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Website platform PHD Interactive acquired by Private Investor

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PHD Interactive (PHDi) has been acquired by a Private Investor to achieve a step change in scale and services offered. This transaction was led by M&A advisors BCMS with legal advice from Livingstons Solicitors.

Headquartered in London, PHDi provides digital services to thousands of small businesses, with a primary focus on websites and marketing. Founded by a KPMG consultant PHDi differentiates itself with a focus on achieving business results for their customers using innovative technologies and methodologies. Independently verified research showed customers of PHDi occupying 5x more Google page one places than their nearest competitor, all achieved through PHDi’s proprietary SearchMax system.

PHDi targets a small number of key business sectors with a primary focus on healthcare and therapy professionals through its WebHealer brand. This deep understanding of sector requirements combined with preferred supplier relationships to leading professional associations has been the basis of continuous improvement and innovation over many years.

Director of PHDi, Phil Hulme said: “For over 17 years PHDi has achieved continuous growth and become the no.1 provider to the professional therapist sector.

“We are passionate about great design and delivering bottom line results for our clients. Our customers really value this approach and there is significant growth potential for the business. Lisa and I have taken it as far as we possibly can. We are ready for a change and the business is poised for step change. We are very excited for what the future holds with the new owner. Lisa and I will be staying on and we are really looking forward to this next chapter.”

BCMS Lead Advisor, Ashwani Batra commented: “We are so pleased that PHDi’s future development has been assured through this successful completion. We have no doubt that this company will continue to grow and reach its future targets. We wish them all the best for the future.”

Price and terms of the deal are undisclosed.


Steve Murphy's picture
Posted Nov 2019
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