Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT)

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 [...]

HMT advises on Management Buyout of SM Contracts Limited

2021-02-09T21:19:20+00:00

HMT advised the shareholders of London-based smart home technology solutions provider SM Contracts Limited (“SMC”) on a partial exit of the three founders by way of MBO. The deal was funded by an 8-year term loan from funding specialist Caple International. SMC is a long established, profitable business with a prominent market position in the expanding premium in-house entertainment, lighting, security and surveillance market in the UK. The company designs, programs, installs and maintains technology in the fast-growing [...]

Sapphire Systems acquires ITOM Solution

2021-01-21T09:44:58+00:00

HMT LLP advised leading provider of enterprise software applications and digital operating technology Sapphire Systems (“Sapphire”) on their acquisition of ITOM Solution, a UK-based ServiceNow specialist partner. ITOM Solution is a fast-growth and innovative provider of IT Operations Management, AiOps, Application Performance Management, and IoT cloud services. The company is a leading partner of ServiceNow, Cisco AppDynamics and Dynatrace, working with enterprise and high-dependency digital businesses to turn digital operations into a business advantage. Backed by Horizon Capital, [...]

CameraMatics secure Series A fundraise

2021-01-11T10:17:54+00:00

HMT LLP advised leading international vehicle and fleet safety solutions provider CameraMatics (‘the Company’) on their Series A fundraise from Puma Private Equity, Sure Valley Ventures and Enterprise Ireland. Founders Mervyn O’Callaghan and Simon Murray launched CameraMatics in 2016 having identified a gap in the data and solutions used by fleet managers, vehicle manufacturers and insurance companies to run fleets of any size safely and efficiently, leaving them open to a variety of risks. Within its first year of [...]

Xiatech secures growth funding from Rockpool Investments

2020-12-21T10:19:54+00:00

HMT LLP advised Rockpool Investments (“Rockpool”) on their investment in system integration and data analytics specialist Xiatech. Rockpool invest in Xiatech’s Single Data View© platform, a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that provides companies with a real-time view of customer, inventory, product, orders and sales data, as well as an enterprise-scale integration hub, analytics and powerful machine learning capabilities, all hosted in the cloud. The equity raise will enable Xiatech to deliver on its growth strategy to [...]

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