Retail and Consumer

Newable Capital acquires J.C. Atkinson & Son

2020-08-28T09:20:25+00:00

HMT LLP advised Newable Capital on their acquisition of a majority shareholding in leading UK coffin manufacturer J.C. Atkinson & Son (“JCA”). Founded in 1936, and based in the North East, JCA has grown through three generations of family ownership to become the leading independent manufacturer and distributor of coffins, caskets and other related products to the UK funeral market. The business now employs 150 staff across three UK locations, the company’s products have an outstanding reputation for [...]

MBI of Buckingham Fine Arts

2020-08-25T08:14:26+00:00

HMT LLP advised Blue HK Investments and their portfolio company Palace Contemporary Fine Arts Limited on the acquisition of leading UK art publisher Buckingham Fine Art Publishers Limited. Founded in 1982, Buckingham distributes original artwork and high-quality limited-edition prints to galleries and collectors globally. Recognised as one of the UK’s leading fine art publishers, the company represents some of the country’s most talented artists including Amy Louise, Andrei Protsouk, Ben Jeffery, Chris DeRubeis, Dale Bowen, Edward Waite, Emily [...]

Mobeus invests in Andersen EV

2020-07-06T13:31:06+00:00

HMT advised Mobeus Equity Partners on their £1million growth capital investment in smart electric vehicle charger designer Andersen EV. Based in London, Andersen EV designs aspirational, sleek electric vehicle charge points and uses industrial-grade electronics to deliver enhanced performance as well as advanced software for a range of smart charging functionality. The electric vehicle (“EV”) market grew by 132% in the year to May 2020, compared to a 58% drop in sales of petrol and diesel vehicles, over [...]

MBO of Pet Mate

2020-01-16T09:04:27+00:00

HMT LLP advised Ethos Partners on the management buyout of UK based designer and manufacturer of pet products, Pet Mate Ltd. Founded in 1986 by husband and wife Chris and Barbara Kirk, Pet Mate is a market leader in its pet product niche and has grown consistently at 15% per annum in recent years to over £2m EBITDA. Under the brands of Cat Mate, Dog Mate and Fish Mate, the company has established a reputation (over 30 years) [...]

MBO of Motocaddy

2019-10-23T09:00:40+00:00

HMT LLP have completed a combined buyside advisory engagement comprising debt advisory and financial due diligence for Ethos Partners on their investment in UK leading golf trolleys and accessories retailer Motocaddy Holdings to support the MBO. Founded in 2004, Motocaddy aims to bring the very best in design, build and functionality to golfers of all ages and abilities looking for reliable and affordable golf trolleys. They have developed an award-winning line of electric and push models available in [...]

Rileys Secure Funding

2019-08-01T13:37:47+00:00

HMT provided debt advisory services to Weight Partners Capital (“WPC”) on their recent fundraising. WPC secured 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 venues with [...]

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 [...]

Downing Ventures invests in Firefly Learning

2019-01-29T09:56:49+00:00

HMT LLP advised Downing Ventures on their £5 million investment in software suite of school learning tools Firefly. Created by two GCSE students Joe Mathewson and Simon Hay, Firefly is a software suite that enables teachers and students to have access to school information online and out of the classroom. Firefly gives teachers more time to teach, enables students to learn in ways that work best for them, and involves parents with their child’s learning every step of [...]

Downing invests in Rated People

2018-09-24T15:07:37+00:00

HMT LLP advised Downing on their £4 million investment in online home services marketplace Rated People Ltd. Rated People is an online home services marketplace that aims to connect homeowners with high quality local tradespeople. The company offers access to more than 50,000 tradespeople, representing over 30 trades, and covering the whole of the UK.  It is free for homeowners to post jobs on the platform. Trades customers pay a subscription fee, along with transactional revenues to access [...]

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