Disposal of Key2Futures to Horizon Care and Education Group

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2017-10-30T16:44:31+00:00

Disposal of Key2Futures to Horizon HMT, led by Partner Ian Barton and with tax advice from Holly Bedford-Bell have advised the shareholders of specialist care and support business Key2 Futures Ltd (“Key2”) on the disposal of the business to Horizon Care and Education Group (“Horizon”). Key2 was set up in [...]

Investment in Xupes by Downing LLP

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2017-06-06T10:54:32+00:00

Investment in Xupes by Downing LLP HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read undertook financial due diligence for Downing LLP (“Downing”) on their investment in leading retailer of pre-owned luxury goods Xupes Limited (“Xupes”). Founded in 2009 by Frank and Joseph McKenzie, Xupes has grown from its roots as a [...]

Investment in My 1st Years by Beringea

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2017-06-06T10:54:32+00:00

Beringea invests in My 1st Years HMT LLP led by Partner Andrew Thomson undertook financial due diligence for Beringea LLP (“Beringea”) and Hargreave Hale (“Hargreave”) on their £5 million growth capital investment in personalisation site for children’s products My 1st Years. My 1st Years is an ecommerce company that provides [...]

Investment in Channel Mum by NVM

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

NVM invests in Channel Mum HMT LLP led by Partner Andrew Thomson and supported by Directors Peter Wear and Holly Bedford-Bell and Senior Manager Julia Carruthers, advised Channel Mum Ltd (“Channel Mum”), the UK’s first parenting Youtube community on their recent equity fundraising with NVM Private Equity (“NVM”). Siobhan Freegard, [...]

Investment in Thread by Beringea

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

HMT advises on Beringea's investment in Thread HMT, led by Partner Andrew Thomson undertook due diligence for Beringea LLP (“Beringea”) on their investment in UK men personal styling service provider Thread Ltd (“Thread”). Founded in 2012 by entrepreneurs Kieran O’Neill, Ben Phillips and Ben Kucsan, Thread is a free online [...]

Investment in Little Black Dress

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

HMT helps online fashion retailer Little Black Dress source funding for growth following launch of exclusive Alesha Dixon range HMT, led by Partner Ian Barton arranged and advised on the development capital investment in Little Black Dress who have just launched their Spring/Summer collections including exclusive designs from Alesha Dixon. [...]

Acquisition of Aston Mead by Leaders Ltd

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

Acquisition of Aston Mead by Leaders Ltd HMT LLP led by Partner Andrew Thomson undertook financial due diligence for independent residential property group Leaders Limited (“Leaders”) on their acquisition of Home Counties estate agents Aston Mead Ltd (“Aston Mead”). Since starting as a single branch in Brighton over 30 years [...]

Investment in Watchfinder by Beringea and Piton Capital

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

Investment in Watchfinder by Beringea and Piton capital HMT LLP led by director Paul Read and manager Adrian Howells advised Beringea LLP (“Beringea”) and Piton Capital LLP (“Piton Capital”) on their £6.4 million investment in UK leading pre-owned online watch retailer Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd (“Watchfinder”). Founded in 2002, Watchfinder is the [...]

Disposal of The History Press Inc. to Arcadia Publishing

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

Disposal of The History Press Inc. to Arcadia Publishing HMT LLP, led by partners Mark Lucas and Andrew Thomson and director Holly Bedford, advised private equity backed The History Press Ltd (‘The History Press’) on the disposal of their US subsidiary The History Press Inc. to American publisher Arcadia Publishing [...]

Acquisition of Oki-Ni Limited

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

Acquisition by MenInvest SAS of Oki-Ni Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, director Paul Read and associate director Holly Bedford, advised MenInvest SAS (“MenInvest”), a French menswear-focused media, e-commerce and publishing group, on the acquisition of Okini Limited (“Oki-Ni”), a UK online retailer of premium designer menswear. Founded in [...]

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 [...]

Investment in Farfetch.com by Advent Venture Partners

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2016-02-26T15:38:17+00:00

Investment in farfetch.com by Advent Venture Partners HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised Advent Venture Partners LLP on their investment of $4.5 million in farfetch.com E-commerce Solutions Limited. Launched at the end of 2008, farfetch.com is an online fashion marketplace which aggregates stock from 44 boutiques across Europe and [...]

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, [...]

Disposal of Swindon Autos

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2016-02-26T15:45:24+00:00

Disposal of Swindon Autos HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, negotiated the disposal of Swindon Auto’s together with the project management of the process. Swindon has been trading for approximately 20 years, selling new and used cars, car parts and servicing.  The dealerships are Saab, Seat, Jaguar, Mazda and Citroen. [...]

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 [...]

Sale of Heathrow Limited for £4.6 million

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2016-02-26T13:02:25+00:00

Sale of Heathrow Limited for £4.6 million Led by partner Andrew Thomson, HMT advised Mr Brian Johnston and the other shareholders of Heathrow Limited on its sale to HR Owen plc for £4.6 million. HMT acted as lead advisers in the transaction which included detailed negotiations with HR Owen plc. [...]

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 [...]

Management buyout of Xeretec Office Systems Limited

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2016-02-26T13:53:21+00:00

Management buyout of Xeretec Office Systems Limited HMT advised Mr Mark Duffelen and Mr Alyn Jenkins on the sale of Xeretec Office Systems Limited to the MBO team for £2.5 million via Albion House Finance Limited. Xeretec sells and distributes the entire range of Xerox document production hardware and Office [...]

Acquisition of Nugent Westward Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:41+00:00

Acquisition of Nugent Westward Limited HMT acted as reporting accountants to Smile Store Limited’s acquisition of Nugent Westward Limited for an undisclosed sum. Established in 1998, Smile Store owns and operates a regional network of 55 convenience and 23 confectionery-tobacco-news stores in the South West.  Smile Store employs around 1,000 [...]

Sale of Caterham Cars Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:41+00:00

Sale of Caterham Cars Limited HMT advised the shareholders of Caterham Cars Limited ("Caterham Cars") on the sale of the company to Corven Ventures for an undisclosed sum. Established in the 1960’s, Caterham Cars manufactures and sells the Caterham Seven sports car in both kit and fully built form. There [...]