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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

2019-08-12T10:14:46+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 [...]

Edge invests in digital media owner Jungle Creations

2018-12-18T11:38:12+00:00

Jamie Bolding CEO and Founder HMT LLP advised Edge Investments on their investment in Jungle Creations, one of the world’s most viewed companies on social media. Set up by 27-year-old serial entrepreneur Jamie Bolding in 2014 and headquartered in London, Jungle’ s primary business is as a digital media owner, having created and commercialised some of Facebook’s most popular food, beauty and lifestyle brands such as VT and Twisted, amassing over 82 million followers. Jungle Creations’ in-house [...]

Mobeus invests in Kudos

2018-12-03T12:03:22+00:00

HMT LLP advised Mobeus Equity Partners on their Series A investment in Kudos, the award-winning service for maximising the reach and impact of academic research. Founded in 2014, Kudos serves over a quarter of a million researchers, affiliated with over 10,000 universities and other research institutions in 190 countries. Having built the only platform dedicated to the dissemination of academic research across the multiple networks and channels available to researchers for sharing information about their work, as well [...]

Chiltern Capital invests in PES

2018-09-27T08:38:11+00:00

HMT LLP advised Chiltern Capital in a growth capital investment in employee benefits and HR support provider Premier Employer Solutions Ltd (“PES”). PES was founded as an employee benefits consultancy and started to focus on designing a SaaS employee benefits solution for smaller and mid-tier businesses in 2011. Since then PES has been offering clients an integrated employee benefits solution with an evolving, user-focused platform, expert benefits advice, employee communications, full back-office administration and an award-winning broking service. [...]

NVM invests in Clarilis

2018-07-30T10:36:37+00:00

HMT LLP advised NVM Private Equity on their £3.1 million investment in Clarilis Limited, a technology business providing drafting automation solutions to the legal industry. Based in Birmingham, Clarilis provides a software solution designed by lawyers for lawyers, that enables their clients to quickly and easily capture legal firm or legal department best drafting techniques and extend them consistently across the entire practice. The Clarilis platform is totally attuned to the specific needs of the legal profession, and [...]

Investment in Smyle Creative Limited

2019-08-12T10:14:31+00:00

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, [...]

Roma Finance secures funding from Foresight

2018-05-03T11:45:47+00:00

HMT LLP advised Foresight Group on their provision of a debt facility to independent principal property lender, Roma Finance. Foresight have provided a debt facility of up to £25 million to Roma. Based in Manchester, Roma provides short-term bridging finance to property developers, secured on residential, commercial and industrial properties, throughout England & Wales. Roma has a strong track record, having completed just under 500 transactions since 2014 and grown its loan book by almost 50% since January [...]

Downing invests in Glownet

2018-05-01T10:16:50+00:00

HMT LLP undertook financial due diligence for Downing Ventures on their investment in contactless solution provider for the event industry Glownet. Glownet develops a software solution that revolutionises the live event experience by creating frictionless, secure and optimised experiences for attendees, vendors, organisers and brands. The cloud-based platform delivers access control, cashless payments, crew management, social media activations, loyalty programs and customer insight solutions to music festivals, food & beverages festivals, nightclubs, trade shows, sporting events and more. Glownet [...]