BIMBO of Gradwell Communications backed by Chiltern Capital

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2017-07-18T10:29:52+00:00

BIMBO of Gradwell Communications backed by Chiltern Capital HMT led by Partner Paul Read and Executive Matthew Jones undertook financial due diligence for Chiltern Capital (“Chiltern”) on their investment in Gradwell Communications (“Gradwell”) to support the buy-in management buy-out. Founded by Peter Gradwell in 1998, the Bath-based business has been [...]

MBO of Nu-Heat backed by Bestport Capital

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2017-08-11T12:59:45+00:00

MBO of Nu-Heat backed by Bestport Capital HMT led by Partner Andrew Thomson have completed a combined buyside advisory engagement comprising Financial Due Diligence and Debt Advisory for Bestport Capital (Bestport) on the MBO of underfloor heating specialist, Nu–Heat. Established in 1992, Exeter based Nu–Heat has grown to become the [...]

MBO of ProspectSoft Ltd backed by Maven

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2017-06-07T15:48:12+00:00

Maven backs MBO of ProspectSoft HMT LLP led by Partners Paul Read and Andrew Thomson undertook financial due diligence for Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”) on their £6 million investment in cloud-based technology company  ProspectSoft Ltd (“ProspectSoft”) to support the management buy-out. Founded in 2000 and based in Buckinghamshire, ProspectSoft provides [...]

MBO of Indigo Telecom backed by Maven and YFM

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

MBO of Indigo Telecom backed by Maven and YFM HMT, led by Partner Paul Read and Directors Peter Wear and Holly Bedford-Bell undertook financial due diligence for Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”) and YFM Equity Partners (“YFM”) on their £12 million investment in Indigo Telecom Group Ltd (“Indigo”) to support the [...]

MBO of 1st Option Safety Group

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

MBO of 1st Option Safety Group HMT, led by Partner Paul Read and Senior Manager Adrian Howells undertook due diligence for Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”) and Management on the MBO of 1st Option Safety Group. 1st Option Safety is the leading provider of safety advice, support, training and equipment [...]

MBO of CIPHR backed by LDC

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

HMT advises on the MBO of CIPHR backed by LDC HMT, led by Partners Andrew Thomson and Paul Read undertook financial and tax due diligence for Lloyds Development Capital (“LDC”) on their investment in HR software provider CIPHR. Established in 1992 and based in Marlow, CIPHR provides many UK small [...]

Sovereign led Management Buyout of Dalepak

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Sovereign led Management Buyout of Dalepak HMT, led by Partner Andrew Thomson, Director Peter Wear and Manager Antonia Fernandez undertook financial due diligence of Northampton-based logistics group Dalepak Ltd (“Dalepak”) in respect of the MBO funded by Sovereign Capital Partners (“Sovereign”) and Crescent Capital (“Crescent”). Founded in 1991, Dalepak delivers [...]

Management Buyout Of International Logistics Group

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Management Buyout Of International Logistics Group HMT LLP, led by Partner Mark Lucas, Associate Director Matthew Gordon-Smith and Tax Director Holly Bedford-Bell, advised the management team of International Logistics Group Limited (“ILG”) on their management buyout. The transaction was supported by equity funding from Percipient Capital with Santander providing mezzanine [...]

MBO of Oxford Computer Group Ltd

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

MBO of Oxford Computer Group Ltd HMT LLP, led by Partner Mark Lucas, Tax Director Holly Bedford-Bell and Director Peter Wear, advised on the management buy-out of UK’s leading identity management consultant Oxford Computer Group Ltd (“Oxford Computer Group”). Oxford Computer Group deliver comprehensive solutions to a variety of identity, [...]

Management Buyout of Whistl

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

Management Buyout of Whistl HMT LLP led by Partner Ian Barton, Associate Director Matthew Gordon-Smith and Senior Manager Julia Carruthers advised Dutch group PostNL B.V. on the transfer of UK subsidiary, Whistl UK Ltd and its subsidiaries (“Whistl”), to its management team. Headquartered in Marlow, Whistl (formerly TNT Post) is [...]

MBO of Oxford Cryosystems Ltd

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2017-06-06T10:54:33+00:00

MBO of Oxford Cryosystems Ltd HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read and Manager Antonia Fernandez undertook due diligence for senior debt provider Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”) on the management buy-out of Oxford Cryosystems Ltd. Oxford Cryosystems is a market-leading UK manufacturer of highly specialised scientific instruments and software. [...]

Management Buy-out of Review Display Systems Ltd

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2017-06-06T10:54:34+00:00

Management Buy-out of Review Display Systems Ltd HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read and assistant manager Viqas Chohan undertook due diligence on the management buy-out of Review Display Systems Ltd (“Review Display”) backed by Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”). Based in Kent, Review Display a company established in 1982 [...]

