Group IMD appoints Iain Ferguson as Chairman for the next phase of its expansion
London, April 20th
Group IMD, the leading, global video advertising workflow company, has appointed Iain Ferguson as its Chairman. Iain has extensive international experience in building service, digital and communications companies as a senior executive and as a Chairman.
Iain is Chairman, shareholder and advisor to a number of business services, communications and digital/technology companies with UK and international operations. He is Chairman of LDC-backed EDM Group, a leading information management group operating in the UK and the United States; of Creston Unlimited, a marketing communications group; and of Jigsaw24, a technology solutions specialist backed by North Edge. He recently stepped down as Chairman of Optionis following its successful sale to Arkarius and Sovereign Capital.
Iain previously served as the New York based CEO of EuroRSCG Marketing Services, was subsequently appointed EVP and Member of the Executive Committee at Havas SA in Paris and led the successful IPO of Mission Marketing Group Plc.
“We’re delighted that Iain has joined the leadership team at Group IMD. The next phase of our development will see us deepen our market penetration for our core services and develop new services for digital and programmatic media. Iain’s experience makes him ideally suited to help us do this.” – Simon Cox, CEO.
“Group IMD is an extraordinary global success story, consistently innovating to automate, connect and transform the video advertising industry. I look forward to working with the management team, Inflexion and the Board on the next phase of this exciting journey.” – Iain Ferguson, Chairman.
About Group IMD
Group IMD is a global technology business automating the workflow of video advertisements and data between advertising agencies,production companies,broadcasters and digital media. Working in more than 100 markets with over 35 local offices, Group IMD’s worldwide presence across Europe, Asia Pacific, Australasia, the Middle East and Latin America is changing the way advertising works. Founded in 1996, Group IMD has grown continuously to provide the world’s most extensive, fully automated, cloud native, broadcast grade, video advertising platform: IMD Cloud. It also owns and operates the UK TV industry’s automated booking and creative exposure management platform CARIA®.
Inflexion is an award-winning UK mid-market private equity firm, advising on investments between £10m to £100m in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams and working in partnership with them to accelerate growth. A mid-market specialist with bespoke teams and dedicated capital, the Inflexion Funds back majority or minority investments in the lower mid-market, mid-market Buyouts and provides minority solutions for larger mid-market companies through its dedicated Partnership Capital offering.
Advising across all sectors from offices in London and Manchester, Inflexion also has experts in Bangalore, São Paulo and Shanghai dedicated to portfolio development, enabling investee companies to benefit from privileged access to these fast growth markets. The firm has in-house digital expertise, invests in operational improvement and supports growth via acquisition.
Recent transactions include the Enterprise Fund buyout of MyPolicy, Partnership Capital investments in K2 and Medivet and buyouts of Cawood and Group IMD. We also supported add-on acquisitions CloserStill, Reed & Mackay and CableCom.
Inflexion is currently advising c. £2bn on behalf of its investors, read more at inflexion.com