Sometimes little can change in a year but a lot can change in a week. Despite the macro events of this year, the UK SME lending market had continued to enjoy relatively benign conditions through 2022 albeit with an increasing undertone of concern over the summer months about growing inflationary pressure.
HMT LLP, partnering with Top 20 accountancy firm Haines Watts, advised the shareholders of premium log cabin and building manufacturer Norwegian Log Buildings Ltd, on their disposal to management. Ethos Partners invested £5.4 million to support the buyout.
Despite all the doom and gloom, could it be a good time to exit your business ? Unless living under a rock, it is impossible to ignore the dire predictions of economic collapse in the UK over the coming months. Hot on the heels of the pandemic and supply chain challenges, we now face epic fuel bills at home and at the pumps, in turn driving high inflation and the first increases in interest rates for years.
HMT LLP advised Nuova Capital on their investment in VFX Financial Plc. Founded in 2001, VFX Financial Plc’s mission is to provide customers with the specialist knowledge and experience needed to take advantage of today’s volatile global markets.
HMT LLP advised Rockpool Investments on their growth capital investment in ERA, a growing provider of cloud IT infrastructure services to the media and entertainment industries.
HMT LLP advised Connection Capital on their £5.1m growth capital investment in Brompton Technology, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of leading-edge processing products for LED video walls used in live events and virtual production for TV and film.
Over the last few years, the significance of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) considerations in business has increased exponentially. Investors, are ever more focussed on the challenges posed by global warming, social inequality and the evils of child labour, exploitation of the poor, anti-competitive practices and bribery and corruption.
HMT LLP provided combined buyside advisory services to Ethos Partners’ portfolio company Compliancy Services, one of the UK's leading providers of compliance consultancy and regtech services on their bolt-on acquisition of Portman Compliance.
HMT LLP provided combined buyside lead advisory and financial due diligence services to Mobeus on the £13.4m MBO of Gungho Marketing, a specialist lead generation business focused on the fast growth International RegTech and LegalTech markets.