MBO of Rowan International

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2017-12-14T13:37:11+00:00

HMT, led by Partner Paul Read, Manager Tom Bradbury and Executive Corin Briault-Hutter 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 [...]

Acturis acquires insurance software business ICE InsureTech

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2017-12-06T13:58:40+00:00

HMT, led by Partner Paul Read 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 [...]

Disposal of Key2Futures to Horizon

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2017-12-01T15:20:19+00:00

Disposal of Key2Futures to Horizon HMT, led by Partner Ian Barton and with tax advice from Holly Bedford-Bell 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 [...]

Investment in ADC Biotechnology by Maven

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2017-11-29T15:16:30+00:00

Maven invests in ADC Biotechnology HMT, led by Partner Paul Read 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 [...]

Investment in TRX by Edge

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2017-11-03T14:06:12+00:00

Edge invests in TRX HMT, led by Partner Paul Read and Manager Tom Bradbury 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 [...]

Acquisition of Belcom247 by Indigo Telecom Group

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2017-11-03T14:07:30+00:00

Indigo Telecom Group acquires Belcom247 HMT, led by Partner Paul Read, Manager Tom Bradbury and Senior Manager Ravi Majithia 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 [...]

Acquisition of MCN Associates by FMP Global

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2017-11-03T14:07:38+00:00

FMP Global acquires MCN Associates HMT, led by Partner Andrew Thomson and Associate Director Ricky Lane 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 [...]

Investment in Trade Skills 4U by Palatine

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2017-11-24T21:37:52+00:00

Palatine invests in Trade Skills 4U HMT, led by Partner Paul Read and Manager Tom Bradbury 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 [...]

Whistl acquires e-fulfilment business Prism DM

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2017-11-03T14:07:47+00:00

Whistl acquires e-fulfilment business PrismDM HMT, led by Partners Ian Barton and Paul Read, and Senior Managers Julia Carruthers and Ravi Majithia 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 [...]

BIMBO of Gradwell Communications backed by Chiltern Capital

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2017-11-01T11:02:46+00:00

BIMBO of Gradwell Communications backed by Chiltern Capital HMT led by Partner Paul Read and Executive Matthew Jones 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. [...]

NVM invests in Knowledgemotion Ltd

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2017-11-24T21:38:52+00:00

NVM invests in Knowledgemotion Ltd HMT LLP led by Partner Andrew Thomson and Manager Tom Bradbury 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 [...]

Porta Communications PLC secures funding from Clydesdale

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2017-11-01T11:02:39+00:00

Porta Communications PLC secures funding from Clydesdale 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 [...]

Jump In secures funding

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2017-11-01T11:02:27+00:00

Jump In secures funding HMT led by Partner Andrew Thomson and Senior Manager David Copp 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 [...]

Acquisition of Tru Solutions by TFM Networks

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2017-06-08T10:14:16+00:00

TFM Networks acquires Tru Solutions HMT led by Partner Paul Read 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 [...]

MBO of Nu-Heat backed by Bestport Capital

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2017-11-24T21:39:56+00:00

MBO of Nu-Heat backed by Bestport Capital HMT led by Partner Andrew Thomson 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 [...]

MBO of ProspectSoft Ltd backed by Maven

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2017-06-07T15:48:12+00:00

Maven backs MBO of ProspectSoft HMT LLP led by Partners Paul Read and Andrew Thomson 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 [...]

Sohonet secures Growth Funding

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2017-08-11T12:54:40+00:00

Sohonet secures Growth Funding 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 [...]

Acquisition of Vee Bee Filtration by Signum Technology

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2017-08-11T15:07:06+00:00

Signum Technology acquires Vee Bee Filtration HMT LLP led by Partners Andrew Thomson and Paul Read 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 [...]

Investment in Xupes by Downing LLP

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2017-06-06T10:54:32+00:00

Investment in Xupes by Downing LLP HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read 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, [...]

MBO of Clamason supported by Connection Capital

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2017-08-11T12:48:40+00:00

MBO of Clamason supported by Connection Capital 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 [...]

Investment in My 1st Years by Beringea

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2017-06-06T10:54:32+00:00

Beringea invests in My 1st Years HMT LLP led by Partner Andrew Thomson 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 [...]

