The award season has started again with the Thames Valley Deal Awards 2019 taking place soon.

2018 has been a fantastic year for HMT. We have completed over 30 deals since January 2018 with an aggregate value in excess of £350 million and we have again this year demonstrated ourselves as a leading corporate finance team in the Thames Valley.

As the Thames Valley’s leading advisory firm we have advised on numerous mid-market transactions including transformational deals for clients such as the MBO of UAP Limited, the fundraising for The Hook Group, the investment in Smyle Creative, the fundraising for Channel Mum, the acquisition of Parcel Hub and Mail Workshop by Whistl, the acquisition of Interact Training Group, and the fundraising for Waterbear Education.

The execution skills evident from deals such as UAP, Smyle Media, the Hook and Channel Mum showcase the broad range of talents at HMT that mean whatever the needs of ambitious entrepreneurial businesses HMT deliver’s successful transactions for them.

Our due diligence team has been hugely active advising a wide range of corporate and institutional clients since January 2018 including the investments in Glownet, Live Better with and Rated People by Downing, the secondary buyout of Indigo-Belcom, the acquisition of Majenta PLM, the investment in Goonhilly Earth Station by Peter Hargreaves and the investment in Hoop mobile app by Edge Investments, thereby further underlining our reputation particularly within private equity and banking for consistent quality and added value.

On the back of an active deal flow, HMT has been busy on the recruitment front in 2018. The last 12 months has seen us continue to grow our corporate finance practice with the recruitment of 2 new partners and several senior staff members to strengthen our lead advisory and transaction support teams.

As a significant increase in fundraising and M&A activity has been witnessed across the TMT sector in recent years, HMT have established a specialist technology team led by Partner James Thomas to strengthen our expertise in the sector.

In the past year, HMT has been recognised with several awards winning ‘Deal of the Year’ (under £10million) for the MBO of Rowan International backed by Connection Capital at the 2018 Thames Valley Deal Awards amongst others.

Recognised by both our clients and our peers as the leading advisor to entrepreneurial business in the Thames Valley during 2018 we have a strong pipeline for 2019 with several deals due to complete in the next weeks.

If you would like to support us at the 2019 Thames Valley Deal Awards, please contact our Marketing Manager Melissa Dainelli on 01491 579740 or [email protected] who will be pleased to help you.