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Investment into VFX Financial Plc


HMT LLP advised Nuova Capital on their investment in VFX Financial Plc. Founded in 2001, VFX Financial Plc’s mission is to provide customers with the specialist knowledge and experience needed to take advantage of today's volatile global markets. They offer a fast, secure and trustworthy service using some of the most robust technology in the industry. Along with an exceptional level of service, VFX Financial can offer a better exchange rate than most of the big banks. VFX [...]

Cambium Global Timberland Launched on AIM


HMT acted for Cambium Global Timberland Limited on its AIM flotation. Historically, timber investment has been the preserve of major institutional investors with foundations in the United States. Cambium Global Timberland Ltd was established to invest in a global diversified portfolio of forestry based properties and seeks out forests that can be managed on a sustainable basis. Launched on AIM it is the first Timberland Investment Vehicle Hedged into Sterling and designed for UK investors and raised £250 [...]

Maven Capital Partners £5.5 million Public-to-Private acquisition of Litcomp plc


HMT LLP advised Maven Capital Partners and Newco on completing the public to private purchase of LitComp Plc. Business Angel, Nigel Wray, provided additional equity funding. LitComp was founded in 1998 by Messrs Jason and Russell Smart, who together with the current Group CFO, Mr Paul Lavender, will continue to manage LitComp’s business after the transaction. LitComp commenced trading by providing medical reports to insurers and solicitors. In 2005, the business diversified into After The Event (ATE) insurance [...]

Initial Public Offering of Western & Oriental plc


HMT advised and acted as reporting accountants to specialist luxury travel group Western & Oriental plc (“Western & Oriental”) on its flotation on the AIM. Alongside the flotation the Company made two acquisitions – Ranch America and Lynton Cooper, in line with its buy and build strategy. Western & Oriental is the parent company of a specialist luxury travel group which acts as both a tour operator and travel agent through a number of high quality brands including [...]

Initial Public Offering of London Capital Group Holdings


HMT advised and acted as reporting accountants to London Capital Group (“LCG”) on its AIM flotation in December 2005. The flotation raised £15 million at a placing price of 82p, and on admission the market capitalisation at the issue price was £31.4 million. LCG is a fast growing, profitable and cash generative company based in the City of London. Since opening in 2003, the spread betting division, Capital Spreads, has grown at a significant rate expanding its product [...]

Initial Public Offering of Premier Research Group


HMT advised and acted as reporting accountants to Premier Research Group on the AIM flotation in December 2004. The flotation raised £8 million before costs at a placing price of 40p per share, and was accompanied by the raising of a £3.5 million banking facility from Lloyds TSB. This enabled Premier Research Group to repay its Acquisition Loans and strengthen its balance sheet. Premier Research Group was originally established in 2002 as a buy and build strategy, with [...]

Public to private management buyout of Donatantonio plc for £12 million


HMT advised the management team on its public to private management buyout of Donatantonio plc ("Donatantonio"), the Borehamwood based importer and distributor of premium quality Mediterranean food products. Donatantonio was established in 1902 by Luigi Donatantonio as a Mediterranean retail outlet in central London, servicing Britain’s growing Italian population. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, Donatantonio moved from retail to distribution and started to supply food manufacturers with Mediterranean ingredients. In 1997, it was listed on the London Stock [...]

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