Investment in Trade Skills 4U by Palatine

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2017-09-04T09:53:40+00:00

Palatine invests in Trade Skills 4U HMT, led by Partner Paul Read and Manager Tom Bradbury undertook financial due diligence for Palatine Private Equity (“Palatine”) on their investment in electrical training courses firm Trade Skills 4U. Headquartered in Crawley with sites in London and Warrington, Trade Skills 4U provides a [...]

Whistl acquires e-fulfilment business Prism DM

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2017-08-10T11:26:30+00:00

Whistl acquires e-fulfilment business PrismDM HMT, led by Partners Ian Barton and Paul Read, and Senior Managers Julia Carruthers and Ravi Majithia provided buy side advisory and due diligence services to Whistl UK Ltd (“Whistl”) on their acquisition of e-fulfilment company, Prism DM. Headquartered in Marlow, Whistl are the leading [...]

Acquisition of Tru Solutions by TFM Networks

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2017-06-08T10:14:16+00:00

TFM Networks acquires Tru Solutions HMT led by Partner Paul Read advised connectivity service provider TFM Networks (‘TFM’) on their acquisition of Tru Solutions Ltd (‘Tru Solutions’) supported by Santander Corporate and Commercial (‘Santander’). Founded in 1995, TFM is a provider of voice, data and IT network connectivity services to [...]

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 [...]

Acquisition of Vee Bee Filtration by Signum Technology

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2017-08-11T15:07:06+00:00

Signum Technology acquires Vee Bee Filtration HMT LLP led by Partners Andrew Thomson and Paul Read undertook financial due diligence for private equity backed Signum Technology Group (“Signum”) on their acquisition of filtration equipment manufacturer Vee Bee Filtration Ltd (“Vee Bee”). Signum is a market leading group of specialised engineering [...]

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 Newsflare by Edge Investments

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

Investment in Newsflare by Edge Investments 5 Deals of Christmas - 3 videos uploading... HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read undertook due diligence for Edge Investments (“Edge”) on their £2.4million investment in online video news community Newsflare. Newsflare is a video marketplace platform for video creators, licensing UGC video [...]

Acquisition of PDF by The EPI Group

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

The EPI Group acquires PDF HMT's 5 Deals of Christmas - 5 oil engineers working... HMT LLP led by Partners Ian Barton and Paul Read, Director Holly Bedford-Bell and Senior Managers Julia Carruthers and Adrian Howells advised the management team of The EPI Group (“EPI”) on their acquisition of leading UK-based [...]

Investment in Dovetail Games by Alcuin

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

Investment in Dovetail Games by Alcuin HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read undertook financial due diligence for Alcuin Capital Partners (“Alcuin”) on their investment in simulation games provider Dovetail Games (“Dovetail”). Established in 2009, Dovetail Games is a market-leader in the development and publishing of simulation entertainment products. Initially [...]

Investment in Chic Retreats by Maven

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

Investment in Chic Retreats by Maven HMT LLP led by Director Peter Wear advised Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”) on their investment in technology company Chic Lifestyle Ltd, which operates under the brand Chic Retreats (“Chic”). Chic Retreats operates in the online B2B travel and tourism sector, enabling independent and boutique [...]

Investment in Contact Engine by Beringea and Amadeus Capital

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

Investment in Contact Engine by Beringea and Amadeus Capital HMT LLP led by Partner Andrew Thomson undertook due diligence for Beringea LLP (“Beringea”) and Amadeus Capital on their investment in SaaS solutions provider ContactEngine. Founded in 2009, ContactEngine is a SaaS platform that automates the conversations between corporates and their [...]

Investment in MPB by Mobeus

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

Investment in MPB by Mobeus HMT, led by Partner Paul Read and Senior Manager Adrian Howells undertook financial due diligence for Mobeus Equity Partners (“Mobeus”) on their £2.1 million investment in the UK’s largest online marketplace for photographic equipment MPB. Based in Brighton, MPB was founded by Matt Barker in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Investment in Hive Online Ltd by Encore Capital

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

Investment in Hive Online Ltd by Encore Capital HMT, led by Partner Paul Read and Manager Antonia Fernandez undertook financial and tax due diligence for Encore Capital (“Encore”) on their investment in Hive Online Ltd (“Hive”). Established in 2005, Hive is a provider of unique code on-pack printing promotional services [...]

