Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT)

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 [...]

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 [...]

Divestment of SeaRoc from Fred Olsen to Vela Software Group

2020-11-12T11:18:12+00:00

HMT, led by Partner James Thomas and Senior Manager Ricky Collis, advised leading renewable energy and travel sector company Fred. Olsen Limited (“Fred Olsen”) on the divestment of SeaRoc Group Ltd (“SeaRoc”), a leading provider of SaaS based industrial operational risk management software solutions to Vela Software Group (“Vela”) which is part of the $30bn+ CAD Canadian public company Constellation Software Inc. SeaRoc was formed in 2002 to provide industry leading SaaS based solutions to optimise safety and [...]

CIPHR acquires Digits Industries

2020-09-21T09:40:55+00:00

HMT LLP advised LDC-backed HR software solutions provider CIPHR Ltd on their acquisition of Digits Industries Ltd to offer seamless HR and learning solutions. CIPHR is one of the UK’s most trusted HR systems providers and supplies UK small and medium sized businesses with HR Software as a Service (Saas), payroll software and eRecruitment solutions to enable their customers to manage their workforce more effectively. CIPHR has partnered with Digits since 2018 to provide learning management solutions to [...]

Maven VCTs invest in Gen inCode

2020-09-16T13:53:49+00:00

HMT LLP advised Maven Capital Partners on their investment in Gen inCode, a genetic testing business specialising in the risk assessment and prediction of cardiovascular disease. Founded in 2018, Gen inCode has developed a range of patented DNA risk assessment products which utilise AI, bioinformatics and a globally recognised clinical evidence base to provide predictive analysis of a patient’s health risk. Proprietary algorithms are used to predict the probability of adverse events, resulting in a comprehensive risk evaluation [...]

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