Secondary fundraising for WaterBear Education

2019-05-21T12:44:33+00:00

HMT advised the shareholders of WaterBear Education Ltd on their secondary fundraising. Maven Capital Partners provided a follow on investment to support the business’ digital strategy. WaterBear is a private college working in partnership with a University offering Master of Arts and BA (Hons) Degree programmes to creative people. WaterBear’s industry-connected creative courses are accredited and validated by the University of Chichester. Its innovative syllabus delivers a blended learning programme, both online and on site, with a key emphasis [...]

MBO of Whiteleaf Furniture

2019-04-29T15:10:05+00:00

HMT LLP advised contract furniture manufacturer Whiteleaf on their recent MBO.    Established in High Wycombe in 1870 by specialist chair maker William Goodearl, Whiteleaf produces contract bedroom and living room furniture predominantly for the student accommodation market. Working independently or alongside design professionals, Whiteleaf offers a complete service; from manufacture & supply only, to a project managed, turn-key option; inclusive of bedroom, kitchen, lounge and communal furniture. The investment will enable Whiteleaf to grow the business and [...]

MBO of Amberjack backed by LDC

2019-04-25T12:12:15+00:00

HMT LLP advised on the management buy-out of graduate recruitment services firm Amberjack Ltd. LDC Private Equity invested £17.6 million to support the business. Based in Newbury, Amberjack provides specialist career services and software to many of the UK’s largest employers, with a particular focus on graduates, school leavers and apprenticeship programmes. It uses proprietary cloud-based software tools to automate processes, manage application volumes and provide data driven insights to help assess and select candidates and also provide [...]

Outsource UK acquires RZ Group

2019-04-16T09:54:30+00:00

HMT LLP advised specialist independent recruitment firm Outsource UK on their acquisition of RZ Group (previously Recruitment Zone). Headquartered in Swindon with offices in Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham and London, Outsource UK is one of the largest independent recruitment companies in the UK, supplying highly-skilled technology, change and engineering talent to clients within a range of specialist sectors such as engineering, financial services, public sector, defence and logistics. Founded in 1998 and based in Edinburgh and Bolton, RZ Group [...]

The Carlyle Group invests in Derive Logic

2019-04-03T11:22:45+00:00

HMT LLP advised the shareholders of ITAM consultancy business Derive Logic Ltd on its investment from The Carlyle Group. Based in Cirencester with offices across the UK and America, Derive Logic provides services and solutions to enable clients to achieve effective IT governance, assure digital transformation, manage their risk, compliance and performance. Its clients use Derive Logic’s strategic consulting services and managed services to optimise their IT investment while avoiding unnecessary costs and financial penalties. From strategic reviews [...]

Octopus invests in Rotolight

2019-03-05T12:24:36+00:00

HMT LLP advised Octopus Investments on their £5 million investment in manufacturer of LED lighting products for photographers and film makers Rotolight Ltd.    Based in Pinewood Studios, Rotolight is a pioneering British technology company, specializing in creating award winning LED lighting products for photographers and filmmakers. Rotolight develops products that provide unique tools to image makers, allowing them to realise their creative vision and aspirations. Rotolight’s lighting products have been used in countless media companies including Disney [...]

MBO of Architectural Panel Solutions

2019-03-12T11:14:27+00:00

HMT LLP advised Chiltern Capital on their investment to support the management buy-out of Architectural Panel Solutions (“APS”).  APS is a manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of panel and framing products for commercial, residential and industrial buildings in the UK, continental Europe and the USA. The company sells a number of well-established, own brands with over 30 years of history, including a unique composite stone panel product and two panel framing systems.  It also distributes a range of third [...]

Downing Ventures invests in Firefly Learning

2019-01-29T09:56:49+00:00

HMT LLP advised Downing Ventures on their £5 million investment in software suite of school learning tools Firefly. Created by two GCSE students Joe Mathewson and Simon Hay, Firefly is a software suite that enables teachers and students to have access to school information online and out of the classroom. Firefly gives teachers more time to teach, enables students to learn in ways that work best for them, and involves parents with their child’s learning every step of [...]

The Hook Group raises funding

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

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 [...]