Acquisitions

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 [...]

Sapphire Systems acquires InCloud Solutions

2021-03-22T11:21:56+00:00

HMT LLP advised leading provider of enterprise software applications and digital operating technology Sapphire Systems on their acquisition of SAP Business ByDesign partner InCloud Solutions. InCloud Solutions is a hugely successful and well-respected SAP Business ByDesign partner and carries an impressive portfolio of SAP aligned products from which Sapphire will be able to further strengthen its Business ByDesign capabilities and benefit from a team of highly skilled employees. Sapphire will accelerate InCloud’s growth through its scale and reach, [...]

Acquisition of CCSS by EA-RS Fire Group

2021-03-08T11:07:17+00:00

HMT LLP advised Rockpool Investments’ portfolio company, EA-RS Fire Engineering (“EA-RS”) on their acquisition of Birmingham based fire and security provider, CCSS. Rockpool completed its investment into EA-RS Fire Group in January 2021 and has now completed the first bolt-on for the buy and build strategy led by the management team. Headquartered in Birmingham, CCSS is a provider of fire and security services and works with some of the UK’s leading housing associations. The acquisition of CCSS will [...]

HMT advises on Management Buyout of SM Contracts Limited

2021-02-09T21:19:20+00:00

HMT advised the shareholders of London-based smart home technology solutions provider SM Contracts Limited (“SMC”) on a partial exit of the three founders by way of MBO. The deal was funded by an 8-year term loan from funding specialist Caple International. SMC is a long established, profitable business with a prominent market position in the expanding premium in-house entertainment, lighting, security and surveillance market in the UK. The company designs, programs, installs and maintains technology in the fast-growing [...]

Sapphire Systems acquires ITOM Solution

2021-01-21T09:44:58+00:00

HMT LLP advised leading provider of enterprise software applications and digital operating technology Sapphire Systems (“Sapphire”) on their acquisition of ITOM Solution, a UK-based ServiceNow specialist partner. ITOM Solution is a fast-growth and innovative provider of IT Operations Management, AiOps, Application Performance Management, and IoT cloud services. The company is a leading partner of ServiceNow, Cisco AppDynamics and Dynatrace, working with enterprise and high-dependency digital businesses to turn digital operations into a business advantage. Backed by Horizon Capital, [...]

Whistl acquires Clientbase Fulfilment Ltd

2020-12-10T10:14:12+00:00

HMT undertook financial due diligence for Whistl on their acquisition of home shopping fulfilment services provider Clientbase Fulfilment Limited (“Clientbase”). Founded in 1999, Clientbase Fulfilment is a privately owned firm providing full e-commerce and home shopping solutions for companies, including pick & pack, 140 seat contact centre capability, warehousing, returns handling and delivery services. Based in Paignton, Devon, the company has built up an impressive customer base with well-known brands including Cisco, Dogs Trust, Madeleine, Peter Hahn, RSPCA, [...]

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