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Series B investment in Newsflare

2022-01-20T17:06:01+00:00

HMT LLP advised Foresight Group on their series B investment in Newsflare, one of the world’s leading licensing platforms and marketplaces for user-generated video (UGV). Foresight invested £4 million into the business with an additional £1m investment from existing investor, Edge Investments. Newsflare was co-founded in 2011 by Jon Cornwell, CEO, and is headquartered in London with teams in Los Angeles and New York. Newsflare is a marketplace for the monetisation of user generated video (“UGV”) and has [...]

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 [...]

FPE Capital backs 60 Decibels

2021-12-23T09:38:50+00:00

HMT LLP advised FPE Capital on their investment in 60 Decibels, a social impact measurement company, that talks directly to customers, employees or beneficiaries about social issues in more than 50 countries on behalf of impact focused investors and enterprises. 60 Decibels sources its social impact measurement data via short phone calls through a field of over 800+ remote researchers, where recipients are asked both quantitative and qualitative questions; these conversations are then turned into end individual-level impact [...]

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 [...]

Rockpool invests in mmadigital

2021-11-15T09:51:54+00:00

HMT LLP advised Rockpool Investments on their growth capital investment in lead generation technology company mmadigital. mmadigital makes use of its proprietary lead generation platform to generate qualified leads for its base of over 70 law firm clients. mmadigital is led by its founder, Dez Derry, who has delivered a period of sustained high growth alongside his management team since launching mmadigital in 2016. Mark Cappell has joined the board as Non-Executive Chairman. Mark brings significant experience in [...]

Agathos backs management buy-out of Hunter Healthcare

2021-11-10T13:18:37+00:00

HMT LLP advised Agathos on their investment in fast-growing healthcare recruitment business Hunter Healthcare to back the management-buyout. Hunter is a London-headquartered, specialist healthcare recruitment business that places interim and permanent candidates into roles in the NHS, private healthcare and life science sectors. Hunter is known for its niche sector focus, high calibre candidates, depth of market knowledge, and the strength of its relationships with clients. Hunter has developed an exceptional position in healthcare recruitment for non-clinical roles, [...]

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 [...]

YFM backs growing planning and forecasting tech business Vuealta

2021-09-27T08:11:46+00:00

HMT LLP advised the shareholders of planning and forecasting software and services business Vuealta on their multi-million pound fundraising from YFM Equity Partners. Vuealta was founded in 2017 by seasoned entrepreneurs Ian Stone (CEO) and Adam Bimson (CCO) and delivers scenario planning and forecasting solutions for supply chain, finance and operations. The business has grown rapidly to a team of 70 staff in four countries, with offices in four countries spanning the EMEA, North America and APAC regions. [...]

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