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 [...]

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, [...]

Disposal of Key2Futures to Horizon

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2018-04-05T11:42:20+00:00

HMT LLP have advised the shareholders of specialist care and support business Key2 Futures Ltd (“Key2”) on the disposal of the business to Horizon Care and Education Group (“Horizon”). Key2 was set up in 2004 to meet the needs of young people leaving local authority care with complex and high support needs. Since then, Key2 have diversified to offer a range of services and expanded to become an important provider across the Midlands and South of England providing housing [...]

Investment in ADC Biotechnology by Maven

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2018-03-01T10:25:51+00:00

 HMT LLP advised Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”) on their investment in anti-cancer drugs manufacturer ADC Biotechnology (“ADC”). ADC Bio operates in the highest growth sector within oncology therapeutics and has developed a unique patented Lock-Release technology for the development and manufacture of Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADC) group of cancer therapies which are designed to specifically target and kill tumour cells. Known as ‘magic bullets’, ADCs are the next generation of anti-cancer drugs which combine the unique targeting capabilities of [...]

Investment in TRX by Edge

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2018-03-01T10:25:49+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for Edge Investments (“Edge”) on their investment in Dial Square 86 Ltd, the holding company for online TV rights licensing platform The RightsXchange (“TRX”). TRX is an online deal-making platform for TV rights licensing. It enables TV programme buyers to search for content, access instant rights availabilities, negotiate a deal and sign the contract entirely online. Presently transactions in this market happen offline and person-to-person, leading to long deal times and operational inefficiencies. [...]

Acquisition of Belcom247 by Indigo Telecom Group

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2018-03-01T10:26:05+00:00

HMT LLP provided buy-side advisory services to Indigo Telecom Group (“Indigo”) on the acquisition of Belcom247 (Bellcom UK Ltd). Indigo is a leading provider of multi-vendor managed and project services to Tier 1 and 2 telecom network operators, equipment vendors, multi-national corporations and government clients. The business specialises in the design, planning, build, supply, management and support of UK, European and global telecommunications networks. Belcom247 is a trusted, specialist provider of field engineering and datacentre connectivity solutions worldwide. Belcom247 [...]

Acquisition of MCN Associates by FMP Global

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2018-03-01T10:26:27+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for Tenzing Private Equity’s portfolio company FMP Global (“FMP”) on their acquisition of international HR consultancy firm MCN Associates (“MCN”). FMP Global is a leading provider of international and domestic payroll management services to international and UK headquartered SMEs utilising an extensive network throughout 135 countries. The company also provides a wide range of complementary services, including company set up, international payment facilitation and HR and payroll software. MCN provides specialist HR consultancy [...]

Investment in Trade Skills 4U by Palatine

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2018-03-01T10:26:44+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for Palatine Private Equity (“Palatine”) on their investment in electrical training courses firm Trade Skills 4U. Headquartered in Crawley with sites in London and Warrington, Trade Skills 4U provides a range of electrical courses for individuals who have little or no electrical knowledge who want to become electricians, while also providing further training to those already in the profession or associated trades. Palatine invested to support the existing management team. The investment marks [...]

Whistl acquires e-fulfilment business Prism DM

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2018-03-01T10:26:56+00:00

HMT LLP provided buy side advisory and due diligence services to Whistl UK Ltd (“Whistl”) on their acquisition of e-fulfilment company, Prism DM. Headquartered in Marlow, Whistl are the leading delivery management company with activities in Business Mail, DoordropMedia and Parcels. 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 and the e-commerce market. [...]

BIMBO of Gradwell Communications backed by Chiltern Capital

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2018-03-01T10:27:05+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for Chiltern Capital (“Chiltern”) on their investment in Gradwell Communications (“Gradwell”) to support the buy-in management buy-out. Founded by Peter Gradwell in 1998, the Bath-based business has been a pioneer of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) telephony in the UK. The business has now diversified and provides a wide range of cloud-based services and connectivity to SMEs. Gradwell is a Microsoft Gold Partner for hosting, participating in the Microsoft Partner Network for hosting solutions. [...]

