Dubray books was founded in 1973 by Helen Clear and was subsequently acquired by her daughter and late husband, Kevin Barry, i 1988. Dubray emplys approx. 90 people accross Dublin and Galway.
Founded in 1866, Eason is Ireland’s oldest book retailer. The acquisition of Dubray has been facilitated by the injection of €20 million of capital into the Eason & Son retail business by Eason shareholders in 2019.
Eason intends to retain Dubray as a seperate brand with Dubray continuing to operate in its current format as a stand-alone division within Eason.
The BDO team advising on the transaction was led by Rory O'Keeffe, Partner, BDO Transaction Services.