Due Diligence

Rockpool backs cloud IT infrastructure specialist ERA

2022-07-27T13:29:58+00:00

HMT LLP advised Rockpool Investments on their growth capital investment in ERA, a growing provider of cloud IT infrastructure services to the media and entertainment industries. ERA delivers cloud infrastructure-as-a-service solutions to a broad range of customers within the post-production, visual effects and broadcast media sectors. The company provides virtual workstations, storage-as-a-service, workflow applications, connectivity and cloud archiving solutions, in both private and public cloud environments. ERA’s bespoke offering allows customers to scale up their IT infrastructure to [...]

Connection Capital invests in Brompton Technology

2022-07-18T09:46:28+00:00

HMT LLP advised Connection Capital on their £5.1m growth capital investment in Brompton Technology, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of leading-edge processing products for LED video walls used in live events and virtual production for TV and film.  Established in 2011, Brompton Technology is a market leader in supplying products designed for use in the live events market. Brompton Technology’s specialist technology is used to generate seamless, high-quality images across multiple large LED panels that are used as [...]

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 [...]

Investment into Gungho Marketing

2022-06-13T19:07:59+00:00

HMT LLP provided combined buyside lead advisory and financial due diligence services to Mobeus on the £13.4m MBO of Gungho Marketing, a specialist lead generation business focused on the fast growth International RegTech and LegalTech markets. Founded in 2007, Gungho provides outsourced sales support utilising its proprietary global database, identifying corporate buyers of regulatory, compliance and legal solutions and then setting up qualified sales appointments which deliver high levels of return on investment for its clients. With bases [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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