Creative Spark and Burn Media acquired by M&C Saatchi

2015 | Komen Capital acted for the principals of Creative Spark

Creative Spark
M&C Saatchi

"Komen Capital was instrumental in facilitating the acquisition of Creative Spark (PTY) Ltd, including its Burn Media publishing division, by M&C Saatchi UK PLC. The deal simply would not have happened if it had not been for Komen’s Larry Katz’ communication skills, network and nuanced understanding of M&A. There were critical moments when specific negotiation and communication was needed throughout the 9-month process, and this was navigated expertly, sensitively and discretely by Larry.  The high level of attention to detail and thoroughness is something you don’t often come across in the business world, so I highly appreciated being part of this world-class process. Despite being in demand and often on different continents, I found Larry accessible at almost all times of the day and incredibly responsive, which allowed us to quickly build up strong mutual respect and trust. It seemed that “going the extra mile” was just a regular feature of almost all interactions with Komen. Larry is a highly intelligent individual who knows the digital industry inside out, and from a network point of view I found that he had a unique view and understanding of the industry that very few people have. This is a deal that will propel growth in digital for both companies, create more value for shareholders and value for an industry. Larry is indeed worth every cent that he charges, and it has truly been a privilege working with him throughout our engagement."

Matthew Buckland, Managing Director - Creative Spark

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