Project Description

HMT LLP provided combined buyside lead advisory and financial due diligence services to Mobeus on the MBO of GW Global Insights (“GWGI”), the leading provider of industry news, data and events to the industrial gases market and the fast-evolving hydrogen economy.

Founded in 2003, GWGI’s “Gasworld” brand (www.gasworld.com) is regarded as the “go-to” platform for the $100 billion industrial gases industry and has established a global client base for its publications, worldwide events and business intelligence products. The growing importance of hydrogen in the low-carbon economy led GWGI to create and develop “H2 View” in 2019, focusing on four key pillars of technology, mobility, power and policy. H2 View has grown rapidly since inception and is already considered a leading source of sector insight.

The need for information and data to support decision-making is becoming ever-more important in an industry facing supply-side constraints, technological advancements and the development of new end-use applications.

Mobeus will support GWGI in continuing to provide high-quality content whilst promoting the development of its business intelligence offerings, digital content and marketing services as well as rapidly expanding its portfolio of events.

The HMT team provided full buy-side advisory support on the transaction, incorporating financial due diligence, financial modelling, and buy-side lead advisory services.

Matt Gordon-Smith, Investment Manager at Mobeus commented:

“We were delighted to work with the HMT team again, and  as always they provided an excellent service.  Their advice was clear and concise, and as ever they provided invaluable buy-side support and went above and beyond to ensure a successful timely completion.”

Paul Read, Partner at HMT commented:

“We are delighted to have advised Mobeus on their investment in GWGI which is the second investment from Mobeus’s latest UK-focused small-cap buyout fund. With Mobeus’ support, GWGI will be able to continue their rapid growth plans. We look forward to working with Mobeus and GWGI again in the future.”