MBO of Architectural Panel Solutions


HMT LLP advised Chiltern Capital on their investment to support the management buy-out of Architectural Panel Solutions (“APS”).  APS is a manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of panel and framing products for commercial, residential and industrial buildings in the UK, continental Europe and the USA. The company sells a number of well-established, own brands with over 30 years of history, including a unique composite stone panel product and two panel framing systems.  It also distributes a range of third [...]

Secondary buyout of Indigo-Belcom


HMT LLP undertook vendor due diligence for Indigo-Belcom on their secondary management buy-out supported by Growth Capital Partners. Based in South Wales, Indigo-Belcom is a leading independent global telecom services delivery partner offering high value, mission critical solutions to the fixed and mobile carrier and enterprise market sectors. Indigo-Belcom specialises in the design, planning, build, supply, management and maintenance of UK, European and global telecommunications networks. They offer a comprehensive range of installation, professional and technical services to [...]

£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 [...]

Investment in Smyle Creative Limited


HMT LLP advised Rockpool Investments and Chad Lion-Cachet on their investment in leading event and creative agency Smyle Creative Limited. Founded by Rick Stainton and Matt Margetson in 2003, Smyle is a leading creative agency delivering live and digital experiences to business and consumer audiences around the world, employing 70 full time staff with global brands as clients from sectors including tech, media, IT, finance and pharmaceutical. Smyle has delivered numerous international events for clients such as Samsung, [...]

MBO of Rowan International


HMT LLP 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 left over, for instance when a promotional campaign comes to an [...]

BIMBO of Gradwell Communications backed by Chiltern Capital


HMT LLP 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. Gradwell is a Microsoft Gold Partner for hosting, participating in the Microsoft Partner Network for hosting solutions. [...]

MBO of Nu-Heat backed by Bestport Capital


HMT LLP 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 the year to 31 March 2017. The MBO was led by CEO, [...]

MBO of ProspectSoft Ltd backed by Maven


HMT LLP 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 including market-leading systems such as Access Dimension, Exchequer, Pegasus and Sage. ProspectSoft have [...]

MBO of Indigo Telecom backed by Maven and YFM


HMT LLP 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, mobile and other data services to a wide variety of corporate, enterprise and consumer end users. Its key capabilities include Project [...]

MBO of 1st Option Safety Group


HMT LLP 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 Rugby World Cup and Britain’s Got Talent as well as the Royal Opera House. HMT [...]