Print Published 25th Aug 2012, 01:14

Media Shop failure poses buyout funding questions

Media buying agency The Media Shop has gone into administration although its parent company Starprobe has so far avoided a similar fate.

The seeds of the financial crisis appear to have been sown when The Media Shop’s own funds were used to facilitate a management buyout of the business seven years ago, leaving the group’s capital base more vulnerable than otherwise would have been the case.