The Hook Group raises funding

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2019-01-07T17:01:28+00:00

HMT LLP advised London-based creator of digital, social media content for brands The Hook Group on their Series A fundraising. Seneca Partners invested to support the business. Launched in 2014, The Hook Group has rapidly grown into one of the largest youth media groups globally on social media. The group is made up of three divisions that create content for, market brands or sell products to the youth market - The Hook, The Hook Labs and social commerce. [...]

Secondary buyout of Indigo-Belcom

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2018-12-17T11:12:08+00:00

HMT LLP undertook vendor due diligence for Indigo-Belcom on their secondary management buy-out supported by Growth Capital Partners. Based in South Wales, Indigo-Belcom is a leading independent global telecom services delivery partner offering high value, mission critical solutions to the fixed and mobile carrier and enterprise market sectors. Indigo-Belcom specialises in the design, planning, build, supply, management and maintenance of UK, European and global telecommunications networks. They offer a comprehensive range of installation, professional and technical services to [...]

Edge invests in digital media owner Jungle Creations

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2018-12-18T11:38:12+00:00

Jamie Bolding CEO and Founder HMT LLP advised Edge Investments on their investment in Jungle Creations, one of the world’s most viewed companies on social media. Set up by 27-year-old serial entrepreneur Jamie Bolding in 2014 and headquartered in London, Jungle’ s primary business is as a digital media owner, having created and commercialised some of Facebook’s most popular food, beauty and lifestyle brands such as VT and Twisted, amassing over 82 million followers. Jungle Creations’ in-house [...]

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 [...]

Edge invests in OTT video distribution platform Airbeem

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2018-05-24T11:51:49+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for Edge Investments on their investment in UK-based “over-the-top” video distribution software Airbeem. Based in London, Airbeem provides software which enables content owners to publish and monetise their digital video content direct to consumers. Its turnkey solution for the middle market provides an end-to-end solution between content owners and consumers, offering easy and affordable ways for publishers delivering their digital content to drive various monetisation models and create a compelling user experience [...]

Peter Hargreaves invests in Goonhilly Earth Station

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2018-05-24T08:58:34+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for Peter Hargreaves on his £24 million investment in Goonhilly Earth Station. Founded by entrepreneur and satellite communications engineer, Ian Jones, Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd acquired the Goonhilly satellite station from BT in 2014 with a vision to create a multi-faceted space hub. Goonhilly is famous for being involved in the first trans-Atlantic TV transmission in 1962, beaming images of the moon landing across Britain in 1969, and taking part in almost [...]

Downing and NVM invest in Channel Mum

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2018-06-05T10:53:25+00:00

HMT LLP advised Founder Siobhan Freegard and the shareholders of online video channel aimed at millennial mums Channel Mum on their third fundraising round. Downing and NVM invested £3.5 million to support the business. Siobhan Freegard, the Founder and Managing Director of Channel Mum is a highly successful entrepreneur who founded in 2000 the UK’s biggest parenting website Netmums. In 2011, HMT advised Siobhan and the other shareholders of Netmums on the disposal of the business to the [...]

Investment in Smyle Creative Limited

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2018-05-09T09:51:22+00:00

HMT LLP advised Rockpool Investments and Chad Lion-Cachet on their investment in leading event and creative agency Smyle Creative Limited. Founded by Rick Stainton and Matt Margetson in 2003, Smyle is a leading creative agency delivering live and digital experiences to business and consumer audiences around the world, employing 70 full time staff with global brands as clients from sectors including tech, media, IT, finance and pharmaceutical. Smyle has delivered numerous international events for clients such as Samsung, [...]

Roma Finance secures funding from Foresight

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2018-05-03T11:45:47+00:00

HMT LLP advised Foresight Group on their provision of a debt facility to independent principal property lender, Roma Finance. Foresight have provided a debt facility of up to £25 million to Roma. Based in Manchester, Roma provides short-term bridging finance to property developers, secured on residential, commercial and industrial properties, throughout England & Wales. Roma has a strong track record, having completed just under 500 transactions since 2014 and grown its loan book by almost 50% since January [...]