HMT celebrates 25 years of corporate finance success

In 2017 HMT celebrates its 25th anniversary which makes it the longest established independent advisory practice in the Thames Valley leading deals and advising ambitious entrepreneurs.

HMT was founded in 1992 by Andrew Thomson and two other colleagues coming out of one of the Big 4 firms and based in Henley-on-Thames. Since then, HMT has become the leading transactional firm in the Thames Valley advising hundreds of entrepreneurial businesses and opening an office in London.

In completing over 600 deals with an aggregate value in excess of £5 billion, HMT has advised on significant transactions in the region including the disposal of leading provider of corporate entertainment Keith Prowse, the MBO of Whistl, the sale of the biggest online parenthood community Netmums, the investment in Property Software Group by LDC which has recently been sold to Zoopla, the £100m+ disposal of Swift Resources, various acquisition and fundraisings for the leading mobile phone recycling group Redeem, and the MBO of market-leading executive chauffeur business Tristar.

The past 25 years have seen HMT grow its service offering adding fundraising advisory and financial modelling to its core corporate finance and due diligence services allowing it to provide a fully integrated transactional advisory service for entrepreneurial businesses.

HMT has been recognised by its peers as leaders in deal-making many times over the past 25 years winning at the Thames Valley Deal Awards every year since its inception. In 2017 it was recognised in 2 categories, winning Due Diligence Team of the Year and Deal of the Year for the investment in Channel Mum by NVM and Andrew Thomson has been serial category winners over several years.

Andrew Thomson, Founding Partner at HMT commented:

“Such sustained success is a real achievement for an independent advisory firm and we are proud to be the longest established and most active practice in the Thames Valley. Those 25 years have sometimes been challenging as we have gone through various economic cycles but throughout we managed to build a strong business. We would like to thank all our clients, staff and the wider business community for their continuous support along the years as we look forward to continuing to be a key part of the vibrant Thames Valley business community.”


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