NVM invests in Knowledgemotion Ltd

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2018-03-01T11:21:51+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for NVM Private Equity (“NVM”) on their investment in online educational content provider Knowledgemotion Ltd (trading as “boclips”). Founded in 2013 by David Bainbridge, Knowledgemotion has developed boclips, a video platform designed specifically for the education sector. boclips enables education providers to easily find, license and use video clips in their teaching products and services. The platform hosts over forty international content producers including the BBC, Getty Images, PBS, Bloomberg and Associated Press [...]

Porta Communications PLC secures funding from Clydesdale

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2018-03-01T10:28:27+00:00

HMT assisted international communications and marketing group Porta Communications Plc (“Porta”) secure a £3.3 million Revolving Credit Facility from Clydesdale Bank PLC (“Clydesdale”). Porta is an international consultancy business offering their clients a range of communications, marketing, design, advertising and analytical services to meet the fast changing communications and information landscape. Porta currently owns seven specialist brands with 18 offices in 9 countries across Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. HMT’s debt advisory team helped Porta to raise a [...]

Jump In secures funding

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2018-03-01T10:28:39+00:00

HMT LLP advised indoor trampoline arena operator GoJumpin Ltd (“Jump In”) on its recent development capital funding to support its continued expansion. Founded by Vernon West and Gavin Lucas together with mumpreneur Linda Willaford-West, Jump In is a leading UK leisure and recreational activities business. Jump In now has six indoor trampoline arenas nationwide in Slough, Tonbridge, Enfield, Aberdeen, Warwick and Walsall and offers jumping, fitness and free-running classes as well as jumping sessions for kids and adults. This [...]

Acquisition of Tru Solutions by TFM Networks

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2018-03-01T10:28:44+00:00

HMT LLP advised connectivity service provider TFM Networks (‘TFM’) on their acquisition of Tru Solutions Ltd (‘Tru Solutions’) supported by Santander Corporate and Commercial (‘Santander’). Founded in 1995, TFM is a provider of voice, data and IT network connectivity services to multi-site SMEs across the UK. Based in Derby, Tru Solutions is a B2B mobile communications provider and will complement TFM’s range of connectivity services. Tru Solutions is the third company acquired by TFM as it has expanded in recent [...]

MBO of Nu-Heat backed by Bestport Capital

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2018-03-01T10:28:56+00:00

HMT LLP have completed a combined buyside advisory engagement comprising Financial Due Diligence and Debt Advisory for Bestport Capital (Bestport) on the MBO of underfloor heating specialist, Nu–Heat. Established in 1992, Exeter based Nu–Heat has grown to become the market leader in the design and supply of underfloor heating (“UFH”) systems and integrated renewables solutions. Employing over 100 staff, it achieved revenues of £14.7m and EBITDA of £1.8m in the year to 31 March 2017. The MBO was led by CEO, [...]

MBO of ProspectSoft Ltd backed by Maven

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2018-03-01T10:30:06+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”) on their £6 million investment in cloud-based technology company  ProspectSoft Ltd (“ProspectSoft”) to support the management buy-out. Founded in 2000 and based in Buckinghamshire, ProspectSoft provides niche, award-winning Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and e-commerce software for the Business-to-Business (B2B) market. Its technology can be fully integrated with clients’ existing accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) packages including market-leading systems such as Access Dimension, Exchequer, Pegasus and Sage. ProspectSoft have [...]

Sohonet secures Growth Funding

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2018-03-01T10:30:01+00:00

HMT LLP advised global media connectivity provider Sohonet Group Limited (“Sohonet”) and FPE Capital (“FPE”) on a refinancing of the business to facilitate further growth. As long time trailblazers at the forefront of connectivity and data management for the Media and Entertainment sector, Sohonet’s customers, from the big studios to post-production houses and VFX shops, have counted on them for over 20 years to knowledgeably provide creative technological solutions to fit their individual needs.  Sohonet has stuck to its three [...]

