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 [...]

£20m Secondary MBO of UAP


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 [...]

Disposal of Key2Futures to Horizon


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 [...]

Disposal of QTR Transport to Palletforce Ltd


HMT LLP 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 includes blue-chip companies as well as smaller businesses. Palletforce is an award-winning distribution network for small and large goods across [...]

Disposal of Centric Systems Ltd


HMT LLP 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, acquired Centric for an undisclosed sum. Abbos has been appointed as Managing Director and [...]

Disposal of Grace Personnel Ltd


HMT LLP 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 advised Nicola in sourcing of offers, negotiation and managing the deal through to completion. HMT, commented, “We are delighted [...]

Disposal of The Vacancy Management Company Limited


HMT LLP 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 also provided profile testing services and HR support to their clients over the last 15 years. [...]

Disposal of Usa2Europe to Orangefield Group


HMT LLP 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 international expansion for over 40 years. Orangefield has acquired USA2Europe earlier this [...]

Management Buyout of Whistl


HMT LLP 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 the second largest postal operator in the UK after Royal Mail, turning over more than £600m per annum.  Its core Down Stream Access business has over 56% market share in the UK, handling around 3.75 bn items of mail, alongside an established Door Drop Media division. In addition [...]

Disposal of The Green Board Game Company Ltd to Searainbow Group Ltd


HMT LLP advised the shareholders of High Wycombe-based The Green Board Game Company Ltd (“Green Board Game Co”) on their disposal to Searainbow Group Ltd (Searainbow). Established in 1991, Green Board Game Co invent and produce environmentally friendly games for families and groups to learn and play together. Green Board Game Co products include the best-selling BrainBox range, educational card games for children and Name 5, and many other educational games and colouring books for children. Green Board Game Co [...]