April 21 2015 – Blenheim Chalcot and its portfolio company Contentive are delighted to announce the acquisition of the Interactive Marketing division comprising ClickZ, SES and SEW from Incisive Media. Blenheim Chalcot intends to continue to grow and develop these great businesses serving the digital marketing community worldwide. Blenheim Chalcot looks forward to working with ClickZ, SES and SEW subscribers and clients, and continuing to be the source of great content, learning and conferences.Charles Mindenhall, the Blenheim Chalcot co-founder, said: “We are delighted to welcome our new colleagues at ClickZ, SES and SEW. We are looking forward to continuing to grow and develop these great businesses, serving the digital marketing community worldwide.”
Tim Weller, Chairman & CEO, Incisive Media said: “I have known the founders of Blenheim Chalcot, Charles Mindenhall and Manoj Badale, for 15 years. They have an extraordinary track record of building and developing successful businesses and I could not think of a better new owner of ClickZ, SES and Search Engine Watch. Blenheim Chalcot will continue to invest in and develop the brands. In turn, the sale of our Interactive Marketing group will allow us to focus and invest on our core financial information business.”
About Blenheim Chalcot
Blenheim Chalcot is headquartered in London and traces its roots back to netdecisions, the internet services group founded in 1998. Since then, Blenheim Chalcot has built over 25 businesses in a variety of sectors, including IT services and outsourcing, financial services, education, travel, software, sport and media. Today, Blenheim Chalcot’s companies have sales of over £300m and employ in excess of 3000 people. Working with entrepreneurs and co-founders, Blenheim Chalcot continue to create and build businesses in these sectors, often from the ground up, and is now one of the leading venture builders in the world.
More information on the BC companies can be found at www.blenheimchalcot.com
Contentive is a digital marketing company specialising in B2B publishing and lead generation. By offering a range of advanced digital marketing services and technology, Contentive helps its clients grow their businesses online by reaching new audiences and customers.