MDW Capital supports Aferian plc’s 2025 Strategy Arranging New $50 million Acquisition Facilities
London, 14th February 2022
MDW Capital is delighted to announce another International growth financing, closing out 2021 with its 26th completion. The Firm advised Aferian plc, the software-led global media tech company focused on TV and video streaming, in arranging new $50 million M&A growth facilities, with a further $50 million accordion facility to enable larger acquisitions to be pursued as part of the Group’s 2025 Strategy.
Aferian’s technology delivers modern TV experiences the way viewers want it, enabling traditional TV and contemporary streaming services to be watched on any device, live or on demand. The Group has a track record of anticipating technological and behavioural audience trends and creates the software solutions that Pay TV operators, broadcasters and content owners need to drive viewer enjoyment, growth in audience share and, ultimately, profitability.
MDW Capital provided Aferian with end-to-end capital advisory support: from capital strategy to arranging the facilities, all focused on the critical objective of enabling the Group to finance targeted acquisitions with committed funding.
Mark Carlisle, Group CFO and COO, commented “The team at MDW Capital have made a significant difference to our business: they helped us evolve our capital strategy to support our 2025 Strategy, and then secured us an exceptional financing outcome to provide funding for it. For listed groups like Aferian plc to have access to their level of expertise and service is a game changer: Now we really can compete toe to toe with private equity.”
Andrew Aylwin, Managing Partner at MDW Capital added “Aferian’s ability to deliver its 2025 Strategy is predicated on accelerating its strong organic growth with strategic acquisitions. Their updated capital strategy and these new facilities now ensure they can deliver on that. We have greatly enjoyed supporting the Group in executing this complex transaction – enabling listed clients to borrow at PLC pricing with private equity terms. Yet again, our experience as investors and borrowers brings real difference to our clients.”