17 November 2023
RSM UK has advised leading graphics, branding and signage solutions company Macro Art on its sale to global premium graphics producer Moss Inc, supporting the buyer’s plans for UK expansion.
Founded in 1992, Macro Art is an award-winning, high-end graphics provider based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, working with clients including luxury retailers, broadcasters, sports organisations, and theme parks.
Macro Art’s managing director Michael Green and the company’s senior leadership team will remain in their roles as part of the acquisition, with all UK staff also retaining their positions.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois Moss is a leading producer of premium graphics, complex structures and custom installations for brand experiences. Moss Inc already has a customer base in mainland Europe, with the deal accelerating Moss’s strategy of building sustainable, high-quality branded experiences for global clients and expanding its footprint into the UK market.
RSM’s team in the North West advised Macro Art on its sale, negotiating the terms and project managing the deal through to completion. The deal has enabled the businesses to partner and secure future production growth in the US, Germany, Poland and the UK.
The RSM deal team was led by corporate finance director Rikesh Patel, with support from corporate finance associate director Ben Everson, associate Joe Stiles and executive Declan McKenna. Gateley PLC provided legal advice to Macro Art, and Burges Salmon provided legal advice to Moss Inc.
Rikesh Patel, corporate finance director at RSM, said: ‘This transaction has resulted in two closely aligned businesses partnering to enable their next stage of growth in the UK and internationally, the RSM team has supported Macro Art throughout this process. It is an exciting time for both businesses, with this transaction accelerating global expansion plans. We are thrilled to have advised the shareholders on this deal, which further demonstrates our capability and breadth of expertise in this sector.’
Michael Green, managing director at Macro Art, said: ‘Moss is a leading global player and its investment in Macro Art is a testament to the talent of our people and the loyalty of our customers. The combination of Moss and Macro Art represents great news for customers, our employees and the growth potential of both businesses. We share the same values on sustainability, service, innovation and a commitment to a strong people culture that makes this such a great fit.’
Jason Popp, president and CEO of Moss Inc, added: ‘We are delighted to welcome the talented Macro Art team and their clients to Moss and look forward to an exciting future ahead. Our footprint of production facilities in the US, Germany, Poland, and now the UK ensures we are able to support clients in a consistent and effective way, regardless of where their branded experience is.’