EOS Marketing Acquired by Phase 3 Media
Oxford Center Strategic Advisor for Entrepreneurs’ Successful Exit
Strategic Buyer Creates Liquidity Event for Oxford Charter Members
ATLANTA -October 23, 2012 – EOS, an integrated marketing and public relations firm has been purchased by Phase 3 Media, a leading provider of design, production and distribution services with offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas and Nashville. EOS is active in vertical associations including the American Marketing Association, Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Public Relations Society of America.
EOS hired the Oxford Center in July 2012 to explore strategic alternatives for their growing firm with an expanding Fortune 50 client base. The asset purchase was completed by October 16, 2012. Cliff Oxford noted, “It was like finding a “bolt-on” acquisition for both firms. EOS received a strong market valuation and a nice cultural fit with Phase3Media. I congratulate the principles on a successful exit. They were charter members of EA when I started the group at Emory University.” Ken Holsclaw, President of Phase3Media adds, “With the acquisition of EOS, clients will enjoy a complete end-to-end solution. From ideation to execution to delivery, it’s all here.”
From entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations based in the southeast, both firms built their businesses on strong client relationships, superior customer service, understanding client needs and delivering exceptional work. “Because EOS has such a superior reputation in the marketplace, as well as a compelling brand in the industry, everything will remain business as usual,” continued Holsclaw. “EOS’ opportunity to become a Phase 3 Media company just increases their capabilities and potential for exponential growth.”