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 [...]

Connection Capital invests £4.6m of growth capital in IconX

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

Connection Capital invests £4.6m of growth capital in IconX 5 Deals of Christmas - 4 keys cutting... HMT LLP led by Directors Peter Wear and Holly Bedford-Bell, and Partner Andrew Thomson, advised the shareholders of IconX Ltd (“IconX”), an innovative British manufacturer of semi-automated key cutting machines, on their fundraising [...]

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 [...]

Disposal of Usa2Europe to Orangefield Group

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

Disposal of USA2Europe to Orangefield Group HMT LLP, led by Tax Director Holly Bedford-Bell advised global expansion experts Usa2Europe on the disposal of the business to Orangefield Group. USA2Europe is company of experts specializing in expansion support for growing US technology firms. Since their launch in 2004, USA2Europe was instrumental [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Disposal of The Green Board Game Company Ltd to Searainbow Group Ltd

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

Disposal of The Green Board Game Company Ltd to Searainbow Group Ltd HMT LLP led by Tax Director Holly Bedford advised the shareholders of High Wycombe-based The Green Board Game Company Ltd (“Green Board Game Co”) on their disposal to Searainbow Group Ltd (Searainbow). Established in 1991, Green Board Game [...]

Disposal of Friarwood Wine

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

Disposal of Friarwood Wine HMT LLP led by partner Ian Barton and tax director Holly Bedford has recently advised the shareholders of Friarwood Limited (“Friarwood”) on its business and assets disposal to a private Canadian buyer. Established in 1967 by the late Peter Bowen, Friarwood established itself at the forefront [...]

Refinancing of ICA Group

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

Refinancing of ICA Group HMT LLP, led by partner Andrew Thomson, director Holly Bedford and senior manager Matthew Gordon-Smith, advised ICA Group, a leading document management and solution provider on its refinancing and shareholder restructuring. Facilities were provided by existing debt providers, Natwest. The ICA business was established in 1993 [...]

Disposal of Foresight Partnership Ltd

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

Disposal of Foresight Partnership Ltd HMT LLP, led by partner Andrew Thomson, director Holly Bedford and senior manager Matthew Gordon-Smith, advised the shareholders of Foresight Partnership Limited, one of the leading niche governance and organisational development consultancies in healthcare in the UK, on their disposal to GE Healthcare Finnamore. The [...]

Disposal of Keltec Ltd

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

Disposal of Keltec Ltd HMT LLP, led by Tax Director Holly Bedford, advised the shareholders of Keltec Ltd (“Keltec”) on the disposal of Bracknell-based IT solutions provider, Keltec to Annodata Ltd (“Annodata”). Annodata, a leading provider of communications, managed print and data services for businesses, has acquired IT infrastructure provider, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Disposal of Unique ID

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

Disposal of Unique ID HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson and manager Matthew Gordon-Smith, advised the shareholders of Unique-ID, a specialist supplier of mobile solutions, auto-ID equipment, RFID and tracking products to the UK logistics market, on its disposal to M-Netics. Unique-ID will become a wholly owned subsidiary of M-Netics [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Acquisition of the Landscaping and Arboricultural Divisions of UPM Tillhill Limited

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2016-02-29T10:15:00+00:00

Ground Control Acquisition of Landscaping and Arboricultural Divisions of UPM Tillhill Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised Ground Control Limited, an award-winning commercial landscaping business based in Essex, on its recent acquisition of the Landscaping and Arboriculture divisions of UPM Tilhill Limited. The Landscaping and Arboricultural divisions of [...]

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 [...]

Acquisition of Reading Football Club

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

Acquisition by Thames Sports Investment of Reading Football Club HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson and associate director Holly Bedford, were delighted to advise Thames Sports Investment (“TSI”) on the acquisition of The Reading Football Club Limited (“RFC”). TSI is an investment vehicle owned by Anton Zingarevich, who obtained 51% [...]

Acquisition of Capri Foods Limited

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

Acquisition of Capri Foods Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson and associate director Holly Bedford, advised a buy-in team on the acquisition of Capri Foods Limited (“Capri”). Capri is a family owned and run business specialising in the supply of high quality Frozen Pizzas and Crusts to a wide [...]

Disposal of EcoTECH

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

Disposal of EcoTECH to Climate Energy HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised the shareholders of ecoTECH on their disposal to Climate Energy Limited, a leading carbon reduction management agent. Founded by Christine Hynes and David Alderton, Ecotech designs and builds ecoTECH ZCBS, a UK Zero Carbon off-site manufactured complete [...]