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 [...]

Investment in Vantage Finance Ltd

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

Investment in Vantage Finance Ltd HMT, led by Partner Paul Read and Manager Antonia Fernandez, undertook financial due diligence for lower mid-market private equity firm  Chiltern Capital LLP (“Chiltern”) on their investment in Thames Valley-based Vantage Finance Ltd (“Vantage”). Established in 2004 and based in Gerrards Cross, Vantage Finance is [...]

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 [...]

Acquisition of Take 2 by Procam

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

Acquisition of Take 2 by Procam HMT LLP led by partner Paul Read and Assistant Manager Viqas Chohan undertook due diligence for private equity backed television equipment specialist  Procam Television (“Procam”) on their acquisition of leading supplier of camera equipment Take 2 Films (“Take 2”). Procam, headquartered in London with additional [...]

Acquisition of Calvert Solicitors by Pitmans LLP

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

Acquisition of Calvert Solicitors by Pitmans LLP HMT, led by Partner Andrew Thomson undertook financial due diligence for Pitmans LLP (“Pitmans”) on their acquisition of London-based law firm Calvert Solicitors LLP (Calvert). Pitmans is a leading commercial law firm providing specialist and pragmatic legal advice and services from their teams [...]

Investment in GEV Group by Maven Capital Partners

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

Investment in GEV Group by Maven Capital Partners HMT, led by Partner Paul Read and Director Holly Bedford-Bell undertook financial due diligence for Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”) on their investment in leading group in renewables sector GEV Group (“GEV”). Maven invested £5.4 million in GEV. GEV has four main divisions [...]

Investment in BEST by Percipient Capital

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

Investment in BEST by Percipient Capital HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read and Director Holly Bedford-Bell undertook due diligence for private equity firm Percipient Capital (“Percipient”) on their investment in energy saving products manufacturer British Energy Saving Technology (“BEST”). Based in Cornwall, BEST designs and manufactures energy saving products [...]

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. [...]

Investment in Virtua by Connection Capital

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

Investment in Virtua by Connection Capital HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read and Director Holly Bedford undertook due diligence on the investment in specialist telecom engineering firm Virtua UK Ltd (“Virtua”) by Connection Capital Ltd (“Connection Capital”). Based in Wiltshire, Virtua provides services from design and installation, to testing [...]

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 [...]

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 D3O by Beringea LLP

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

Investment in D3O by Beringea LLP HMT LLP led by Partner Paul Read, Senior Manager Vivienne Day and Manager Adrian Howells undertook due diligence for private equity firm Beringea LLP (“Beringea”) on their $13 million investment in developer of smart materials D3O. Based in Brighton, D3O is a ground-breaking impact [...]

Acquisition by Procam of HotCam New York

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

Acquisition by Procam of HotCam New York HMT LLP led by partner Paul Read undertook due diligence for private equity backed television equipment specialist  Procam Television (“Procam”) on their acquisition of US-based camera rental company HotCam New-York (“HotCam”). Procam, headquartered in London with additional facilities in Manchester, Scotland and Leicester, and [...]

Acquisition of True Lens Services by Procam TV

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

Acquisition of True Lens Services by Procam TV HMT LLP led by director Paul Read undertook due diligence for private equity backed television equipment specialist  Procam TV (“Procam”) on their acquisition of British broadcast and cinematic lens innovator True Lens Services Ltd (“TLS”). Procam, headquartered in London with additional facilities in [...]

Investment in The Light Cinemas Ltd by Connection Capital

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

Investment in The Light Cinemas Ltd by Connection Capital HMT LLP led by partner Andrew Thomson, director Paul Read and manager Adrian Howells advised Connection Capital LLP (“Connection”) on their investment in London based leisure and entertainment company The Light Cinemas Ltd (“Light Cinemas”). With three cinemas across the UK [...]