Maven Capital Partners £5.5 million Public-to-Private acquisition of Litcomp plc

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2017-11-29T21:59:45+00:00

HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised Maven Capital Partners and Newco on completing the public to private purchase of LitComp Plc. Business Angel, Nigel Wray, provided additional equity funding. LitComp was founded in 1998 by Messrs Jason and Russell Smart, who together with the current Group CFO, Mr Paul Lavender, will continue to manage LitComp’s business after the transaction. LitComp commenced trading by providing medical reports to insurers and solicitors. In 2005, the business diversified into After [...]

Funding to Support Acquisition of Whittlebury Hall & Spa

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2017-08-11T12:44:26+00:00

Funding to Support Acquisition of Whittlebury Hall & Spa 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 & [...]

Investment in Newsflare by Edge Investments

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2017-06-06T10:54:32+00:00

Investment in Newsflare by Edge Investments 5 Deals of Christmas - 3 videos uploading... HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read 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 [...]

Connection Capital invests £4.6m of growth capital in IconX

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2017-06-06T10:54:32+00:00

Connection Capital invests £4.6m of growth capital in IconX 5 Deals of Christmas - 4 keys cutting... HMT LLP led by Directors Peter Wear and Holly Bedford-Bell, and Partner Andrew Thomson, 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 [...]

Acquisition of PDF by The EPI Group

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2017-11-24T21:40:25+00:00

The EPI Group acquires PDF HMT's 5 Deals of Christmas - 5 oil engineers working... HMT LLP led by Partners Ian Barton and Paul Read, Director Holly Bedford-Bell and Senior Managers Julia Carruthers and Adrian Howells 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 [...]

Jump In secures funding from Santander

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2017-08-11T12:38:32+00:00

Jump In secures funding from Santander 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 [...]

Investment in Dovetail Games by Alcuin

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Investment in Dovetail Games by Alcuin HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read 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 [...]

Investment in Chic Retreats by Maven

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Investment in Chic Retreats by Maven HMT LLP led by Director Peter Wear 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 [...]

Kallidus secures funding from RBS

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2017-08-11T11:26:28+00:00

Kallidus secures funding from RBS 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 [...]

Investment in Contact Engine by Beringea and Amadeus Capital

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Investment in Contact Engine by Beringea and Amadeus Capital HMT LLP led by Partner Andrew Thomson 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, [...]

Investment in Channel Mum by NVM

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

NVM invests in Channel Mum HMT LLP led by Partner Andrew Thomson and supported by Directors Peter Wear and Holly Bedford-Bell and Senior Manager Julia Carruthers, 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 [...]

Investment in MPB by Mobeus

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Investment in MPB by Mobeus HMT, led by Partner Paul Read and Senior Manager Adrian Howells undertook financial due diligence for Mobeus Equity Partners (“Mobeus”) on their £2.1 million investment in the UK’s largest online marketplace for photographic equipment MPB. Based in Brighton, MPB was founded by Matt Barker in 2008. The business has developed a custom-designed technology that provides a more efficient and enjoyable way of selling and buying used camera equipment and is now the UK’s largest online [...]

MBO of Indigo Telecom backed by Maven and YFM

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

MBO of Indigo Telecom backed by Maven and YFM HMT, led by Partner Paul Read and Directors Peter Wear and Holly Bedford-Bell undertook financial due diligence for Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”) and YFM Equity Partners (“YFM”) on their £12 million investment in Indigo Telecom Group Ltd (“Indigo”) to support the management buy-out. South Wales based Indigo designs, installs and maintains telecom networks across the UK and Europe, enabling customers such as Vodafone, Sky and BT to deliver fixed line, broadband, [...]

Investment in Thread by Beringea

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

HMT advises on Beringea's investment in Thread HMT, led by Partner Andrew Thomson undertook due diligence for Beringea LLP (“Beringea”) on their investment in UK men personal styling service provider Thread Ltd (“Thread”). Founded in 2012 by entrepreneurs Kieran O’Neill, Ben Phillips and Ben Kucsan, Thread is a free online personal styling service, offering tailored advice to men on how to dress. Thanks to their unique combination of personal stylists and algorithms, Thread is able to sort millions of items [...]

