A Fusion Deal: Integer Research sold to Argus Media

ArgusInteger Research an independent provider of specialist market intelligence and analysis, consultancy services and conferences has has been sold to Argus Media, the global energy and commodity price reporting agency. Fusion Corporate Partners acted as corporate advisor for Integer Research. The Fusion team was led by Paul Kelly, Director at Fusion. The terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Integer provides the fertilizer, wire and cable, and emissions control markets with specialist economic and financial analysis, market forecasts, strategy, and benchmarking information, as well as global conferences.


Paul Kelly

Speaking about the sale, Fusion’s Paul Kelly said, “I’ve known Integer Directors Tim Cheyne, and Oliver Hatfield for four years; I met their third partner, Philip Radbourne at the start of the process. They are a highly professional team with great industry knowledge and expertise. Integer is a great fit with Argus and they will do very well. I wish them every success”.

Integer Managing Director Tim Cheyne added, “This is a natural cultural and strategic fit for Integer and we are excited to build on Argus’ existing global expertise in commodity markets and leverage its technology and platform strengths to the benefit of our customers.”

Argus Media Chairman and Chief Executive Adrian Binks said, “Argus’ acquisition of Integer will expand the range and depth of services we offer to our customers. Integer has a unique product offering and this, combined with Argus’ global reach and scale, will offer users powerful market intelligence and insight.”

Argus first entered the global fertilizer markets with the acquisition of price reporting and events business FMB Consultants in 2011. A company sale project also managed by Fusion Corporate Partners. In 2014 Fusion sold Metal Pages to Argus.

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A Fusion Deal: Fertilizer market information and analysis business Fertecon sold to Informa Group

Fusion Corporate Partners are pleased to announce our second deal of 2012. The sale of fertilizer market information and analysis business Fertecon Limited to Informa Group.

FERTECON, founded in 1978, provides on subscription only,  price discovery, current information and analysis services to the global fertilizer industry.  Its data and forecasts are used by virtually all the leading fertilizer companies in the world as well as by many financial institutions.

Barrie Bain, Chairman and one of the founders of FERTECON Limited said, “This is an exciting development. FERTECON is an excellent fit with Informa’s Agra group. Agricultural developments drive the fertilizer market and the combination of FERTECON fertilizer industry knowledge with Agra’s insight into the agrifoodsector will create a unique resource of information and analysis. Informa’s knowledge of the food, freight, and energy sectors will significantly enhance FERTECON’s services to the fertilizer industry. FERTECON has a great team of market analysts and now they will have access to the resources of the Informa Group. ”

Barrie Bain and Vivien Bright, two of the former shareholders and directors of FERTECON Limited, will join Informa to help build FERTECON within the Group. Terry Phillips, the third shareholder and director, will work on a consultancy basis for the FERTECON business.

Paul Slight, Director at Fusion, said, “It was a pleasure to work with Barrie, Vivien and Terry. They have built a great business over the last 30 years and it will be an excellent fit with Informa’s Agra group.”

Fusion acted exclusively for the shareholders of Fertecon Limited. The team responsible for this transaction were Paul Slight (pslight@fusioncorp.co.uk) and Paul Kelly (pkelly@fusioncorp.co.uk). Waterfront Solicitors, headed by Matthew Cunningham, provided legal advice to the vendors.

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