Thursday, July 02, 2009

Announcement from Bloomsbury
01st July 2009
Proposed Acquisition of Tottel Publishing Limited

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc ("Bloomsbury") announces today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Tottel Publishing Limited ("Tottel"), an independent professional and academic publisher in the UK and Ireland. The offer to acquire the entire share capital of Tottel "debt free" will be satisfied by a cash consideration of £9.96m and upon completion Tottel Publishing Ltd will be renamed Bloomsbury Professional.

For the 12 month period ended 28 February 2009, Tottel generated revenue of £6.25m, operating profit of £0.93m and EBITDA of £1.19m (which included acquisition goodwill of £0.249m). The gross assets of the business at that date were £3.58m. Tottel was founded in 2004 and employs 27 people. The acquisition is expected to be immediately earnings enhancing.

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