Jump In secures funding

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2017-06-19T13:29:59+00:00

Jump In secures funding HMT led by Partner Andrew Thomson and Senior Manager David Copp advised indoor trampoline arena operator GoJumpin Ltd (“Jump In”) on its recent development capital funding to support its continued expansion. Founded by Vernon West and Gavin Lucas together with mumpreneur Linda Willaford-West, Jump In is [...]

Funding to Support Acquisition of Whittlebury Hall & Spa

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2017-08-11T12:44:26+00:00

Funding to Support Acquisition of Whittlebury Hall & Spa HMT's 5 Deals of Christmas - a hotel and golf resort HMT LLP advised family-owned golf resort operator Whittlebury Park on its acquisition of Whittlebury Hall & Spa for an undisclosed sum. Located in the countryside of South Northamptonshire adjacent to [...]

Jump In secures funding from Santander

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2017-08-11T12:38:32+00:00

Jump In secures funding from Santander HMT's 5 Deals of Christmas - 2 children jumping... HMT LLP advised indoor trampoline arena operator GoJumpin Ltd (“Jump In”) on their fundraising supported by Santander Growth Capital (“Santander”). Founded by dadpreneurs Vernon West and Gavin Lucas together with mumpreneur Linda Willaford-West, Jump In [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Financial Restructuring of Aldershot Town FC

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2016-03-03T10:57:54+00:00

Financial Restructuring of Aldershot Town Football Club HMT, led by partner Mark Lucas and associate director Peter Wear, advised Quantuma LLP (“Quantuma Restructuring”) on the financial restructuring of Aldershot Town Football Club (“Aldershot Town FC”). Southampton-headquartered Quantuma is a restructuring and insolvency practice providing a partner led service to businesses [...]

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 [...]

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% [...]

Hallmark Hotels acquisition of Croydon’s Aerodrome Hotel

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

Hallmark Hotels Acquisition of Croydon's Aerodrome Hotel HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, introduced the Hallmark Hotels Group (“Hallmark”), backed by Palatine Private Equity (“Palatine”), to the opportunity to acquire the Aerodrome Hotel based in Croydon, for an undisclosed sum. HMT both sourced the opportunity and advised Hallmark throughout the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Acquisition of Mango Event Management Limited

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

Acquisition of Mango Event Management Limited Sportsworld Group, the leading international event services company, has acquired the full share capital of Mango Event Management Limited ("Mango") for an undisclosed sum. The agreement will significantly enhance Sportsworld’s range of creative event experiences and enable it to establish an even stronger share [...]

‘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 [...]

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 [...]

Investment in Harmony Media Group

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

Investment in Harmony Media Group HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, acted as reporting accountants for Beringea in respect of their investment in Harmony Media Group, comprising Filmnight.com and Saffron Digital. Filmnight, an online and mobile film content provider, has been established for three years and recently launched its Saffron [...]

Acquisition of School Travel Division of Kuoni Travel Limited

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

Acquisition of School Travel Division of Kuoni Travel Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, provided the financial due diligence for STG Travel Services in their acquisition of the trade and certain assets of the specialist school travel division of Kuoni Travel Limited. Kuoni’s specialist travel division is a well [...]

Acquisition of Tropical Locations

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

Acquisition of Tropical Locations Having successfully completed the flotation of Western & Oriental plc in March 2006, HMT acted as reporting accountants on the acquisition of the trade and certain assets of Tropical Locations, a division of Bob Mortimore Travel Limited. A well established business, TL offers deluxe tailor made [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Initial Public Offering of Western & Oriental plc

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

Initial Public Offering of Western & Oriental plc HMT advised and acted as reporting accountants to specialist luxury travel group Western & Oriental plc ("Western & Oriental") on its flotation on the AIM. Alongside the flotation the Company made two acquisitions - Ranch America and Lynton Cooper, in line with [...]

Top Ten Holding Plc acquired Apollo Bingo for £11.1 million and Bravo Bingo for £1.8 million

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2016-02-26T13:08:50+00:00

Top Ten Holding Plc acquired Apollo Bingo for £11.1 million and Bravo Bingo for £1.8 million HMT advised Top Ten Holdings plc, the UK’s third largest and only listed UK bingo operator, on the acquisition of Apollo Bingo and Bravo Bingo clubs. Apollo operates 3 bingo clubs at Rhyl, Blackpool [...]

Top Ten Holdings plc acquired Westvale Leisure for a total consideration of £15.85 million

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

Top Ten Holding Plc acquired Westvale Leisure Limited for a total consideration of £15.85 million HMT advised Top Ten Holdings Plc (“Top Ten”), the UK’s third largest and only listed bingo operator, on the acquisition of Westvale Leisure Ltd (“Westvale”), which operates 13 bingo clubs in the Midlands and the [...]

Management buyout of Travel Class Group

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2016-04-12T10:17:37+00:00

Management buyout of Travel Class Group HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, were appointed to act as reporting accountants for Aberdeen Murray Johnstone Private Equity and Bank of Scotland in the management buy-out of Travel Class Group from its founding members. Travel Class is a travel company specialising in trips [...]

Sale of Keith Prowse Limited to Compass Group plc for £20 million

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2016-02-26T14:00:15+00:00

Sale of Keith Prowse Limited to Compass Group Plc for £20 million HMT advised the shareholders of Keith Prowse Limited ("Keith Prowse") on the sale to Compass Group plc for £20 million. Keith Prowse is one of the UK’s leading providers of corporate hospitality entertainment and it has exclusive contracts [...]

Acquisition of eight bingo clubs and four amusement arcades from the Mason Organisation Limited for £5.8 million

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2016-02-26T14:23:00+00:00

Acquisition by Top Ten Bingo plc of eight bingo clubs and four amusement arcades from the Mason Organisation Limited for £5.8 million. Top Ten Holdings plc (“TTH”), an AIM listed company, and third largest operator of bingo clubs in the UK, has acquired eight bingo clubs and four amusement arcades [...]

Wembley plc, the track based gaming company, has sold Keith Prowse, its corporate hospitality business, to management in a £6 million deal

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2016-02-26T14:23:33+00:00

Wembley plc, the track based gaming company, has sold Keith Prowse, its corporate hospitality business, to management in a £6 million deal The management team seized the opportunity to undertake the buyout when parent company Wembley plc announced that the Keith Prowse business was no longer core to its group. [...]