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 [...]

Investment in DFx Technology Limited by Percipient Capital

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

Investment in DFx Technology Limited by Percipient Capital HMT LLP, led by partner Andrew Thomson, director Paul Read and senior manager Ed Sutcliffe, advised Percipient Capital (“Percipient”) on their £1.2 million investment in DFx Technology Ltd (“DFx”). Oxfordshire-based company DFx Technology Ltd designs, develops and manufactures energy-efficient electronic solutions for the [...]

Shareholder restructuring of Orion Electrotech

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

HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, director Holly Bedford and senior manager Matthew Gordon-Smith, advised Sterling Recruitment Limited (“Orion”) on its shareholder restructuring. As part of the transaction, shareholder Keith Taylor exits the business which will continue to be led by existing shareholders Chris Benham and John Waters. Orion is [...]

Refinancing of Croft Associates

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

  Refinancing of Croft Associates HMT, led by Director Paul Read undertook financial due diligence for Santander Growth Capital on their growth funding for Croft Associates Limited ("Croft Associates"), the UK’s foremost developer of packaging, storage and transportation solutions for radioactive waste. Oxfordshire based Croft Associates was established in 1980 [...]

Investment in ISN Solutions Limited by Maven Capital Partners

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

Investment in ISN Solutions Limited by Maven Capital Partners HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson and associate director Peter Wear, advised Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK's leading private equity managers, on their £4.6 million investment in ISN Solutions Limited (“ISN”), a leading provider of global IT infrastructure [...]

Investment in Disposal Cubicle Curtains Limited by Beringea

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

Investment in Disposal Cubicle Curtains Limited by Beringea HMT, led by associate director Peter Wear, advised Beringea LLP (“Beringea”),  the growth capital investor that manages the Proven Venture Capital Trusts, on their £3 million investment in Disposable Cubicle Curtains Limited (“DCCL”), trading as All in One Medical. DCCL manufactures and [...]

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 [...]

Acquisition by Procam of Hammerhead TV

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

Acquisition by Procam of Hammerhead TV HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson and director Paul Read, undertook financial due diligence for Procam Television Limited (“Procam”), the UK's largest broadcast hire company, and Foresight Group, on the acquisition of the trade and assets  of Hammerhead Television Facilities Limited (“Hammerhead TV”), a [...]

Refinancing of Southern Communications

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

Refinancing of Southern Communications HMT, led by partners Andrew Thomson and Ian Barton, advised Southern Business Technologies Limited ("Southern Communications"), a leading independent B2B telecoms service provider, and their bankers Santander, on the growth funding of the business. Hampshire-based Southern Communications was established in 1956 and is now a leading [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Business Growth Fund Investment in Celaton Limited

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

Business Growth Fund Investment in Celaton Limited for £2.5 million HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised the Business Growth Fund plc (“BGF”) on its investment in Celaton Limited. Celaton, founded in 2004 by Andrew Anderson and Gary Grant, is a software company, headquartered in Milton Keynes, who have designed, [...]

Beringea Investment in Skills Matter Limited

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

Beringea Investment in Skills Matter Limited HMT advised Beringea LLC on their $5 million investment in Skills Matter Limited. Skills Matter Limited, based in London, was established in 2003 and has grown to become Europe’s largest provider of open source and agile training and events for the worldwide software developer [...]

Beringea Investment in InSkin Media Limited

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

Beringea Investment in InSkin Media Limited HMT advised Beringea LLC on their £2 million investment in InSkin Media Limited. InSkin Media Limited, based in London, was established in 2006 and is an interactive media delivery company managed by Hugo Drayton (CEO). InSkin Media has three internally developed products for online [...]

Acquisition by Veritek Global Limited of A&O Imaging Services (UK) Limited

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

Acquisition by Veritek Global Limited of A&O Imaging Services (UK) Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised Veritek Global Limited (“Veritek”) and Clydesdale Bank plc on the recent acquisition of A&O Imaging Services (UK) Limited (“A&O”), an independent organisation which maintains and services photo-processing equipment. Veritek was founded in [...]