Plural Strategy (Plural) has advised Mobeus on its investment in GW Global Insights (GWGI), the leading provider of industry news, data and events to the industrial gases market and the fast-evolving hydrogen economy.
The need for information and data to support decision-making is becoming ever more important in an industry facing supply-side constraints, technological advancements and the development of new end-use applications. Mobeus will help GWGI to continue to provide high-quality content. They will also support with the development of GWGI’s business intelligence offerings, digital content and marketing services and expanding its portfolio of events.
Plural Strategy provided commercial due diligence on the transaction, addressing the market opportunity for GWGI, validating its status as the leading provider, and assessing potential value-creation levers.
Jonathan Dufton and Catherine Daly led the Plural team, supported by Tsing Wey Tan, Louis Pincott, Isini Abeysekera and Tom Glenister.
Founded in 2003, GWGI’s “Gasworld” brand is regarded as the “go-to” platform for the $100 billion industrial gases industry and has established a global client base for its publications, worldwide events and business intelligence products. The growing importance of hydrogen in the low-carbon economy led GWGI to create and develop “H2 View” in 2019, focusing on four key pillars of technology, mobility, power and policy. H2 View has grown rapidly since inception and is already considered a leading source of sector insight.
Mobeus are a team of experienced investors with a 20-year track record, providing up to £20 million of funding to UK SMEs across all sectors. They partner with talented and determined management teams at companies with strong growth potential.
GWGI represents the second investment from Mobeus’s latest UK-focused small-cap buyout fund, Mobeus V, following its investment in Gungho Marketing earlier this year.