Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT)

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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