Disposal of QTR Transport to Palletforce Ltd

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2017-10-27T08:31:05+00:00

Disposal of QTR Transport to Palletforce Ltd HMT, led by Partner Mark Lucas, Director Holly Bedford-Bell and Associate Director Matthew Gordon-Smith advised the shareholders of QTR Transport Limited (“QTR”) on the disposal of the business to Palletforce Ltd (“Palletforce”) for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1980 by Paul White, QTR is based in Newbury & Reading and operates throughout the British Isles. The business provides overall distribution solutions and can operate over 100,000 square feet of warehousing. QTR’s client base [...]

MBO of 1st Option Safety Group

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

MBO of 1st Option Safety Group HMT, led by Partner Paul Read and Senior Manager Adrian Howells undertook due diligence for Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”) and Management on the MBO of 1st Option Safety Group. 1st Option Safety is the leading provider of safety advice, support, training and equipment to the media and entertainment sector. 1st Option Safety offers its services to over 400 production companies, venues and events including being safety advisers on Downton Abbey, The Apprentice, The [...]

Investment in Hive Online Ltd by Encore Capital

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Investment in Hive Online Ltd by Encore Capital HMT, led by Partner Paul Read and Manager Antonia Fernandez undertook financial and tax due diligence for Encore Capital (“Encore”) on their investment in Hive Online Ltd (“Hive”). Established in 2005, Hive is a provider of unique code on-pack printing promotional services to FMCG companies. The company provides a patent-pending, end-to-end platform that uses unique codes to verify that a consumer has purchased the product enabling FMCG brands to measure the effectiveness [...]

MBO of CIPHR backed by LDC

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

HMT advises on the MBO of CIPHR backed by LDC HMT, led by Partners Andrew Thomson and Paul Read undertook financial and tax due diligence for Lloyds Development Capital (“LDC”) on their investment in HR software provider CIPHR. Established in 1992 and based in Marlow, CIPHR provides many UK small and medium sized businesses with HR Software as a Service (Saas), payroll software and eRecruitment solutions to enable their customers to effectively manage their staff. CIPHR is one of the [...]

Investment in Vantage Finance Ltd

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Investment in Vantage Finance Ltd HMT, led by Partner Paul Read and Manager Antonia Fernandez, undertook financial due diligence for lower mid-market private equity firm  Chiltern Capital LLP (“Chiltern”) on their investment in Thames Valley-based Vantage Finance Ltd (“Vantage”). Established in 2004 and based in Gerrards Cross, Vantage Finance is a leading master broker offering property lending solutions spanning commercial mortgages, bridging loans, development finance and secured loans on a national basis. Chiltern Capital has taken a significant minority stake [...]

Investment in Little Black Dress

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

HMT helps online fashion retailer Little Black Dress source funding for growth following launch of exclusive Alesha Dixon range HMT, led by Partner Ian Barton arranged and advised on the development capital investment in Little Black Dress who have just launched their Spring/Summer collections including exclusive designs from Alesha Dixon. Based in Manchester, Little Black Dress is a leading fashion brand specialising in occasion wear. Their online store offers a wide range of party and occasion dresses from renowned brands [...]

Disposal of Centric Systems Ltd

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Disposal of Centric Systems Ltd HMT, led by Partner Mark Lucas and Associate Director Jez Quigg advised the shareholders of Centric Systems (“Centric”) on the disposal of the business to Equity Networks. Based in Cookham Dean, Berkshire, Centric is a highly acclaimed business technology and IT services company. Founded in 2004 by Abbos Azad, Centric has clients based in London and the Home Counties as well as internationally. Equity Networks, a leading UK Managed Communications Service provider based in Uxbridge, [...]

Sovereign led Management Buyout of Dalepak

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Sovereign led Management Buyout of Dalepak HMT, led by Partner Andrew Thomson, Director Peter Wear and Manager Antonia Fernandez undertook financial due diligence of Northampton-based logistics group Dalepak Ltd (“Dalepak”) in respect of the MBO funded by Sovereign Capital Partners (“Sovereign”) and Crescent Capital (“Crescent”). Founded in 1991, Dalepak delivers a portfolio of seamlessly integrated warehousing, distribution, packing, internet fulfilment and freight forwarding services that can be tailored around individual customer requirements. Operating from four warehouse centres across Northampton, Dalepak [...]

