and events.
Our unrivalled brand reputation and bespoke content offerings are the first choice for wealth managers, financial advisers, fund selectors, discretionary managers, distributors and intermediaries across the globe, helping them forge the right connections, and make better informed business decisions with confidence.
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