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Online resource

£2m to £5m
Miscellaneous, Technology
UK Wide, Outside UK
18 January 2021

Business description

The company has developed and operates a leading online resource, which holds over 25 million specialist records and is renowned as a leading expert within its niche field.

The company is renowned for its significant resources, comprehensive database and dedicated, customer-focused services, enabling it to build up a sizeable customer base and benefit from a consistent, reliable stream of revenue from ongoing subscriptions.

Having grown into a successful, respected business with a renowned website, the company is now being offered for sale as the majority shareholder wishes to pursue alternative, unrelated ventures.


  • Utilising a dedicated and highly experienced team of experts, the company stands apart from its competitors for the quality and accuracy of the data that it provides, firmly establishing itself as a leading provider within its niche market. 
  • The company’s website has amassed 2.5 million registered customer accounts, receiving an average of 500,000 visitors each month. 
  • Benefits from a loyal, long-standing customer base and is building up a strong international presence, with overseas customers accounting for 13% of turnover. 
  • Benefits from a strong search engine ranking, with strategic investment in organic SEO and PPC supplying a steady stream of new visitors. 
  • Highly experienced team in place, including in-house development and transcription teams to ensure the highest levels of accuracy and service, possessing the skills and expertise required to manage day-to-day operations on an ongoing basis. 
  • Operates from leasehold premises based in South West England.


Turnover (£'000) Adjusted EBITDA (£'000)
2017 (Actual) 2,418 759
2018 (Actual) 2,549 1,001
2019 (Actual) 3,227 1,523
2020 (Actual) 3,313 1,804
2021 (Forecast) 3,728 1,709
  • Achieved turnover of £3.3 million in YE20, with an adjusted EBITDA in excess of £1.8 million. 
  • The company’s adjusted EBITDA margin has grown year-on-year for the last four years, increasing from 31% to 54% between YE17 and YE20. 
  • Turnover is on course to reach £3.7 million in YE21, with an adjusted EBITDA of £1.7 million. 
  • The majority of the company’s revenue is generated from monthly and annual subscriptions, which account for 72% and 24% of its turnover, respectively.
  • The nature of the business means that it is highly unlikely to experience any negative impact as a result of Covid-19 or Brexit.

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