Rileys Secure Funding

2019-07-17T09:49:49+00:00

HMT provided debt advisory services to Weight Partners Capital (“WPC”) on their recent fundraising. WPC secured £1.2 million senior debt funding from Triple Point Investment Management to inject into WPC’s portfolio business Rileys Sports Bars. Rileys is a leading chain of sports bars and incorporates the oldest and only significant remaining chain of pool, snooker and darts clubs in the UK. It has large-format managed venues across the UK operating under the Rileys brand. Rileys bars are large [...]

Refinancing of Precision Technologies

2019-07-11T08:44:57+00:00

HMT LLP advised Arbuthnot on the refinancing of specialist precision component manufacturer Precision Technologies Ltd. Arbuthnot provided a cash flow loan and receivables financing facility to Precision Technologies. Based in Tamworth, Precision Technologies is a high precision engineering company specialising in the manufacture of gears, gauges and splines which are used in the most demanding and high profile industries such as aerospace, healthcare, oil and gas, motorsport and automotive. Precision Technologies’ Engineers use the latest technologies in CAD/CAM, [...]

LDC exits Connect in merger deal

2019-07-03T15:01:52+00:00

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 [...]

Secondary fundraising for WaterBear Education

2019-05-21T12:44:33+00:00

HMT advised the shareholders of WaterBear Education Ltd on their secondary fundraising. Maven Capital Partners provided a follow on investment to support the business’ digital strategy. WaterBear is a private college working in partnership with a University offering Master of Arts and BA (Hons) Degree programmes to creative people. WaterBear’s industry-connected creative courses are accredited and validated by the University of Chichester. Its innovative syllabus delivers a blended learning programme, both online and on site, with a key emphasis [...]

MBO of Whiteleaf Furniture

2019-04-29T15:10:05+00:00

HMT LLP advised contract furniture manufacturer Whiteleaf on their recent MBO.    Established in High Wycombe in 1870 by specialist chair maker William Goodearl, Whiteleaf produces contract bedroom and living room furniture predominantly for the student accommodation market. Working independently or alongside design professionals, Whiteleaf offers a complete service; from manufacture & supply only, to a project managed, turn-key option; inclusive of bedroom, kitchen, lounge and communal furniture. The investment will enable Whiteleaf to grow the business and [...]

MBO of Amberjack backed by LDC

2019-04-25T12:12:15+00:00

HMT LLP advised on the management buy-out of graduate recruitment services firm Amberjack Ltd. LDC Private Equity invested £17.6 million to support the business. Based in Newbury, Amberjack provides specialist career services and software to many of the UK’s largest employers, with a particular focus on graduates, school leavers and apprenticeship programmes. It uses proprietary cloud-based software tools to automate processes, manage application volumes and provide data driven insights to help assess and select candidates and also provide [...]

Outsource UK acquires RZ Group

2019-04-16T09:54:30+00:00

HMT LLP advised specialist independent recruitment firm Outsource UK on their acquisition of RZ Group (previously Recruitment Zone). Headquartered in Swindon with offices in Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham and London, Outsource UK is one of the largest independent recruitment companies in the UK, supplying highly-skilled technology, change and engineering talent to clients within a range of specialist sectors such as engineering, financial services, public sector, defence and logistics. Founded in 1998 and based in Edinburgh and Bolton, RZ Group [...]

The Carlyle Group invests in Derive Logic

2019-04-03T11:22:45+00:00

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 [...]

Octopus invests in Rotolight

2019-03-05T12:24:36+00:00

HMT LLP advised Octopus Investments on their £5 million investment in manufacturer of LED lighting products for photographers and film makers Rotolight Ltd.    Based in Pinewood Studios, Rotolight is a pioneering British technology company, specializing in creating award winning LED lighting products for photographers and filmmakers. Rotolight develops products that provide unique tools to image makers, allowing them to realise their creative vision and aspirations. Rotolight’s lighting products have been used in countless media companies including Disney [...]

MBO of Architectural Panel Solutions

2019-03-12T11:14:27+00:00

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 [...]