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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. [...]

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 [...]

Series A fundraising for HT Materials Science

2021-08-12T10:51:48+00:00

HMT LLP once again advised HT Materials Science, a developer of sub-micron-based heat transfer fluid technologies on their €5m Series-A funding led by Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, the strategic technology Corporate Venture arm of Saudi Aramco, the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals company and existing investor Progress Tech Transfer®. HTMS produces heat transfer additives which, when added to existing water and glycol heating and cooling systems, yield dramatic improvements in energy use or system capacity. As the [...]

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 [...]

Diamond Logistics secures growth funding from Boost & Co

2021-05-17T10:51:16+00:00

HMT LLP advised fulfilment solutions provider, Diamond Logistics, on their multi-million pound fundraise with growth capital and venture debt provider Boost & Co. The funding package will enable the business to dramatically accelerate their growth plans and invest in the continued development of their market disruptive “Despatchlab” platform. Established in 1992, Diamond Logistics provides local, national fulfilment and delivery solutions to businesses across the UK via a network of over 30 micro fulfilment centres and twenty supply partners. [...]

Series A fundraise for Piclo

2021-05-06T11:11:39+00:00

HMT LLP, led by Partner James Thomas, has again provided lead advisory services to smart energy company Piclo, as they conclude their Series A investment from a syndicate led by the Clean Growth Fund and joined by Mott McDonald Digital Ventures to bring the total investment to £4.7m. Established in 2013, Piclo is chaired by Volker Beckers the former Group CEO of RWE Npower.  At the forefront of disrupting the energy sector, Piclo leverages the latest digital technology [...]

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 [...]

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