Management buy-out of Jellyfish Solutions Ltd

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2017-06-06T10:54:34+00:00

Management buy-out of Jellyfish Solutions Ltd HMT LLP, led by partner Andrew Thomson and director Holly Bedford, advised management on their buy-out of Hampshire-based print, marketing and digital company Jellyfish Solutions Ltd (“Jellyfish”).  Jellyfish is a young and dynamic company based in Southampton that offers a wide range of print, marketing and [...]

Management Buyout of The EPI Group

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2017-06-06T10:54:34+00:00

Management Buyout of The EPI Group HMT LLP, led by partner Ian Barton and supported by manager Julia Carruthers, advised Management and Newco funded by Palatine Private Equity (“Palatine”) and The Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”)  on the management buy-out of Surrey-based seismic consultancy firm, The EPI Group (“EPI”).  EPI is [...]

MBO of Acal Enterprise Solutions Ltd

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2017-06-06T10:54:34+00:00

MBO of Acal Enterprise Solutions Ltd HMT LLP, led by partner Ian Barton and manager Adrian Howells, advised NVM Private Equity (NVM), on the management buy-out of IT inventory management specialist Acal Enterprise Solutions Limited (AES). NVM has invested £6.4 million to support the MBO. Nottingham based AES has evolved [...]

MBO of GMG Property Services Group

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2017-06-06T10:54:35+00:00

Management Buy-Out of GMG Property Services Group HMT, led by director Paul Read, undertook financial due diligence for leading mid-market private equity firm LDC and management, on the buy-out of GMG Property Services (Holdings) Limited (“GMG”), the UK’s leading provider of software services to estate agents. LDC supported the £17.8 [...]

MBO of Virgin Wines

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2016-03-02T15:04:12+00:00

Management Buy-Out of Virgin Wines HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson and director Paul Read, undertook financial due diligence for leading private equity firm Mobeus Equity Partners (“Mobeus”), Connection Capital and management, on the buy-out of Virgin Wine Online Limited (“Virgin Wines”), the major UK wine retailer. Norwich based Virgin [...]

Disposal of Swift Worldwide Resources

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2017-06-06T10:54:35+00:00

Disposal of Swift Worldwide Resources HMT, led by partner Ian Barton, advised Swift Worldwide Resources (“Swift”), the market-leading specialist recruitment provider for the global oil & gas industry, on its sale to US private equity firm Wellspring Capital Management LLC (“Wellspring”). Swift, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is one of the [...]

MBO of Veritek Global Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:36+00:00

Management Buy-Out of Veritek Global Limited for £11m HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, director Holly Bedford and manager Matthew Gordon-Smith, advised Newco and a management team led by Jim Edgar (Group MD) and Jonathan Briant (Group FD), on the management buyout of Veritek Global Limited, an Eastbourne-based provider of [...]

MBO of Procam Television Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:36+00:00

Management Buy-Out of Procam Television Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson and director Paul Read, advised Newco and existing management on the buy-out of Procam Television Limited ("Procam"), the UK's largest broadcast hire company. Specialist private equity firm Foresight Group backed the transaction with a £1.8 million investment. Headquartered [...]

MBI of Andante Travels Limited

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2016-03-03T10:58:20+00:00

Management Buy-In of Andante Travels Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson and director Paul Read, advised Panoramic Growth Equity (“Panoramic”) and incoming CEO, Ian Finlay, on the management buy-in of market leading archaeological travel business Andante Travels Limited (“Andante”). Andante, founded in 1985 by archaeologist Dr Annabel Lawson, is [...]

MBO of Intuitive Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:36+00:00

Management Buy-Out of Intuitive Limited HMT, led by partner Ian Barton, advised the management team of Intuitive and Newco, led by Paul Nixon, on the acquisition of the company from Lowcosttravel Group Limited. NVM Private Equity supported the buyout with an investment of £7m. Intuitive, which is based in Croydon, [...]

MBI of Dinks Limited and Dinks USA Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:36+00:00

MBI of Dinks Limited and Dinks USA Limited by Bags of Potential Limited HMT, led by partner Mark Lucas and Associate Director Holly Bedford, advised an MBI team on the acquisition of Dinks Limited and Dinks USA Limited (“Dinks”). Dinks is an importer and distributor of fashionable bags to department [...]

MBI of the Inkjet and Laser Cartridge Division of Redeem Holdings Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:36+00:00

Management Buy-In of the Inkjet and Laser Cartridge Division of Redeem Holdings Limited HMT advised an MBI team on the acquisition of the inkjet and laser cartridge division of Redeem Holdings Limited. The newly created entity, called Rethink Europe Limited (“Rethink”), will be led by Managing Director Ian Austin, who [...]

