BDO Transaction Services on Eason’s Acquisition of Dubray Books

21 May 2021

BDO Corporate Finance is proud to be featured on Finance Dublin’s Deals of the Year 2021. We were delighted to see the story of Eason’s acquisition of Dubray Books profiled on this month’s edition. In this deal, Rory O’Keeffe, Partner, led the Transaction Services team in providing financial and tax due diligence services to Eason.

Eason’s move to acquire Dubray Books was a forward-thinking, strategic decision to expand its offering in a rapidly changing retail environment. Eason plans to support Dubray as a stand-alone brand, anticipating that it will add a positive impact to Eason’s overall financial performance.

In the article, Rory credits BDO’s strong relationship with Eason and the Transaction Services team’s knowledge of strategic objectives, to ensuring a successful and beneficial deal for both parties. He further adds that:

BDO's advanced data analytics capabilities were at the core in the due diligence process in assisting the principals in understanding and comparing the respective businesses revenues and margins on a standalone and combined basis. Our approach to enhancing the value we bring to our clients is by providing pragmatic deal advice and commercial insight. This is underpinned by our strong motivation to help our clients achieve successful transaction outcomes.”

Eason comments, “We are very excited by the potential to grow the Dubray business in conjunction with the continued development of the existing Eason retail offering in the coming years.”

BDO Corporate Finance has a strong track record of achieving successful results for evolving businesses. The Transaction Services team guides businesses through deals by identifying critical issues and advising them accordingly so that they understand the implications and can make informed decisions to reach their objectives. If your business is considering its next steps for the future, contact the us today on [email protected].