Divestment of SeaRoc from Fred Olsen to Vela Software Group


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 [...]

Plastic Srl sold to TriMas


Our partner based in Milan, Italy has advised on the sale of Forli based manufacturer, Plastic Srl, to TriMas. Plastic Srl is a privately-owned manufacturer of polymeric caps and closures for home care product applications, based in Forli, Italy.  Following this transaction, Plastic Srl will become a wholly owned division of TriMas’ packaging business, Rieke. Reike is part of the Multinational TriMas Corporation, manufacturing closures and dispensing systems for the global market.  Serving a huge range of markets [...]

Disposal of Elmelin


HMT advised the shareholders of London-based manufacturer of industrial electrical and heat insulation products Elmelin Ltd on the disposal of the business to the management team supported by Panoramic Growth Equity. Founded in London in 1912, Elmelin is a manufacturing business focused on delivering innovative electrical and high temperature insulation solutions. Elmelin is the market leader in the manufacture of mica laminates, used as part of the lining system of coreless induction furnaces used in the foundry and [...]

Disposal of Eucrea Group


Our partner in Stuttgart, advised on the sale of operating divisions of the Eucrea group of companies, to the Binder Group, headquartered in Neckarsulm near Stuttgart.  The operations of the Eucrea Group, comprising FMB, a leading provider of surface coatings for high-tech products and the selective processing of bulk goods, Weinbrecht & Kücherer, a specialist in functional and decorative plating using precious metals, and Eucrea Industrieservice, a manufacturer of specialist plant for selective galvanizing, were initially stablized by [...]

LDC exits Connect in merger deal


HMT LLP advised LDC on their exit of portfolio company Connect Managed Services (“Connect”), after securing a deal that merges the contact centre technology and services group with G3 Comms (‘G3’). Connect is the world’s leading Customer Experience and Unified Communications managed services provider for global businesses and supports a diverse range of blue-chip organisations across the globe. Connect supports global enterprise customers such as Johnson & Johnson, BP and Coty in the deployment and management of their [...]

Disposal of pharmacy distributor Straight


Carmin Finance, ICFG member based in Paris, has advised a group of private investors in the sale of wholesale pharmacy distributor, Straight.  Straight, an innovative wholesaler and distributor serving the whole of France from one single site has been sold to Horizon Pharma.  Horizon Pharma is one of the companies belonging to a group which specialises in logistics and IT for the Pharmacy sector.  Through the acquisition, Horizon Pharma now commands a national position. Christophe Pothier, Partner at Carmin [...]

The Carlyle Group invests in Derive Logic


HMT LLP advised the shareholders of ITAM consultancy business Derive Logic Ltd on its investment from The Carlyle Group. Based in Cirencester with offices across the UK and America, Derive Logic provides services and solutions to enable clients to achieve effective IT governance, assure digital transformation, manage their risk, compliance and performance. Its clients use Derive Logic’s strategic consulting services and managed services to optimise their IT investment while avoiding unnecessary costs and financial penalties. From strategic reviews [...]

ChromaCon AG sold to YMC Co Ltd


Our partner in Switzerland, has advised ChromaCon AG on the sale of their business to YMC Co., Ltd, based in Kyoto, Japan.  ChromaCon will continue to operate as part of the YMC Group of companies. ChromaCon AG, based in Zurich, is a life science tool company. They are a leader in continuous chromatography technologies and market laboratory-scale purification systems employing its process technologies, process simulation and operating software. ChromaCon has pioneered twin-column purification, significantly increasing productivity in large [...]

Disposal of Castello Italia S.P.A


Our partner based in the Hong-Kong, has advised the shareholders of Chemical Project Holding on the sale of a majority stake in its plastic extrusion business, Castello, to the Italian Private Equity firm Arcadia. CIGP exclusively advised Chemical Project Holding s.r.l (“CPH”) on the sale of a 75% stake in its specialist plastic extrusion business, Castello Italia S.p.A. (“Castello”), to Arcadia SGR S.p.A (“Arcadia”). Castello, founded in 1965, is a leading manufacturer of speciality plastic pipes and tubes [...]

SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH Disposal


Our partner in Germany assisted the international competitive transaction process for SHW, a traditional German firm, and brought it to a successful conclusion. SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH is a mid-cap engineering firm based in Aalen-Wasseralfingen, Baden-Württemberg. Its focus lies on the development and manufacture of large machining centers with extremely long axes. The company employs around 280 staff in the group, spread among the headquarters in Aalen-Wasseralfingen and the distribution and service branches in China, India and the USA. [...]

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