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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 [...]

Disposal of Ceetech to RSK Group

2022-03-22T09:06:27+00:00

HMT LLP advised the shareholders of leading M&E contractor Ceetech Limited on their disposal of the business to leading environmental, engineering and technical services business, RSK Group Ltd. Based in East Anglia UK, Ceetech was established in 2001 and has built a solid reputation for delivering engineering excellence. Employing a strong team of circa 70 people, Ceetech designs, specifies, installs, and maintains infrastructure for a wide range of public and private sector clients including hospitals, education, leisure, retail, [...]

MBO of Smart Capital Technology

2022-03-17T09:30:40+00:00

HMT LLP advised the shareholders of Thames Valley based IT services provider Smart Capital Technology (“SCT”) on their sale to management. Private equity firm WestBridge invested £17m to support the MBO and Shawbrook Bank provided the debt facilities. Established in 2002 and headquartered near Reading, SCT is an innovative IT services organisation, which is 100% dedicated to the channel. SCT’s flagship Inventory-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution offers technology infrastructure support on a global basis through a comprehensive IT engineering capability [...]

Chorus Global Raises Multi-million Growth Financing Round

2022-03-02T08:42:23+00:00

HMT LLP advised award-winning Managed IT and Cyber Security Services provider Chorus Global, on their multi-million pound fundraise with growth capital provider Boost&Co. The funding package will enable the business to accelerate their investment plan and scale their differentiated managed security proposition utilising Chorus’ proprietary onshore 24x7x365 Cyber Security Operations Centre. Established in 1999 by Chief Technology Officer Mark Taylor and Chief Commercial Officer Anthony Sherry, Chorus has grown to become one of the most widely accredited and [...]

UFODRIVE raises $19 million in Series-A round

2022-02-16T12:19:00+00:00

HMT LLP advised UFODRIVE - the leading self-service electric vehicle rental company and eMobility SaaS provider in Europe on their $19million Series-A funding. UFODRIVE is the first all-digital, all-electric car rental service controlled from an app. Its advanced eMobility SaaS platform makes transitioning to electric easy for both customers and fleet providers – delivering lean operations, lower energy costs, better charging and optimal fleet utilisation using advanced AI tools. UFODRIVE’s technology delivers a two-minute ‘arrive and drive’ entirely [...]

Management buy-out of OMM

2022-01-25T14:38:09+00:00

HMT advised the management team of Thames Valley-based creative digital agency O’Neill Modern Media (“OMM”) on their MBO. The deal was funded by alternative finance specialist, Thincats. OMM are an independent creative, technology & large format digital print agency who devise digital, technology and creative strategies, to produce outstanding experiential projects (including both VR and AR content), eye-catching motion graphics and in depth, cutting edge, consultancy for its blue-chip customer base across both sport and retail. Founded in [...]

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 [...]

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