Acquisition of Vee Bee Filtration by Signum Technology

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2018-03-01T10:30:36+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for private equity backed Signum Technology Group (“Signum”) on their acquisition of filtration equipment manufacturer Vee Bee Filtration Ltd (“Vee Bee”). Signum is a market leading group of specialised engineering businesses operating in the safety and critical service flow control sectors with a particular focus on the oil, gas and LNG industries. Signum’s vision is to build a family of quality, market leading businesses through a buy and build acquisition strategy. The post-acquisition strategy [...]

Investment in Xupes by Downing LLP

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2018-03-01T10:30:36+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for Downing LLP (“Downing”) on their investment in leading retailer of pre-owned luxury goods Xupes Limited (“Xupes”). Founded in 2009 by Frank and Joseph McKenzie, Xupes has grown from its roots as a family business to one of the leading retailers of pre-owned luxury goods, employing approximately 25 members of staff. As well as selling high-end watches, jewellery, handbags, fine arts and antiques, Xupes also offers servicing and repairs on their luxury goods. Downing’s [...]

MBO of Clamason supported by Connection Capital

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2018-03-01T10:31:24+00:00

HMT LLP advised on the management buy-out of Clamason Industries Limited (“Clamason”) supported by Connection Capital (“Connection”) and Santander. Clamason is Europe’s leading manufacturer of precision pressings and stampings.  With facilities both in the UK and Slovakia, Clamason is a multi-award winning market leader for precision pressings in the automotive, medical and domestic sectors, with established international blue-chip clients. The Management Buy-out was supported by Connection Capital whose clients invested £5.4million in the business. Funding and banking facilities were also [...]

Investment in My 1st Years by Beringea

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2018-03-01T10:32:33+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for Beringea LLP (“Beringea”) and Hargreave Hale (“Hargreave”) on their £5 million growth capital investment in personalisation site for children’s products My 1st Years. My 1st Years is an ecommerce company that provides personalised gifts for babies and children. The company was founded by Daniel Price and Jonny Sitton in 2009, and has since become a favourite with celebrities including Dannii Minogue and Elton John as well as the royals. My 1st Years is [...]

Funding to Support Acquisition of Whittlebury Hall & Spa

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2018-03-01T10:32:35+00:00

HMT's 5 Deals of Christmas - a hotel and golf resort HMT LLP advised family-owned golf resort operator Whittlebury Park on its acquisition of Whittlebury Hall & Spa for an undisclosed sum. Located in the countryside of South Northamptonshire adjacent to Silverstone racing circuit, Whittlebury Park is a prestigious resort comprising two 18-hole golf courses, venues for weddings and corporate events, outdoor and indoor activities, campsite and accommodation. Whittlebury Hall & Spa is a 254 room, 4* hotel with three [...]

Investment in Newsflare by Edge Investments

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2018-03-01T10:32:44+00:00

5 Deals of Christmas - 3 videos uploading... HMT LLP undertook due diligence for Edge Investments (“Edge”) on their £2.4million investment in online video news community Newsflare. Newsflare is a video marketplace platform for video creators, licensing UGC video to some of the world’s biggest media players. Newsflare matches video content to demand and distributes the content to clients and partners around the world. Newsflare provides video to a wide range of media players, all of whom seek compelling video [...]

Connection Capital invests £4.6m of growth capital in IconX

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2018-03-01T10:33:03+00:00

5 Deals of Christmas - 4 keys cutting... HMT LLP advised the shareholders of IconX Ltd (“IconX”), an innovative British manufacturer of semi-automated key cutting machines, on their fundraising supported by Connection Capital LLP (“Connection”). Established in 2010, IconX has developed “My Key Machine”, a unique, self-contained key cutting machine that is able to scan and cut more than 90% of the UK’s domestic key range. Using a unique technology, My Key Machine replicates keys quickly, efficiently and accurately, providing [...]

