Acquisitions

Compliancy Services’ bolt-on of Portman Compliance

2022-06-23T09:07:26+00:00

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. Founded in 2003, Compliancy Services is a market leader in its sector, providing compliance consultancy and regtech services for firms that offer regulated financial services. Compliancy addresses an attractive growing market driven by regulatory change and provides business-critical services to a broad spread of regulated [...]

EA-RS completes four bolt-on acquisitions

2022-05-09T08:08:31+00:00

HMT LLP have advised Rockpool Investments’ portfolio company, EA-RS Group (“EA-RS”) on four bolt-on acquisitions in the past 6 months. EA-RS acquired Added Security Technology (London) Limited (“AST”), UK Security Doors Limited (“UKSD”), Firesec Compliance Limited (“Firesec”) and Air Projects Limited (“AP”). Since Rockpool’s first investment into EA-RS in January 2021, the business has acquired six businesses including the four businesses noted above. EA-RS is a leading provider of fire and security systems in the UK. EA-RS installs [...]

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 [...]

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