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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2018-05-24T09:48:42+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 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 [...]

Downing invests in Glownet

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2018-05-01T10:16:50+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for Downing Ventures on their investment in contactless solution provider for the event industry Glownet. Glownet develops a software solution that revolutionises the live event experience by creating frictionless, secure and optimised experiences for attendees, vendors, organisers and brands. The cloud-based platform delivers access control, cashless payments, crew management, social media activations, loyalty programs and customer insight solutions to music festivals, food & beverages festivals, nightclubs, trade shows, sporting events and more. Glownet [...]

ITG acquires Interact

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2018-04-24T14:39:33+00:00

HMT LLP advised Ben Benson and ITG (International Training Group (Holdings) Limited) on the Management Buy-In of pioneering business training provider Interact (IRP Limited). The acquisition was supported by private equity house Rockpool Investments LLP. Interact is an internationally renowned corporate training provider with a focus on management and leadership courses.  It is unique in using actors to deliver interactive and immersive learning methodologies to provide effective practice-based learning to its clients.  The approach used responds to an [...]

Waterbear raises funding from Maven

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2018-04-18T10:13:50+00:00

HMT LLP advised the shareholders of start-up Waterbear Education Ltd (“Waterbear”) on their fundraising. Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”) invested £1.1 million in the business. 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 will be accredited and validated by the University of Chichester. Its innovative syllabus will deliver a blended learning programme, both online and on site, with a key emphasis [...]

YFM invests in Ncam

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2018-03-22T17:40:42+00:00

HMT undertook financial due diligence for YFM Equity Partners (“YFM”) on their investment in augmented reality specialist Ncam. Ncam was founded in 2012 by Nic Hatch (CEO), Sam Boivin (CTO) and Brice Michoud (Senior R&D Engineer) to develop a unique augmented reality solution which combines patented camera tracking hardware that fuses data from multiple sources with proprietary software to adapt the application to its target markets. Ncam’s award winning products are utilised globally across Broadcast, Film and Episodic [...]

MBO of Rowan International

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2018-02-28T12:10:33+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for Connection Capital on their investment in Rowan International to support the management buy-out. Founded 30 years ago, Rowan International is one of Europe’s largest residual stock management distributors, which specialises in buying and re-selling branded goods to the discount market. The company purchases surplus stock of fast-moving consumer goods such as leading-brand toiletries and cosmetics or household items that are left over, for instance when a promotional campaign comes to an [...]

Acturis acquires insurance software business ICE InsureTech

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2018-02-28T16:16:33+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for leading insurance software provider Acturis on their acquisition of the ICE suite of insurance software products from Hubio Technologies Limited. Founded in 2000 by David McDonald and Theo Duchen, Acturis is the leading Software as a Service provider to the general insurance industry offering an all-in-one insurance software solution to its clients. Acturis is one of the UK’s highest rated and fastest growing technology companies, and has won multiple industry awards, [...]