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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Investment in BEST by Percipient Capital

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2017-11-24T21:40:50+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 for motors, lighting, refrigeration and air conditioning. Their real-time energy management system Eniscope is used by many customers worldwide including restaurant chains, sports clubs, retailers and data centres. The investment [...]

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. The company was founded by John Cosier and Mike Glazer in a laboratory of Oxford University in 1985 where they have developed the first Cryostream Cooler.  The business has since [...]

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 and optimisation, for expanding and upgrading mobile networks on behalf of the major UK mobile network operators. Their client base also include commercial estate owners of major developments such as [...]

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 are a designer and supplier of industrial flat panel display technologies together with associated Touch Screens and Single board computer solutions, helping provide knowledgeable advice to world leading manufacturers across [...]

Acquisition of Aston Mead by Leaders Ltd

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2017-11-30T10:32:22+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 ago, Leaders have grown by delivering an excellent local property service and by acquiring reputable businesses to bring their service to new towns and cities across the UK. The recent [...]

Investment in D3O by Beringea LLP

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2017-11-30T10:34:48+00:00

Investment in D3O by Beringea LLP HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read, Senior Manager Vivienne Day and Manager Adrian Howells undertook due diligence for private equity firm Beringea LLP (“Beringea”) on their $13 million investment in developer of smart materials D3O. Based in Brighton, D3O is a ground-breaking impact protection solutions company that licenses a range of unique patented smart materials. Its technology is used to produce a shock absorbing material that can be found in a range of [...]

Acquisition by Procam of HotCam New York

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

Acquisition by Procam of HotCam New York HMT LLP led by partner Paul Read undertook due diligence for private equity backed television equipment specialist  Procam Television (“Procam”) on their acquisition of US-based camera rental company HotCam New-York (“HotCam”). Procam, headquartered in London with additional facilities in Manchester, Scotland and Leicester, and backed by specialist private equity firm Foresight Group, provides camera equipment and crew to many of the largest broadcasters, production companies and blue chip organisations in the UK. Notable customers [...]

Acquisition of True Lens Services by Procam TV

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

Acquisition of True Lens Services by Procam TV HMT LLP led by director Paul Read undertook due diligence for private equity backed television equipment specialist  Procam TV (“Procam”) on their acquisition of British broadcast and cinematic lens innovator True Lens Services Ltd (“TLS”). Procam, headquartered in London with additional facilities in Manchester and Scotland, and backed by specialist private equity firm Foresight Group, provides camera equipment and crew to many of the largest broadcasters, production companies and blue chip organisations in [...]

Investment in The Light Cinemas Ltd by Connection Capital

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

Investment in The Light Cinemas Ltd by Connection Capital HMT LLP led by partner Andrew Thomson, director Paul Read and manager Adrian Howells advised Connection Capital LLP (“Connection”) on their investment in London based leisure and entertainment company The Light Cinemas Ltd (“Light Cinemas”). With three cinemas across the UK and Germany, Light Cinemas aims to provide a unique entertainment experience in a friendly relaxed environment that offers excellent customer service and value for money. Featuring the latest blockbusters, independent [...]

Investment in Watchfinder by Beringea and Piton Capital

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

Investment in Watchfinder by Beringea and Piton capital HMT LLP led by director Paul Read and manager Adrian Howells advised Beringea LLP (“Beringea”) and Piton Capital LLP (“Piton Capital”) on their £6.4 million investment in UK leading pre-owned online watch retailer Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd (“Watchfinder”). Founded in 2002, Watchfinder is the UK market leader in pre-owned luxury watches, having sold over £120 million worth of luxury brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Tag Heuer, Breitling, Omega, and Patek Philippe, as well as [...]

Investment in DFx Technology Limited by Percipient Capital

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

Investment in DFx Technology Limited by Percipient Capital HMT LLP, led by partner Andrew Thomson, director Paul Read and senior manager Ed Sutcliffe, advised Percipient Capital (“Percipient”) on their £1.2 million investment in DFx Technology Ltd (“DFx”). Oxfordshire-based company DFx Technology Ltd designs, develops and manufactures energy-efficient electronic solutions for the global beverage dispense and commercial lighting markets. DFx has experienced very strong growth over the past years, increasing turnover by 25% year-on-year and establishing a strong reputation in both the [...]