Acquisition of PDF by The EPI Group

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2018-03-01T10:33:03+00:00

HMT's 5 Deals of Christmas - 5 oil engineers working... HMT LLP advised the management team of The EPI Group (“EPI”) on their acquisition of leading UK-based Oil & Gas geoscience consultancy P.D.F. Limited (“PDF”). EPI is a world-class leader in consultancy services to the energy industry, covering a broad range of technical disciplines including specialist knowledge of seismic quality control.  EPI provides consultants whose specialist capabilities, experience and expertise add significant value to their client’s oil and gas exploration programs. [...]

Jump In secures funding from Santander

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2018-03-01T10:33:03+00:00

HMT's 5 Deals of Christmas - 2 children jumping... HMT LLP advised indoor trampoline arena operator GoJumpin Ltd (“Jump In”) on their fundraising supported by Santander Growth Capital (“Santander”). Founded by dadpreneurs Vernon West and Gavin Lucas together with mumpreneur Linda Willaford-West, Jump In is a leading UK leisure and recreational activities business. Jump In has three indoor trampoline arenas in Slough, Tonbridge and Warwick and offers jumping, fitness and free-running classes as well as jumping sessions for kids and [...]

Investment in Dovetail Games by Alcuin

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2018-03-01T10:33:03+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for Alcuin Capital Partners (“Alcuin”) on their investment in simulation games provider Dovetail Games (“Dovetail”). Established in 2009, Dovetail Games is a market-leader in the development and publishing of simulation entertainment products. Initially responsible for producing the Train Simulator series of products on PC, Dovetail has expanded its range of games to include flight and fishing simulation games, available for both PC and console. The company has grown from 7 employees to over 130 [...]

Investment in Chic Retreats by Maven

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2018-03-01T10:33:04+00:00

HMT LLP advised Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”) on their investment in technology company Chic Lifestyle Ltd, which operates under the brand Chic Retreats (“Chic”). Chic Retreats operates in the online B2B travel and tourism sector, enabling independent and boutique hotels, as well and luxury villas, to optimise the distribution of their rooms, rates and availability online.  The Company’s innovative software targets an under served segment of the market allowing these smaller properties to manage inventory in real time and process [...]

Kallidus secures funding from RBS

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2018-03-01T10:33:17+00:00

HMT LLP advised FPE Capital (“FPE”) and Cirencester-based software company Kallidus Ltd (“Kallidus”) on their financing supported by Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”). Founded in 2000, Kallidus is a leading provider of learning and talent Saas solutions with more than 200 clients including Boots, Telefonica, Transport for London and Eurostar. Kallidus employs around 100 staff and is majority owned by FPE following a secondary management buyout from Westbridge Capital in 2015. The funding package from RBS will support new product [...]

Investment in Contact Engine by Beringea and Amadeus Capital

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2018-03-01T10:34:09+00:00

HMT LLP undertook due diligence for Beringea LLP (“Beringea”) and Amadeus Capital on their investment in SaaS solutions provider ContactEngine. Founded in 2009, ContactEngine is a SaaS platform that automates the conversations between corporates and their customers, ensuring that crucial moments such as sales, deliveries and appointments are executed with precision and minimum effort. ContactEngine’s ground-breaking solutions have attracted major clients, including Whirlpool, Virgin Media, Sky, Telecom Italia and British Gas. The company has already established a presence in Italy, Germany [...]

Investment in Channel Mum by NVM

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2018-03-01T10:35:42+00:00

HMT LLP advised Channel Mum Ltd (“Channel Mum”), the UK’s first parenting Youtube community on their recent equity fundraising with NVM Private Equity (“NVM”). 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 No 1 publisher of women websites worldwide Aufeminin. Siobhan created Channel Mum [...]