Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT)

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sapphire Systems acquires InCloud Solutions

2021-03-22T11:21:56+00:00

HMT LLP advised leading provider of enterprise software applications and digital operating technology Sapphire Systems on their acquisition of SAP Business ByDesign partner InCloud Solutions. InCloud Solutions is a hugely successful and well-respected SAP Business ByDesign partner and carries an impressive portfolio of SAP aligned products from which Sapphire will be able to further strengthen its Business ByDesign capabilities and benefit from a team of highly skilled employees. Sapphire will accelerate InCloud’s growth through its scale and reach, [...]

MBO of Trust Systems

2021-03-17T10:01:53+00:00

HMT LLP provided combined buyside lead advisory and financial due diligence services to NVM Private Equity on the £10 million MBO of Trust Systems. Established in 2007, Trust Systems provides networking consultancy and managed services focused on helping customers optimise their technology.  Since its inception, Trust Systems has built a loyal customer base in both the retail and transport sectors, securing major contracts with many blue chip brands including Aldi, Holland & Barrett, Waterstones and National Express. The [...]

LDC invests in network performance and security specialist Phoenix Datacom

2021-03-02T14:36:20+00:00

HMT advised leading mid-market private equity investor LDC on the management buyout of data and network security specialist Phoenix Datacom. Buckinghamshire-based Phoenix Datacom provides solutions and services to improve on-premise and cloud application performance and cyber-security for major UK organisations across a range of sectors. Established in 1984, it has a list of longstanding blue-chip clients which includes leading financial institutions, network operators, media businesses, broadcasters and public sector organisations. The business plays a key role in helping [...]

Outpost VFX secures multimillion pound investment from YFM Equity Partners

2021-02-22T17:02:11+00:00

HMT LLP advised YFM Equity Partners on their investment in fast-growing film and TV visual effects company, Outpost VFX. Headquartered in Bournemouth, Outpost was founded in 2013 and has operations in Montréal and London as well as having recently opened a new studio in Los Angeles, enabling it to scale to hundreds of artists worldwide. The VFX house partners with global streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, and Apple, and with major Hollywood studios including Universal. Recent high-profile [...]

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