Disposal of Grace Personnel Ltd

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Disposal of Grace Personnel Ltd HMT LLP, led by partner Mark Lucas, Associate Director Matthew Gordon-Smith and Senior Manager Julia Carruthers, advised Nicola Dandridge, shareholder of Grace Personnel Ltd (“Grace”), on the sale to its current management team, backed by Percipient Capital (“Percipient”). Grace was established by Nicola in 1999 and has grown to become a leading provider of recruitment services to a strong portfolio of customers in the vicinity of Maidenhead, principally operating in the support personnel segment. HMT [...]

Acquisition of Take 2 by Procam

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Acquisition of Take 2 by Procam HMT LLP led by partner Paul Read and Assistant Manager Viqas Chohan undertook due diligence for private equity backed television equipment specialist  Procam Television (“Procam”) on their acquisition of leading supplier of camera equipment Take 2 Films (“Take 2”). Procam, headquartered in London with additional facilities in Manchester, Scotland and Leicester, and backed by specialist private equity firm Foresight Group, is the UK’s largest provider of camera equipment and crew to many of the largest [...]

Disposal of The Vacancy Management Company Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Disposal of The Vacancy Management Company Limited HMT LLP, led by Partner Mark Lucas and Director Peter Wear advised on the disposal of specialist recruitment business The Vacancy Management Company Limited (“VMC”) to 1 to One Recruitment Limited (“1-1 Recruitment”). VMC specialise in designing and delivering resourcing strategies for clients within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry and have extensive team build experience across diverse roles for either permanent or contract positions. Based in Hampshire since incorporation in 2000, VMC has [...]

Disposal of Usa2Europe to Orangefield Group

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Disposal of USA2Europe to Orangefield Group HMT LLP, led by Tax Director Holly Bedford-Bell advised global expansion experts Usa2Europe on the disposal of the business to Orangefield Group. USA2Europe is company of experts specializing in expansion support for growing US technology firms. Since their launch in 2004, USA2Europe was instrumental in helping numerous North American companies to successfully establish and run subsidiaries, offices and operations across Europe, Asia, and South America. Orangefield Group has confidently guided their numerous clients through [...]

Acquisition of Calvert Solicitors by Pitmans LLP

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Acquisition of Calvert Solicitors by Pitmans LLP HMT, led by Partner Andrew Thomson undertook financial due diligence for Pitmans LLP (“Pitmans”) on their acquisition of London-based law firm Calvert Solicitors LLP (Calvert). Pitmans is a leading commercial law firm providing specialist and pragmatic legal advice and services from their teams of experts to both businesses and individuals. Pitmans has recently been expanding through organic growth and Calvert is the second law firm acquired by Pitmans in the past 18 months. [...]

Investment in GEV Group by Maven Capital Partners

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2017-11-24T21:40:37+00:00

Investment in GEV Group by Maven Capital Partners HMT, led by Partner Paul Read and Director Holly Bedford-Bell undertook financial due diligence for Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”) on their investment in leading group in renewables sector GEV Group (“GEV”). Maven invested £5.4 million in GEV. GEV has four main divisions which operate across multiple markets and global locations: GEV Wind Power, Subsea Masters, Oxifree and GEV Offshore one of the leading specialist in Oil & Gas engineering. The £5.4million investment [...]

Management Buyout Of International Logistics Group

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Management Buyout Of International Logistics Group HMT LLP, led by Partner Mark Lucas, Associate Director Matthew Gordon-Smith and Tax Director Holly Bedford-Bell, advised the management team of International Logistics Group Limited (“ILG”) on their management buyout. The transaction was supported by equity funding from Percipient Capital with Santander providing mezzanine funding through its ‘Breakthrough’ fund alongside term debt and working capital facilities. Since its establishment in 1990, ILG has grown to become a market leader in fulfilment and courier services [...]