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 [...]

MBO of Clamason supported by Connection Capital

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2017-08-11T12:48:40+00:00

MBO of Clamason supported by Connection Capital HMT LLP advised on the management buy-out of Clamason Industries Limited (“Clamason”) supported by Connection Capital (“Connection”) and Santander. Clamason is Europe’s leading manufacturer of precision pressings and stampings.  With facilities both in the UK and Slovakia, Clamason is a multi-award winning market [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Acquisition of Millbrook Proving Ground

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

Acquisition by Rutland Partners LLP of Millbrook Proving Ground Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson and executive Julia Carruthers, advised specialist turnaround and restructuring investor Rutland Partners LLP (“Rutland”) on the acquisition of Millbrook Proving Ground Limited (“Millbrook”), one of Europe’s leading test and engineering solution providers, from US [...]

Disposal of Elmelin Limited

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2014-02-06T14:31:49+00:00

Disposal of Elmelin Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson and manager Matthew Gordon-Smith, advised sole shareholder Stephen Weiss on the disposal of Elmelin, a London-based manufacturer of industrial electrical and heat insulation products, for £4.2 million. The acquisition was led by new Managing Director Rudi Raber, who has been [...]

Tendeka Sells Industrial Monitoring Business Of Sensornet LTD To Nova Metrix LLC

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

Tendeka Sells Industrial Monitoring Business of Sensornet LTD to Nova Metrix LLC HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised the Tendeka Board on the disposal of the industrial monitoring business of its London-based fibre optic monitoring subsidiary, Sensornet Ltd, to the Nova Metrix LLC, a company that serves the global [...]

Imperial Innovations Group PLC Invests in Stanmore Implants

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

Imperial Innovations Group PLC Invests in Stanmore Implants HMT advised Imperial Innovations, the UK's leading technology commercialisation and investment company, on its £4 million investment in Stanmore Implants. Stanmore Implants is a specialist in the design and manufacture of patient specific implants for complex orthopaedic reconstructions. Stamnore currently focuses on [...]

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 [...]

Gooch & Housego Plc acquisition of Crystal Technology

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2016-02-26T12:44:47+00:00

Gooch & Housego Plc acquisition of Crystal Technology, LLC HMT provided both corporate finance and due diligence services to Gooch & Housego PLC on its acquisition of Crystal Technology LLC, a Californian based manufacturer of acousto-optic, electro-optic and fibre optic components and systems, and oxide single crystal materials for optical [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gooch & Housego Plc acquisition of EM4, Inc

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2016-02-26T16:26:10+00:00

Gooch & Housego Plc acquisition of EM4, Inc HMT provided both corporate finance and due diligence services to Gooch & Housego PLC (“G&H”) on their proposed acquisition of EM4, Inc, a US manufacturer of fibre optics. The transaction will be funded by a placing of shares to raise approximately £10.6 [...]

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 [...]

Plus Semi completes acquisition of X-FAB UK

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

Plus Semi completes acquisition of X-FAB UK HMT advised Swindon-based Plus Semi on the acquisition of Plymouth based X-FAB UK from its German parent company. Following completion of the acquisition, the two semiconductor manufacturing sites have been integrated into Plymouth and the business will operate as Plessey Semiconductors Limited. Plessey [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Acquisition of Zarlink Limited

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2016-02-26T15:24:58+00:00

Acquisition of Zarlink Limited HMT acted for MHS Industries in its acquisition of the analogue semiconductor business of Zarlink. MHS Industries is high technology group based in France, specialising in the design and manufacture of high reliability and high quality silicon wafers which are supplied to markets including space, avionics [...]

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. [...]

Acquisition of PDQ Engineering

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

Acquisition of PDQ Engineering HMT advised Ashby Precision Engineering Drayton Limited on its acquisition of the trade and assets of PDQ Engineering. Ashby is a well established precision engineering business, producing high quality products for a predominantly blue chip customer base. It is run by Robin Ashby, who has been [...]

Acquisition of Brandenburg

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2016-02-26T15:49:42+00:00

Acquisition of Brandenburg HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, acted as reporting accountants for Royal Bank of Scotland, Pi Capital and Applied Kilovolts in AK’s acquisition of Brandenburg. AK has been managed by Kevin Wheelhouse since he led an MBI in 2003 supported by Royal Bank of Scotland and the [...]

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 [...]

Cambium Global Timberland Launched on AIM

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

Cambium Global Timberland Launched on AIM HMT acted for Cambium Global Timberland Limited on its AIM flotation. Historically, timber investment has been the preserve of major institutional investors with foundations in the United States. Cambium Global Timberland Ltd was established to invest in a global diversified portfolio of forestry based [...]

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 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 [...]

Plastics Capital acquired Bell Plastics, Sanatech BNL and Trimplex

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2016-03-03T11:05:38+00:00

Plastics Capital acquired Bell Plastics, Sanatech BNL and Trimplex HMT provided transaction support services for the Directors of Plastics Capital, Octopus Asset Management and Investec Growth & Acquisition finance. Plastics Capital was set up to build a group of niche plastics manufacturing companies, each with a strong market position and [...]

Acquisition of Sea Bunkering Holding Limited

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

Acquisition of Sea Bunkering Holding Limited HMT advised the management of Sea Bunkering Holding Limited on the acquisition of SBH for an undisclosed sum. SBH comprises four trading companies which supply oil based products and fuels mainly to the shipping and hauler industries throughout the UK and Europe.  SBH has [...]

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 [...]

Management buyout of Goodfellow Cambridge Limited

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

Management buyout of Goodfellow Cambridge Limited HMT acted as reporting accountants to HBOS in the management buyout of Goodfellow Cambridge Ltd for £9.3 million. Goodfellow, established in 1946, supplies metals, polymers, ceramics and other materials to meet the research, development and specialist production requirements of scientific institutions and industry worldwide. [...]

The institutional purchase of S&P Coil Products for £2.9 million

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

The institutional purchase of S&P Coil Products for £2.9 million HMT advised NVM and Newco on the institutional purchase of S&P Coil Products for £2.9 million. S&P Coil Products was established in 1979 and since then has become the market leader in the design, manufacture and sale of heating and [...]

Management buyout of PGS Tigress (UK) Limited

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

Management buyout of PGS Tigress (UK) Limited HMT advised the MBO team on the purchase of the entire share capital of PGS Tigress (UK) Limited via Tigress Geosciences Limited.  PGS Tigress is part of the large Petroleum Geo Services Norwegian Group.  PGS Tigress specialises in the development and marketing of [...]

Management buyout of Coastal Windows

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

Management buyout of Coastal Windows HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, were appointed by Peter Anderson at Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance to perform the financial due diligence for the management buyout of Coastal Windows, a division of the Heywood Williams Group. Originally established in 1971, Coastal Windows manufactures aluminium doors [...]

Management buyout of Quantum Production Limited

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

Management buyout of Quantum Production Limited HMT advised the management team in its management buyout of Quantum Production Limited, the Oxfordshire based manufacturer and supplier of specialist electronic instrumentation to the cryogenic market and temperature measurement devices for the transport industry. Quantum was established in 1981 by Mr and Mrs [...]

Management buyout of RBF Group

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2016-02-26T14:26:24+00:00

Management buyout RBF Group HMT advised the management team in its buyout of RBF Group, the Southend on Sea based manufacturer of healthcare products and heatshields, having been recommended to management by Northern Venture Managers.  RBF Group has premises in Southend on Sea, Salford and Cambridge. The business operates in [...]