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MBO of Wheelwright supported by HMT

2021-03-03T19:02:39+00:00

HMT LLP, led by Partner Andrew Thomson and Senior Manager Ricky Collis advised leading UK wheels and automotive aftermarket wholesaler, Wheelwright Ltd on their MBO supported by Arbuthnot Commercial ABL and Caple debt funding. Originally established in 1980, Kent-based Wheelwright are the UK's leading alloy and steel wheel distributors, offering a European-wide logistics and delivery service from their 14 national and 2 international logistics facilities.  With over 40 years’ experience in the alloy wheel and tyre business, Wheelwright [...]

LDC invests in network performance and security specialist Phoenix Datacom

2021-03-02T14:36:20+00:00

HMT advised leading mid-market private equity investor LDC on the management buyout of data and network security specialist Phoenix Datacom. Buckinghamshire-based Phoenix Datacom provides solutions and services to improve on-premise and cloud application performance and cyber-security for major UK organisations across a range of sectors. Established in 1984, it has a list of longstanding blue-chip clients which includes leading financial institutions, network operators, media businesses, broadcasters and public sector organisations. The business plays a key role in helping [...]

Outpost VFX secures multimillion pound investment from YFM Equity Partners

2021-02-22T17:02:11+00:00

HMT LLP advised YFM Equity Partners on their investment in fast-growing film and TV visual effects company, Outpost VFX. Headquartered in Bournemouth, Outpost was founded in 2013 and has operations in Montréal and London as well as having recently opened a new studio in Los Angeles, enabling it to scale to hundreds of artists worldwide. The VFX house partners with global streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, and Apple, and with major Hollywood studios including Universal. Recent high-profile [...]

HMT advises on Management Buyout of SM Contracts Limited

2021-02-09T21:19:20+00:00

HMT advised the shareholders of London-based smart home technology solutions provider SM Contracts Limited (“SMC”) on a partial exit of the three founders by way of MBO. The deal was funded by an 8-year term loan from funding specialist Caple International. SMC is a long established, profitable business with a prominent market position in the expanding premium in-house entertainment, lighting, security and surveillance market in the UK. The company designs, programs, installs and maintains technology in the fast-growing [...]

Sapphire Systems acquires ITOM Solution

2021-01-21T09:44:58+00:00

HMT LLP advised leading provider of enterprise software applications and digital operating technology Sapphire Systems (“Sapphire”) on their acquisition of ITOM Solution, a UK-based ServiceNow specialist partner. ITOM Solution is a fast-growth and innovative provider of IT Operations Management, AiOps, Application Performance Management, and IoT cloud services. The company is a leading partner of ServiceNow, Cisco AppDynamics and Dynatrace, working with enterprise and high-dependency digital businesses to turn digital operations into a business advantage. Backed by Horizon Capital, [...]

CameraMatics secure Series A fundraise

2021-01-11T10:17:54+00:00

HMT LLP advised leading international vehicle and fleet safety solutions provider CameraMatics (‘the Company’) on their Series A fundraise from Puma Private Equity, Sure Valley Ventures and Enterprise Ireland. Founders Mervyn O’Callaghan and Simon Murray launched CameraMatics in 2016 having identified a gap in the data and solutions used by fleet managers, vehicle manufacturers and insurance companies to run fleets of any size safely and efficiently, leaving them open to a variety of risks. Within its first year of [...]

Xiatech secures growth funding from Rockpool Investments

2020-12-21T10:19:54+00:00

HMT LLP advised Rockpool Investments (“Rockpool”) on their investment in system integration and data analytics specialist Xiatech. Rockpool invest in Xiatech’s Single Data View© platform, a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that provides companies with a real-time view of customer, inventory, product, orders and sales data, as well as an enterprise-scale integration hub, analytics and powerful machine learning capabilities, all hosted in the cloud. The equity raise will enable Xiatech to deliver on its growth strategy to [...]

Arraco Global Markets secures funding from YFM Equity Partners

2020-12-17T11:04:26+00:00

HMT LLP advised YFM Equity Partners (“YFM”) on their £3.75million investment in global commodities broker ARRACO Global Markets (“ARRACO”). Founded in 2015 and based in London, ARRACO specialises in brokerage for global commodities, working a range of international clients including oil majors, global trade houses, energy utilities, shippers, banks and funds. YFM has made a £3.75m investment into ARRACO. The funds provided by YFM will be used to expand ARRACO’s established UK footprint, as well as hire additional [...]

MBO of Envitia

2020-12-15T07:14:44+00:00

HMT provided buyside lead advisory services to Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), on their £17 million management buyout (“MBO”) of the market leading geospatial data and services provider ENVITIA Group plc (“ENVITIA”). Horsham based ENVITIA is a leading software and services company offering solutions for the most complex data challenges, delivering accurate and relevant data to clients across the defence and public sectors.  ENVITIA works with organisations to solve data challenges covering a range of specialised areas such as [...]

Clean Growth Fund makes first VC investment in Piclo

2020-12-14T11:27:04+00:00

HMT acted as lead advisor to smart energy company Piclo, as they become the first company to gain investment by the Clean Growth Fund (“CGF”), the venture capital fund that was established in May of this year to invest in the UK’s most promising clean-tech companies. Piclo was established in 2013 and is chaired by Volker Beckers the former Group CEO of RWE Npower. At the forefront of disrupting the energy sector, Piclo leverages the latest digital technology [...]

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