Whistl acquires Spark Ecommerce Group

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2018-12-10T10:57:29+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for leading delivery management company Whistl on their acquisition of fulfilment and contact centre group Spark Ecommerce Group. Headquartered in Marlow, Whistl is a leading delivery management company with activities in Business Mail, Doordrop Media, Parcels and e-fulfillment. They are market leaders in Downstream Access Mail (DSA) services, handling over 50% of bulk business mail in the UK and their mail expertise and infrastructure supports their continued growth in the parcel delivery [...]

Mobeus invests in Kudos

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2018-12-03T12:03:22+00:00

HMT LLP advised Mobeus Equity Partners on their Series A investment in Kudos, the award-winning service for maximising the reach and impact of academic research. Founded in 2014, Kudos serves over a quarter of a million researchers, affiliated with over 10,000 universities and other research institutions in 190 countries. Having built the only platform dedicated to the dissemination of academic research across the multiple networks and channels available to researchers for sharing information about their work, as well [...]

Downing invests in Rated People

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2018-09-24T15:07:37+00:00

HMT LLP advised Downing on their £4 million investment in online home services marketplace Rated People Ltd. Rated People is an online home services marketplace that aims to connect homeowners with high quality local tradespeople. The company offers access to more than 50,000 tradespeople, representing over 30 trades, and covering the whole of the UK.  It is free for homeowners to post jobs on the platform. Trades customers pay a subscription fee, along with transactional revenues to access [...]

Chiltern Capital invests in PES

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2018-09-27T08:38:11+00:00

HMT LLP advised Chiltern Capital in a growth capital investment in employee benefits and HR support provider Premier Employer Solutions Ltd (“PES”). PES was founded as an employee benefits consultancy and started to focus on designing a SaaS employee benefits solution for smaller and mid-tier businesses in 2011. Since then PES has been offering clients an integrated employee benefits solution with an evolving, user-focused platform, expert benefits advice, employee communications, full back-office administration and an award-winning broking service. [...]

£20m Secondary MBO of UAP

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2018-09-05T10:16:28+00:00

HMT LLP advised the shareholders and management team of leading UK supplier and distributor of high specification door and window hardware UAP Ltd (“UAP”) on the secondary management buy-out backed by Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”). Established in 1996 by David Jennings and based in Manchester, UAP has an extensive and market leading portfolio of brands across key product areas such as door lock cylinders, handles, hinges, letter box plates and guards. The business has a track record of [...]

NVM invests in Clarilis

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2018-07-30T10:36:37+00:00

HMT LLP advised NVM Private Equity on their £3.1 million investment in Clarilis Limited, a technology business providing drafting automation solutions to the legal industry. Based in Birmingham, Clarilis provides a software solution designed by lawyers for lawyers, that enables their clients to quickly and easily capture legal firm or legal department best drafting techniques and extend them consistently across the entire practice. The Clarilis platform is totally attuned to the specific needs of the legal profession, and [...]

BGF supports the acquisition of Majenta PLM

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2018-07-17T10:55:25+00:00

HMT LLP advised BGF on their investment to support Cutting Edge Solutions’s acquisition of Majenta PLM and their future growth strategy. Based in Witney in Oxfordshire and formed in 1997, Cutting Edge Solutions is one of the longest serving Siemens computer-aided design and product lifecycle management (PLM) software resellers worldwide. Majenta PLM, based in Cranfield in Bedfordshire, is one of the few Platinum resellers in Europe and the UK and Ireland’s largest. Both companies work with clients across [...]

Investment in Live Better With

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2018-07-03T09:39:23+00:00

HMT LLP advised lead investor Downing Ventures on the £5.4m investment in healthcare e-commerce platform Live Better With. Founded by entrepreneur Tamara Rajah, Live Better With is a healthcare ecommerce platform aimed at helping people with long-term medical conditions. Live Better With’s online marketplace provides access to non-medical products, services and helpful views and information that can make day-to-day life better for those coping with long-term health issues. The Live Better With community has more than 70,000 patients [...]

Edge invests in children’s activity app Hoop

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2018-06-20T10:15:59+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for Edge Investments on their investment in a marketplace which helps families find and book organised local actives for kids. Edge and the Business Growth Fund invested £4 million in the business. Founded in 2016, Hoop helps families discover and book fun organised local activities for children; from kids raves and baby and toddler groups to swimming lessons, drama classes and arts and crafts. Since launching in 2016 the Hoop app has [...]

Whistl acquires Parcel Hub Limited and Mail Workshop Limited

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2018-06-07T11:13:27+00:00

HMT LLP provided combined buyside advisory services to leading delivery management company Whistl on their acquisitions of Parcel Hub Limited and its sister company Mail Workshop Limited. Headquartered in Marlow, Whistl is a leading delivery management company with activities in Business Mail, Doordrop Media, Parcels and e-fulfillment. They are market leaders in Downstream Access Mail (DSA) services, handling over 50% of bulk business mail in the UK and their mail expertise and infrastructure supports their continued growth in [...]