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The role of a non-exec director during an M&A process

2021-09-22T10:52:05+00:00September 22nd, 2021|

The role of a non-exec can vary significantly from business to business, depending on its scale, stage, and strategy. However, a good non-exec will always contribute objectivity, challenge and support to the executive management team and will help to fill capability and knowledge gaps as the board develops and implements their plans.

Apiary Capital backs the MBO of e-learning software specialist XVR

2021-09-13T08:12:04+00:00September 13th, 2021|

HMT LLP advised Apiary Capital on their investment in XVR, a platform for consolidating online compliance management and e-learning software businesses. Simultaneous with the investment from Apiary, XVR completed the bolt-on acquisition of learnPro eFireservice, a competency management and e-learning software provider to the NHS and the fire & rescue sector.

An electrified exit environment for scaling CleanTech

2021-08-25T09:19:27+00:00August 25th, 2021|

In case you hadn’t noticed, the world is electrifying.  From transport to building management to energy storage, demand for electricity is now accelerating faster than ever before. More than any other influencing factor in the UK energy industry, this energy transition has become the predominant theme and motivator for utility M&A in recent years.

Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment: What lies beneath?

2021-08-16T09:13:26+00:00August 18th, 2021|

For as long as we have been advising technology companies, one theme that crops up consistently is that of efficiency – whether it is resource efficiency, process efficiency, energy efficiency – be it hardware, software, workflows or a combination of all three – the notion of doing things better, faster, cheaper, using less of one thing or more of another has occupied a significant proportion of our collective professional careers.

HT Materials Science raises up to €5 million in Series-A round

2021-08-12T10:52:13+00:00August 12th, 2021|

HMT LLP once again advised HT Materials Science, a developer of sub-micron-based heat transfer fluid technologies on their €5m Series-A funding led by Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, the strategic technology Corporate Venture arm of Saudi Aramco, the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals company and existing investor Progress Tech Transfer®.

Great Expectations – the role of a CFO in a PE-backed company

2021-07-27T09:16:44+00:00July 27th, 2021|

The opportunity to participate in the equity of a PE-backed business is potentially life changing for a CFO, presenting the genuine prospect of a substantial and relatively short-term capital gain. But, there is no such thing as a free lunch so what, precisely, do private equity firms expect of their portfolio company CFOs and how long are they given to prove themselves?

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