MBO of Tessella Limited

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2016-03-02T15:34:03+00:00

Management Buyout of Tessella Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson and associate director Holly Bedford, advised Newco and existing management on the management buyout of Tessella Limited. Mobeus Equity Partners supported the buyout and founder Kevin Gell retains a significant minority stake plus continues to serve as a board [...]

MBO of Lymington Precision Engineers

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2017-06-06T10:54:37+00:00

Management Buyout of Lymington Precision Engineers Backed by Vine Street Capital HMT advised Vine Street Capital on their investment in the MBO of Lymington Precision Engineers (“LPE”). LPE is a manufacturer of precision machined components, fabrications, assemblies and kit sets for a variety of markets including oil and gas and [...]

MBI of Redeem Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:37+00:00

Management Buy-in of Redeem Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised a management buy-in team on the acquisition of Redeem Limited (“Redeem”). Redeem was established in 1999 and has developed into a leader in the recovery and recycling of used mobile phones, print cartridges and other electronic devices. With [...]

MBO of AS Fire & Rescue, Supply 999 and Todd Research

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2017-06-06T10:54:37+00:00

Management Buyout of AS Fire and Rescue, Supply 999 and Todd Research HMT advised Spring Ventures on their investment in the MBO of AS Fire and Rescue Equipment Limited (“ASFR”), Supply 999 Limited and Todd Research Limited (“Todd”) (together “Supply 999”).   ASFR manufactures ladders, shutters and gantries to the [...]

YFM funds back £3.5 million High Security MBI

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2016-03-02T15:21:36+00:00

YFM funds back £3.5 million High Security MBI HMT advised YFM Private Equity on the £3.5 million MBI of Deep-Secure Limited. Based in Reading, Deep-Secure’s market leading products protect against threats to security via high defence network border gateway technology, which enables customers to maintain network separation and apply content [...]

RJD Partners backs management buy-in of Dunham Leisure Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:37+00:00

RJD Partners backs management buy-in of Dunham Leisure Limited HMT advised an MBI team and RJD Partners on the management buy-in of Dunham Leisure Limited ("Dunham"), a leading holiday park business based in South East Scotland. The management team is led by Graham Hodgson as Chief Executive and Beverley Dixon [...]

Secondary buyout of Secomak Holdings Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:37+00:00

Secondary buyout of Secomak Holdings Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised the shareholders of Secomak Holdings Limited on the secondary MBO of the company, supported by asset finance from Lloyds TSB. As part of the transaction, loan notes from the original MBO of the company in 2005 were [...]

Management buy-in of Guralp Systems Limited

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2016-03-03T12:15:14+00:00

Management buy-in of Guralp Systems Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised Primary Capital and Newco on their recent £20 million buy-in of Guralp Systems Limited (“Guralp”). Guralp is the global leader in the design and manufacture of broadband seismometers and complete seismic systems. It supplies the widest range [...]

Management buyout of Westway Cooling Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:38+00:00

Management buyout of Westway Cooling Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised Maven Capital Partners and Newco on their recent buyout of Westway Cooling Limited (“Westway”). Matrix Private Equity Partners provided additional equity funding, whilst the Cooperative Bank provided term debt and banking facilities. Westway was established in 2001 [...]

Management team acquires Swindon semiconductor foundry business from MHS Electronics UK Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:38+00:00

Management team acquires Swindon semiconductor foundry business from MHS Electronics UK Limited HMT advised management on its acquisition of the semiconductor foundry business of MHS Electronics UK Limited from its joint administrators. The Swindon facility’s management team worked with JSFM Consulting Limited, a business consultancy practice of whom MHS UK [...]

Management buyout of ICA Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:38+00:00

Management buyout of ICA Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised a management buyout team, led by Simon Whapshott, on the acquisition of ICA Digital Limited, the non-trading holding company of ICA Limited ("ICA"). HMT sourced equity funding from Foresight Group, with debt provided by the Royal Bank of [...]

Management buyout of Telecom FM Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:38+00:00

MBO of TelecomFM Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised the management of TelecomFM Holdings Limited on the management buyout of TelecomFM Limited ("Telecom FM"), a subsidiary of US based Sunair Services Inc., with debt funding provided by Barclays Bank. Telecom FM is a leading UK based technology company [...]

Real Affinity Events becomes Venues Events Management

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2017-06-06T10:54:38+00:00

Real Affinity Events becomes Venues Events Management HMT, led by Andrew Thomson, advised Anita and Chris Lowe on the acquisition of the conference placement and event management business of Real Affinity Group, for an undisclosed sum.  Following the acquisition the business will trade as Venues Event Management. The business was [...]