Shareholder restructuring of Orion Electrotech

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

HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, director Holly Bedford and senior manager Matthew Gordon-Smith, advised Sterling Recruitment Limited (“Orion”) on its shareholder restructuring. As part of the transaction, shareholder Keith Taylor exits the business which will continue to be led by existing shareholders Chris Benham and John Waters. Orion is a highly successful provider of contract and permanent recruitment services to customers across a range of sectors including Gas, Engineering, Aerospace and Construction. The business operates from offices in Reading [...]

Refinancing of Croft Associates

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

  Refinancing of Croft Associates HMT, led by Director Paul Read undertook financial due diligence for Santander Growth Capital on their growth funding for Croft Associates Limited ("Croft Associates"), the UK’s foremost developer of packaging, storage and transportation solutions for radioactive waste. Oxfordshire based Croft Associates was established in 1980 by Dr Robert Vaughan and designs containers for sectors that transport or store radioactive material, including government organisations, private companies in the nuclear sector and medical equipment suppliers. Croft has [...]

Investment in ISN Solutions Limited by Maven Capital Partners

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2017-11-30T10:18:58+00:00

HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson advised Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK's leading private equity managers, on their £4.6 million investment in ISN Solutions Limited (“ISN”), a leading provider of global IT infrastructure services to the upstream oil and gas sector. Maven is recognised as one of the UK's most active SME investors, operating from six regional offices investing in dynamic later-stage private companies across a wide range of industry sectors. Maven currently manages over [...]

Investment in Disposal Cubicle Curtains Limited by Beringea

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2017-11-30T10:20:11+00:00

HMT advised Beringea LLP (“Beringea”),  the growth capital investor that manages the Proven Venture Capital Trusts, on their £3 million investment in Disposable Cubicle Curtains Limited (“DCCL”), trading as All in One Medical. DCCL manufactures and distributes an evolving range of patented, best in class, disposable curtains and blinds which actively destroy deadly and harmful pathogens.  Distributed to medical institutions, DCCL’s products are manufactured and shipped from its manufacturing plant in Wolverhampton, UK. Part of Beringea’s investment was [...]

MBO of GMG Property Services Group

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2017-11-29T20:14:52+00:00

HMT, led by director Paul Read, undertook financial due diligence for leading mid-market private equity firm LDC and management, on the buy-out of GMG Property Services (Holdings) Limited (“GMG”), the UK’s leading provider of software services to estate agents. LDC supported the £17.8 million MBO. Luton-headquartered GMG was founded in 2007 and is the UK’s largest supplier of software, technology and design solutions to the property industry. The business, which employs over 170 people across its network of [...]

MBO of Virgin Wines

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2017-11-29T20:18:05+00:00

HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson and director Paul Read, undertook financial due diligence for leading private equity firm Mobeus Equity Partners (“Mobeus”), Connection Capital and management, on the buy-out of Virgin Wine Online Limited (“Virgin Wines”), the major UK wine retailer. Norwich based Virgin Wines was founded in 2000, and sells boutique high-quality wines produced by small independent winemakers.  The business, which employs approximately 160 staff, had revenues of £35m in the year to June 2013, and [...]

Acquisition by Procam of Hammerhead TV

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2017-11-29T20:26:50+00:00

HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson and director Paul Read, undertook financial due diligence for Procam Television Limited (“Procam”), the UK's largest broadcast hire company, and Foresight Group, on the acquisition of the trade and assets  of Hammerhead Television Facilities Limited (“Hammerhead TV”), a major player in the Scottish broadcast hire market. Procam, headquartered in London and backed by specialist private equity firm Foresight Group, provides camera equipment and crew to many of the largest broadcasters, production companies [...]

Refinancing of Southern Communications

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2017-11-29T20:39:48+00:00

  HMT, led by partners Andrew Thomson and Ian Barton, advised Southern Business Technologies Limited ("Southern Communications"), a leading independent B2B telecoms service provider, and their bankers Santander, on the growth funding of the business. Hampshire-based Southern Communications was established in 1956 and is now a leading supplier of business-to-business telecoms products and services, with a focus on SME businesses in the South of England. Their award-winning service offering encompasses business mobile, business broadband, phone systems and fixed [...]

Acquisition of Oki-Ni Limited

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2017-11-29T20:42:55+00:00

HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, director Paul Read and associate director Holly Bedford, advised MenInvest SAS (“MenInvest”), a French menswear-focused media, e-commerce and publishing group, on the acquisition of Okini Limited (“Oki-Ni”), a UK online retailer of premium designer menswear. Founded in 2010 by media entrepreneur Marc Ménasé, Paris-based MenInvest offers over 300 apparel and accessories brands and three private labels to a customer base spanning 80 countries. The business attracts more than 2 million unique monthly [...]