Disposal of Basildon Chemical Company Ltd

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

Disposal of Basildon Chemical Company Ltd HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised the shareholders of Basildon Chemical Company Limited on the disposal to KCC Corporation, an international chemical manufacturer based in South Korea. HMT led a competitive sales process which resulted in realising maximum value for the shareholders. Basildon [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Acquisition of Friends Reunited Group by brightsolid Limited

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2016-03-02T11:16:36+00:00

Acquisition of Friends Reunited Group by brightsolidLimited HMT provided fully integrated corporate finance, transaction support and tax advisory services to brightsolid Limited on its £25m acquisition of Friends Reunited Group from ITV plc. brightsolid is a fast growing online innovation business owned by DC Thomson, one of the largest privately owned [...]

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 [...]

Acquisition of FuturesBetting.com Limited

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2016-03-03T12:08:28+00:00

Acquisition of FuturesBetting.com Limited HMT advised London Capital Group Holdings plc (“LCG”), an online financial spread betting and trading company, on the acquisition of FuturesBetting.com Limited (“FBC”) for up to £400,000. FBC is a Gibraltar-based financial spread betting business which provides experienced traders with a professional trading platform that offers [...]

Disposal of ICAM Limited

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2016-02-26T15:51:46+00:00

Disposal of ICAM Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised the shareholders of ICAM Limited ("ICAM") on its disposal to VSK Group, a Belgian based provider of sophisticated electronic security systems. ICAM was founded in 1987 by Managing Director and majority shareholder, Alasdair Williamson. Through continual investment in research [...]

‘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 [...]

Shareholder restructuring of Unique ID Limited

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

Shareholder restructuring of Unique ID Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, acted as lead advisors on behalf of the shareholders of Unique ID Limited (“Unique ID”) in its shareholder restructuring. Unique ID was established in 1997 as a value added reseller of auto ID hardware, consumables and associated support [...]

Disposal of Donatanonio Limited

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

Disposal of Donatanonio Limited Led by partner Andrew Thomson, HMT advised the Shareholders of Donatantonio Limited (“Donatantonio”), an ongoing client of HMT, on its disposal to a BIMBO team led by Steve Asplen. The transaction was funded by Beringea who also introduced Steve to the management team. Donatantonio was established [...]

Fundraising for the Carno 2 Project

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2016-02-26T15:40:32+00:00

Fundraising for the Carno 2 Project HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised the shareholders of Amegni Limited in respect of the fundraising for the Carno 2 project. Consisting of 12 wind turbines with a total capacity of 15.6MW, the wind farm is expected to become operational in December 2008. [...]

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”) [...]

Acquisition of PRA Destination Management Inc and Patti Roscoe and Associates Inc by Allied Europe Limited

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

Acquisition of PRA Destination Management Inc and Patti Roscoe and Associates Inc by Allied Europe Limited HMT were delighted to act as lead advisors and reporting accountants for Bank of Scotland plc and Allied Europe Limited (“Allied”) in Allied’s acquisition of San Diego based  PRA Destination Management Inc (“HQ”) and [...]

Acquisition of Richfield Graphics Limited

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

Acquisition of Richfield Graphics Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, provided the financial due diligence for Nigel Elkes in his acquisition of the print management company Richfield Graphics Limited. Originally established in 1981 by Gerald Beasley, Richfield Graphics Limited is an established print management company best known for its [...]

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 [...]

Acquisition of Healthcare Software Systems Limited

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

Acquisition of Healthcare Software Systems Limited HMT acted as reporting accountants for Sunset Dawn Limited on its acquisition of Healthcare Software Systems Limited. HSS was established in 1987 and is now a leading provider of radiology information management solutions in the healthcare industry.  This has been brought about by the [...]

Acquisitions of Amwell Systems Ltd and Bushboard Washroom Systems Ltd by R S Capital Growth Ltd

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

Acquisitions of Amwell Systems Ltd and Bushboard Washroom Systems Ltd by R S Capital Growth Ltd Led by partner Andrew Thomson, HMT acted as reporting accountants for the acquisitions of Amwell Systems Limited (“Amwell”) and Bushboard Washroom Systems Limited (“Bushboard”) by RS Building Products (“RSB”). Martin Rees and Jon Sherry [...]

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, [...]