Travel, Leisure and Hospitality (TLH)

Festicket acquires Event Genius and Ticket Arena

2019-08-30T10:17:20+00:00

HMT advised leading festival booking platform Festicket on their acquisition of ticketing platform Event Genius and their consumer facing brand Ticket Arena. Founded in 2012 by Zack Sabban and Jonathan Younes, Festicket empowers music fans with a seamless service to discover and book tickets and travel packages to over 2,000 music festivals worldwide. The two-sided marketplace uses a network of nearly 6,000 accommodation and travel suppliers to create unique festival experiences for millions of festival-goers from around the [...]

Jump In secures funding

2018-03-01T10:28:39+00:00

HMT LLP advised indoor trampoline arena operator GoJumpin Ltd (“Jump In”) on its recent development capital funding to support its continued expansion. Founded by Vernon West and Gavin Lucas together with mumpreneur Linda Willaford-West, Jump In is a leading UK leisure and recreational activities business. Jump In now has six indoor trampoline arenas nationwide in Slough, Tonbridge, Enfield, Aberdeen, Warwick and Walsall and offers jumping, fitness and free-running classes as well as jumping sessions for kids and adults. This [...]

Funding to Support Acquisition of Whittlebury Hall & Spa

2018-03-01T10:32:35+00:00

HMT's 5 Deals of Christmas - a hotel and golf resort HMT LLP advised family-owned golf resort operator Whittlebury Park on its acquisition of Whittlebury Hall & Spa for an undisclosed sum. Located in the countryside of South Northamptonshire adjacent to Silverstone racing circuit, Whittlebury Park is a prestigious resort comprising two 18-hole golf courses, venues for weddings and corporate events, outdoor and indoor activities, campsite and accommodation. Whittlebury Hall & Spa is a 254 room, 4* hotel with three [...]

Jump In secures funding from Santander

2018-03-01T10:33:03+00:00

HMT's 5 Deals of Christmas - 2 children jumping... HMT LLP advised indoor trampoline arena operator GoJumpin Ltd (“Jump In”) on their fundraising supported by Santander Growth Capital (“Santander”). Founded by dadpreneurs Vernon West and Gavin Lucas together with mumpreneur Linda Willaford-West, Jump In is a leading UK leisure and recreational activities business. Jump In has three indoor trampoline arenas in Slough, Tonbridge and Warwick and offers jumping, fitness and free-running classes as well as jumping sessions for kids and [...]

Investment in Dovetail Games by Alcuin

2018-03-01T10:33:03+00:00

HMT LLP 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 console. The company has grown from 7 employees to over 130 [...]

Investment in Chic Retreats by Maven

2018-03-01T10:33:04+00:00

HMT LLP 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 these smaller properties to manage inventory in real time and process [...]

Disposal of The Green Board Game Company Ltd to Searainbow Group Ltd

2019-11-26T14:29:50+00:00

HMT LLP advised the shareholders of High Wycombe-based The Green Board Game Company Ltd (“Green Board Game Co”) on their disposal to Searainbow Group Ltd (Searainbow). Established in 1991, Green Board Game Co invent and produce environmentally friendly games for families and groups to learn and play together. Green Board Game Co products include the best-selling BrainBox range, educational card games for children and Name 5, and many other educational games and colouring books for children. Green Board Game Co [...]

Investment in The Light Cinemas Ltd by Connection Capital

2018-03-01T11:23:25+00:00

HMT LLP 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 and international films, plus the best live opera, ballet, theatre and pop concerts from around the globe, Light Cinemas also have [...]

Financial Restructuring of Aldershot Town FC

2017-11-29T20:30:25+00:00

HMT advised Quantuma LLP (“Quantuma Restructuring”) on the financial restructuring of Aldershot Town Football Club (“Aldershot Town FC”). Southampton-headquartered Quantuma is a restructuring and insolvency practice providing a partner led service to businesses and individuals facing financial distress. Launched in January 2013 by Carl Jackson, the business is quickly becoming the premier independent restructuring practice in the South. Aldershot Town FC, based in Aldershot, Hampshire, was founded in 1992 after the closure of debt-ridden Fourth Division club Aldershot [...]

MBI of Andante Travels Limited

2018-03-01T09:28:44+00:00

HMT LLP advised Panoramic Growth Equity (“Panoramic”) and incoming CEO, Ian Finlay, on the management buy-in of market leading archaeological travel business Andante Travels Limited (“Andante”). Andante, founded in 1985 by archaeologist Dr Annabel Lawson, is a leading British provider of expert guided tours and specialist holidays to destinations of archaeological interest globally. Based in Salisbury, Wiltshire, the business runs over 100 tours in 32 different countries, led by their highly experienced, knowledgeable and multilingual team of archaeologists, [...]

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