Acquisitions

GAK acquires Mad About Music

2022-01-05T10:06:22+00:00

HMT LLP advised Risk Capital Partners’ portfolio company GAK on their acquisition of The Mad About Music Group, trading as Tiger and DJM Music. Mad About Music was founded by Darren & Leisa Mennie in 2002 as a brand owner and retailer of musical instruments, predominantly focused on the education market within the UK. Since then, the business has evolved to become a prominent online retailer of instruments both in the UK and across Europe, with a reputation [...]

Unbabel’s acquisition of Lingo24

2021-12-20T11:03:36+00:00

HMT LLP advised AI-powered language operations platform Unbabel on their acquisition of language translation company Lingo24. Based in San Francisco, Unbabel eliminates language barriers so that businesses can thrive across cultures and geographies. The company’s Language Operations solution blends advanced artificial intelligence with human editors, for fast, efficient, high-quality translations that get smarter over time. Unbabel integrates seamlessly in any channel, so agents can deliver consistent multilingual support from within their existing workflows. This makes it easy for [...]

Whistl acquires Relish

2021-11-23T09:56:40+00:00

HMT LLP advised the UK’s leading logistics specialists in e-fulfilment, mail and parcels Whistl on their acquisition of Relish, a FMCG product sampling specialist from Kin and Carta plc, the international digital transformation consultancy. Relish began life in 2011 and has grown to be one of the leading product sampling agencies specialising mainly in the beauty and FMCG sectors. It enables brands to target consumers through matching them with synergistic partners e.g., placing a sample for a perfume [...]

EA-RS acquires Added Security Technology

2021-11-08T10:33:05+00:00

HMT LLP advised Rockpool Investments’ portfolio company EA-RS on their acquisition of specialist access control and door entry company Added Security Technology (AST). AST is the third organisation EA-RS Fire Group has acquired this year, following the acquisition of CCSS Fire & Security and the trade and assets of Essex Fire Sprinklers. AST is a specialist door entry system and gate automation company, providing expert safety and security solutions to clients in London and the Southeast. This acquisition [...]

Sonmarg Capital acquires BWS Standfast

2021-10-07T20:35:16+00:00

HMT LLP advised Sonmarg Capital on their acquisition of leading UK provider of security, fire and safety systems BWS Security Systems Limited from its retiring owners, Mike Stone and Chris Jenkins. BWS (established in 1988) is a market leading provider of security, fire and safety systems, headquartered in Bath.  BWS supplies, installs, maintains and monitors fire alarms, intruder alarms, CCTV and access control systems for commercial and residential customers, principally across the South-West of the UK. To help [...]

MBO of XVR backed by Apiary

2021-09-13T08:12:29+00:00

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. XVR is the global leader in virtual reality e-learning for the emergency services sectors. XVR’s suite of products, which includes a crisis scenario simulation platform, e-learning content [...]

FPE Capital invests into Zest Technology

2021-08-04T12:10:25+00:00

HMT LLP advised FPE Capital on their investment into leading UK-based employee benefits SaaS software provider, Zest Technology. Software & services focused lower mid-market growth investor, FPE, has acquired Zest Technology, marking the tenth investment from FPE Fund II and the fourth pure SaaS product focused investment in the Fund. Zest’s award-winning platform enables businesses to efficiently deliver and administer their employee benefits schemes and allows employees to view and easily manage their selection of these benefits. For [...]

carwow acquires Wizzle

2021-06-23T11:23:45+00:00

HMT LLP advised car-buying comparison site carwow on its acquisition of used car-buying platform Wizzle for an undisclosed sum. Launched in 2016 with the mission of making the important car buying process easier and simpler for consumers, carwow connects online car buyers with dealers and OEMs and is the brand of choice for more than 12m users who want to research, configure and find their perfect new car online. Last year, £2.5bn of new cars were sold on [...]

Acquisition of Amerplast

2021-04-15T08:07:56+00:00

HMT LLP has advised Hanmere Polythene Ltd, a portfolio company of UK private equity group Chiltern Capital, on their acquisition of Finnish plastic packaging solutions provider, Amerplast. Chiltern has acquired 100% of the share capital of the business and will combine it with Hanmere Polythene and Plasmech Packaging to form an enlarged, pan-European group. Hanmere is a manufacturer of recyclable polythene packaging products which are supplied into a number of markets including food processing, agricultural and pet food [...]

Gradwell Communications acquires The Technology Group

2021-04-09T08:12:34+00:00

HMT LLP  has advised connectivity and cloud-based software provider Gradwell Communications, on their acquisition of Technology Solutions Group Limited, trading as The Technology Group. Based in Leeds, TTG was co-founded by father and son team David and Jonathan Marsden in 2011, and now serves a diversified customer base of over 890 SMEs through its provision of a comprehensive end-to-end cloud-based communications, offering across Voice over IP, video, chat and collaboration technologies via its role as strategic partner to [...]

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