Moore Kingston Smith advises The Edge Picture Company on its sale to Zinc Media

24 August 2022 / Insight posted in Article

Moore Kingston Smith has advised The Edge Picture Company, an award-winning production company, on its sale to Zinc Media, the UK’s leading TV and brand film production company.

The Edge is an international film production and marketing agency for corporate, learning and commercial audiences. The company’s global presence, with operations in London and Qatar, has attracted multinational clients including BT Group, FIFA and Network Rail. Its content has won over 700 awards, most notably the ‘Production Company of the Year Worldwide’ award for the last 15 years at the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards. Zinc Media, an AIM-listed group, operates in two segments: Zinc Television and Zinc Communicate. The Edge will sit alongside Zinc Communicate, the group’s publishing and content creation unit. This acquisition increases Zinc Media’s market presence both domestically and internationally, expanding its content into new markets including animation, e-learning and education.

The Edge has been a client of Moore Kingston Smith since 1996. Over the past 26 years, the firm has provided The Edge with tax advisory and assurance services.

Nick Thompson, Katharine Stone and Charlie Killingbeck from Moore Kingston Smith’s corporate finance team, supported by corporate tax specialists Mike Scoltock and Tom Acland, advised The Edge’s shareholders throughout the transaction.

Marjorie Blake-Convey, CEO of The Edge Picture Company, commented: “Having worked with Moore Kingston Smith over many years, we already valued their professional, pragmatic and highly commercial advice and approach, as well as their industry insight. They delivered to an even higher standard for us over such an incredibly important process for The Edge’s future, and we felt completely supported and informed every step of the way. Such transactions are fraught and highly pressurised and we couldn’t have asked for a better team to guide us through the labyrinth and bring us safely out the other side. Myself, Pete and all involved at The Edge are so grateful to have been able to work with such a great team.”

Nick Thompson, Corporate Finance Partner at Moore Kingston Smith, said: “It has been wonderful to support the award-winning Edge team through their sale process and build on the long-standing relationship between our companies. We are excited by the prospects this transaction brings to Blakey, Pete and the team at The Edge.”