Acquisitions

HMT advises on Management Buyout of SM Contracts Limited

2021-02-09T21:19:20+00:00

HMT advised the shareholders of London-based smart home technology solutions provider SM Contracts Limited (“SMC”) on a partial exit of the three founders by way of MBO. The deal was funded by an 8-year term loan from funding specialist Caple International. SMC is a long established, profitable business with a prominent market position in the expanding premium in-house entertainment, lighting, security and surveillance market in the UK. The company designs, programs, installs and maintains technology in the fast-growing [...]

Sapphire Systems acquires ITOM Solution

2021-01-21T09:44:58+00:00

HMT LLP advised leading provider of enterprise software applications and digital operating technology Sapphire Systems (“Sapphire”) on their acquisition of ITOM Solution, a UK-based ServiceNow specialist partner. ITOM Solution is a fast-growth and innovative provider of IT Operations Management, AiOps, Application Performance Management, and IoT cloud services. The company is a leading partner of ServiceNow, Cisco AppDynamics and Dynatrace, working with enterprise and high-dependency digital businesses to turn digital operations into a business advantage. Backed by Horizon Capital, [...]

Whistl acquires Clientbase Fulfilment Ltd

2020-12-10T10:14:12+00:00

HMT undertook financial due diligence for Whistl on their acquisition of home shopping fulfilment services provider Clientbase Fulfilment Limited (“Clientbase”). Founded in 1999, Clientbase Fulfilment is a privately owned firm providing full e-commerce and home shopping solutions for companies, including pick & pack, 140 seat contact centre capability, warehousing, returns handling and delivery services. Based in Paignton, Devon, the company has built up an impressive customer base with well-known brands including Cisco, Dogs Trust, Madeleine, Peter Hahn, RSPCA, [...]

Divestment of SeaRoc from Fred Olsen to Vela Software Group

2020-11-12T11:18:12+00:00

HMT, led by Partner James Thomas and Senior Manager Ricky Collis, advised leading renewable energy and travel sector company Fred. Olsen Limited (“Fred Olsen”) on the divestment of SeaRoc Group Ltd (“SeaRoc”), a leading provider of SaaS based industrial operational risk management software solutions to Vela Software Group (“Vela”) which is part of the $30bn+ CAD Canadian public company Constellation Software Inc. SeaRoc was formed in 2002 to provide industry leading SaaS based solutions to optimise safety and [...]

Hanmere acquires Plasmech

2020-10-08T07:32:17+00:00

HMT LLP advised Chiltern Capital’s portfolio company Hanmere Polythene on their acquisition of Plasmech Packaging Ltd, an expert in polythene film extrusion and polythene bag manufacturing. Based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, less than 5 miles from Hanmere, Plasmech offers a strong product, customer and supplier fit with the enlarged group, and its acquisition supports Chiltern’s strategy to create a pan-European flexible packaging group focussed primarily on end markets in food, food processing, hygiene and personal care.. Plasmech was acquired [...]

CIPHR acquires Digits Industries

2020-09-21T09:40:55+00:00

HMT LLP advised LDC-backed HR software solutions provider CIPHR Ltd on their acquisition of Digits Industries Ltd to offer seamless HR and learning solutions. CIPHR is one of the UK’s most trusted HR systems providers and supplies UK small and medium sized businesses with HR Software as a Service (Saas), payroll software and eRecruitment solutions to enable their customers to manage their workforce more effectively. CIPHR has partnered with Digits since 2018 to provide learning management solutions to [...]

Newable Capital acquires J.C. Atkinson & Son

2020-08-28T09:20:25+00:00

HMT LLP advised Newable Capital on their acquisition of a majority shareholding in leading UK coffin manufacturer J.C. Atkinson & Son (“JCA”). Founded in 1936, and based in the North East, JCA has grown through three generations of family ownership to become the leading independent manufacturer and distributor of coffins, caskets and other related products to the UK funeral market. The business now employs 150 staff across three UK locations, the company’s products have an outstanding reputation for [...]

Aker Systems secures strategic investment from LDC

2020-08-03T16:20:51+00:00

HMT provided buyside lead advisory services to LDC on their investment in secure data platform provider Aker Systems. Aker Systems was founded in 2016 by a team of experienced technology professionals who recognised an opportunity to provide highly secure enterprise data platforms to large organisations. The business designs, builds and operates ultra-secure public cloud data environments for large private and public sector clients. Its proprietary technology solutions drive performance and reduce costs while helping its clients to improve [...]

Conn3ct acquires ICR Speech Solutions & Services

2020-06-30T08:56:10+00:00

HMT LLP advised leading global communications partner Conn3ct on their acquisition of ICR Speech Solutions & Services Ltd, a highly specialised speech application development company in interactive voice response (IVR) and next generation speech bot technology. IVR is a critical technology in contact centres, providing the initial response to a customer caller before they reach an agent. Dramatic advances in technology and the introduction of artificial intelligence and machine learning have driven IVR from basic ‘call steering’ towards [...]

Chiltern Capital carves out Doby Verrolec Ltd

2020-06-19T10:23:20+00:00

HMT LLP advised Chiltern Capital on the carve out of UK’s largest manufacturer of HVAC ductwork jointing systems and ductwork components, Doby Verrolec Ltd. Headquartered in County Durham, Doby Verrolec designs, manufactures and distributes ductwork components, suspension systems and other roll-formed products. The extensive range of HVAC accessories includes flanges, corners, clamps, gaskets and their patented DobyGrip suspension system. As the largest manufacturer of ductwork jointing systems in the UK, Doby Verrolec has been acquired by Chiltern Capital [...]

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