October 2018

  • Client : Best Version Media
  • Activity : Hyperlocal media and marketing company
  • Sector : Media & Digital Technology
  • Acquired by: Bertram Capital
  • Transaction Type: Sell-side

What our client said

"Oaklins was pivotal for the successful completion of this important acquisition."

Dr Hans-Martin Schneeberger, Schneeberger Holding AG

Best Version Media (BVM), a hyperlocal media and marketing company based in Wisconsin, has received an investment from Bertram Capital.

BVM is a hyperlocal media and marketing company serving over 600 individual neighborhoods across the United States and Canada with professional publications that reflect the integrity, pride and prestige of the community. Based in Brookfield, Wisconsin, BVM offers a growing portfolio of solutions oriented toward consumers and advertisers in high impact local markets typically encompassing a few thousand individual households. The company works in partnership with independent publishers who typically live and work directly within the communities they serve. Founded in 2007, BVM has received numerous awards for its employee-friendly culture, its leadership and its rapid growth.

Based in California and with over US$1.4 billion in committed capital, Bertram Capital is a private equity firm targeting investments in lower middle-market companies.

Dave Durand, CEO of BVM said:

“We are thrilled to partner with Bertram Capital. Not only do they understand our company’s differentiated approach to media and marketing, they bring a wealth of relevant capabilities, including Bertram Labs.


BVM is one of the fastest-growing private companies in Wisconsin and among the fastest-growing publishing companies in the United States. Through our partnership with Bertram, we will be well-positioned to accelerate our growth.”

One of Oaklins’ TMT teams in New York acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to the seller in this transaction.

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