BIMBO of Manroy Engineering Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:38+00:00

BIMBO of Manroy Engineering Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised a BIMBO team led by Glyn Bottomley on its acquisition of Manroy Engineering Limited ("Manroy") with debt funding provided by the Royal Bank of Scotland. Manroy is a provider of specialist engineering services to the defence sector.  The [...]

Management buyout of CIO Connect

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2017-06-06T10:54:38+00:00

Management buyout of CIO Connect for £3.1 million HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, were delighted to act for Royal Bank of Scotland and Shackleton Ventures in their funding of the management buyout of CIO Connect. CIO Connect is the foremost provider of comprehensive memberships specifically targeted at Chief Information [...]

‘Deal of the Year’ – Management buyout of Bodycove plc

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2017-06-06T10:54:38+00:00

'Deal of the Year' - Management buyout of Bodycove plc HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised the Management of Tristar Cars Limited ("Tristar") on the management buyout of Bodycove plc. Bodycove is a non-trading holding company of Tristar Cars Limited, the UK’s market leading executive chauffeuring business. Bodycove is [...]

MBO of Sunset Dawn Group Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:38+00:00

MBO of Sunset Dawn Group Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised the management team of Sunset Dawn Group Limited (“Sunset Dawn”) on its management buyout. Sunset Dawn was originally established as a buy and build to take advantage of a fragmented market. It acquired Apollo Medical Systems, (“AMS”) [...]

Management buyout of Bottlegreen

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2016-03-03T11:25:42+00:00

Management buyout of Bottlegreen HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, acted as reporting accountants for Piper Private Equity and HSBC in their funding of the management buyout of Woodchester Enterprises Limited trading as Bottlegreen. Mr Simon Speers, Managing Director, was appointed to allow the founders to step back from the [...]

Management buy-in of CGH Group

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2017-06-06T10:54:38+00:00

Management buy-in of CGH Group HMT advised on the European management buy-in of CGH Group. CGH is a well-established manufacturer and distributor of large above and underground fuel storage tanks, together with related equipment. CGH is the largest manufacturer of its type in Europe and has a dominant market position [...]

Management buy-in buy-out of Action Sports Media Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:40+00:00

Management buy-in buy-out of Action Sports Media Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, acted as reporting accountants for Electra Quoted Management and Clydesdale Bank plc in their funding of the BIMBO of Action Sports Media Limited and the simultaneous acquisition of Permanent Publishing UK Limited and 4130 Publishing Limited. [...]

Project Golden

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2017-06-06T10:54:40+00:00

Project Golden HMT acted as reporting accountants to the directors of Golden in the raising of £25 million of debt finance from Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander. Golden’s business was established in 1994 by brothers Robert and David Langmead and now has three production facilities and turnover in excess of £70 [...]

Acquisition of the Patisserie Valerie group of companies

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2017-06-06T10:54:40+00:00

Acquisition of the Patisserie Valerie group of companies HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, acted as reporting accountants for Risk Capital Partners on its acquisition of the Patisserie Valerie group of companies. The original Patisserie Valerie business was established in 1926, and came into the ownership of the current owners, [...]

Management buyout of Rollalong Hire Limited for £10 million

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2017-06-06T10:54:40+00:00

Management buyout of Rollalong Hire Limited for £10 million HMT acted as reporting accountants to Barclays Ventures in the management buyout of Rollalong Hire Ltd (“RHL”) for £10 million. RHL’s business was established in 1968 and now operates from eight regional hire centres across the country.  In 2001, to complement [...]

Management buyout of Fisher Outdoor Leisure plc

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2017-06-06T10:54:40+00:00

Management buyout of Fisher Outdoor Leisure plc HMT acted as reporting accountants to ISIS Equity partners and HSBC in the management buyout of Fisher Outdoor Leisure plc (“Fisher”). Fisher was established in 1934 and has grown to be a major distributor of bike components and cycling accessories. The company enjoyed [...]

Management buyout of Secomak Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:40+00:00

Management buyout of Secomak Limited HMT negotiated the management buyout of Secomak, from its parent company, Halma plc. Middlesex based Secomak was established in 1902 and since then, has become a leading name in the provision of innovative drying and shrinking solutions to the beverages and food markets. HMT acted [...]

Acquisition of Reflex Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:40+00:00

Acquisition of Reflex Limited HMT advised Mr Andy Brymer, managing director, on the acquisition of Reflex Limited, the Reading-based re-seller of audio visual equipment.  Reflex Limited was established in 1983 to exploit the opportunity for providing solutions for displaying computer generated images to end users. The business now employs 32 [...]