Investment in Trade Skills 4U by Palatine

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2017-09-04T09:53:40+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 [...]

Whistl acquires e-fulfilment business Prism DM

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2017-08-10T11:26:30+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 [...]

BIMBO of Gradwell Communications backed by Chiltern Capital

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2017-07-18T10:29:52+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 [...]

NVM invests in Knowledgemotion Ltd

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2017-07-14T08:32:43+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 [...]

Porta Communications PLC secures funding from Clydesdale

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2017-08-11T12:51:58+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 [...]

Jump In secures funding

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2017-06-19T13:29:59+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 [...]

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 [...]

MBO of Nu-Heat backed by Bestport Capital

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2017-08-11T12:59:45+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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Acquisition of PDF by The EPI Group

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2017-06-06T10:54:32+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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Disposal of QTR Transport to Palletforce Ltd

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Investment in GEV Group by Maven Capital Partners

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+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 [...]

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 [...]

MBO of Oxford Computer Group Ltd

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

MBO of Oxford Computer Group Ltd HMT LLP, led by Partner Mark Lucas, Tax Director Holly Bedford-Bell and Director Peter Wear, advised on the management buy-out of UK’s leading identity management consultant Oxford Computer Group Ltd (“Oxford Computer Group”). Oxford Computer Group deliver comprehensive solutions to a variety of identity, [...]

Investment in BEST by Percipient Capital

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

Investment in BEST by Percipient Capital HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read and Director Holly Bedford-Bell undertook due diligence for private equity firm Percipient Capital (“Percipient”) on their investment in energy saving products manufacturer British Energy Saving Technology (“BEST”). Based in Cornwall, BEST designs and manufactures energy saving products [...]

Management Buyout of Whistl

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

Management Buyout of Whistl HMT LLP led by Partner Ian Barton, Associate Director Matthew Gordon-Smith and Senior Manager Julia Carruthers advised Dutch group PostNL B.V. on the transfer of UK subsidiary, Whistl UK Ltd and its subsidiaries (“Whistl”), to its management team. Headquartered in Marlow, Whistl (formerly TNT Post) is [...]

MBO of Oxford Cryosystems Ltd

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

MBO of Oxford Cryosystems Ltd HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read and Manager Antonia Fernandez undertook due diligence for senior debt provider Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”) on the management buy-out of Oxford Cryosystems Ltd. Oxford Cryosystems is a market-leading UK manufacturer of highly specialised scientific instruments and software. [...]

Investment in Virtua by Connection Capital

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2017-06-06T10:54:34+00:00

Investment in Virtua by Connection Capital HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read and Director Holly Bedford undertook due diligence on the investment in specialist telecom engineering firm Virtua UK Ltd (“Virtua”) by Connection Capital Ltd (“Connection Capital”). Based in Wiltshire, Virtua provides services from design and installation, to testing [...]

Investment in Channel Mum by ITV

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2017-06-06T10:54:34+00:00

Investment in Channel Mum by ITV HMT LLP led by Partner Andrew Thomson and Manager Julia Carruthers advised Channel Mum Ltd (“Channel Mum”), the UK’s first parenting Youtube community on their recent fundraising. Giant broadcaster ITV acquired a minority stake in the Business. Siobhan Freegard, the Founder and Managing Director [...]

Management Buy-out of Review Display Systems Ltd

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2017-06-06T10:54:34+00:00

Management Buy-out of Review Display Systems Ltd HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read and assistant manager Viqas Chohan undertook due diligence on the management buy-out of Review Display Systems Ltd (“Review Display”) backed by Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”). Based in Kent, Review Display a company established in 1982 [...]

Acquisition of Aston Mead by Leaders Ltd

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2017-06-06T10:54:34+00:00

Acquisition of Aston Mead by Leaders Ltd HMT LLP led by Partner Andrew Thomson undertook financial due diligence for independent residential property group Leaders Limited (“Leaders”) on their acquisition of Home Counties estate agents Aston Mead Ltd (“Aston Mead”). Since starting as a single branch in Brighton over 30 years [...]