July 2018

Transaction Background

MediaMonks is the leading global premium creative production platform, working directly with the world’s largest brands such as adidas, Amazon, General Electric, Google and Netflix. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the company employs over 750 ‘Monks’ from 11 offices around the world and is the industry’s most recognized and awarded production company, having won 128 Cannes Lions to date.

MediaMonks partners with its clients to turn ideas, strategy and IP into inspiring campaigns, products and experiences, creating dynamic data-driven content and building platforms using best of breed UX and digital design. They are globally renowned for their high calibre design and production work at the cutting edge of the next wave of technologies driving digital content such as Augmented Reality, Voice and Artificial Intelligence.

As the first transaction by S4 Capital, MediaMonks will become the cornerstone in its drive to build a global communications services platform for the modern-era, focused on technology, data and content.

Our Role

JEGI | CLARITY represented and advised the shareholders of MediaMonks on all aspects of the transaction.

The team were responsible for managing a highly competitive and focused sales process which included identifying and engaging with multiple prospective international partners, both trade and private equity. We led negotiations on pricing and deal structure as well as being responsible for the overall planning and orchestration of the transaction process.

Ultimately, we delivered a deal that secured an outstanding outcome for both the exiting investors and the management team who retain a significant stake in the ongoing business.

“This is the second time we have worked with the team and put simply we would never do another deal without them by our side.”

Wesley ter Haar and Victor Knaap
Co-Founders, MediaMonks