Sun | Aug 18, 2019

Business Access sold, to continue regular operations

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Business Access Television (BATV) has been sold to Dawgen Global, the company revealed in a news release yesterday.

The five-year-old business-centred cable network, the brainchild of Jamaican businessmen Leighton Davis and Garth Walker, will change hands in a multimillion-dollar deal as it continues to broadcast across the region.

Earlier this year Business Access TV launched its expansion into the wider Caribbean. The expansion included Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia, the Cayman Islands, The Bahamas, Barbados, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, St Kits and Nevis and St Vincent and The Grenadines.

"Since its inception, BATV has provided business- and economy-based programming at the highest standard. The station has been pivotal in creating a more business-focused mindset for Jamaicans and viewers across the region that will not change. This transaction will see BATV becoming a part of a Global service firm, expanding the brand even further beyond our borders," Walker was quoted as saying in the release.

“The acquisition of BATV is a strategic acquisition and is in keeping with our plans to operate an integrated business solution firm with a Caribbean focus. We intend to use BATV as a tool to offer cutting edge marketing services to clients in the Caribbean," said Dawkins Brown, chairman of Dawgen Global and managing partner of Crowe Horwath Jamaica.

Dawgen Global is an integrated multidisciplinary professional service firm that currently operates Crowe Horwath Jamaica.

Crowe Horwath Jamaica is a member firm of Crowe Global, the eighth largest global accounting and advisory network in the world. The network consists of more than 220 offices with over 36,500 employees in 130 countries.