Deals in the market & Debt Advisory

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Target NameDescriptionAcquirer
Jan-20Sapphire SystemSAP and Infor consulting specialistHorizon Capital
Oct-19Alithya UKMicrosoft Dynamics integratorANS Group
Aug-19AppnovationDigital consultancyBGF
Apr-19InfinityWorksSoftware development and digital transformation specialistGCP
Mar-19InvenioSAP specialistBGF
Nov-18TESMServicenow specialistDXC Technology
Apr-18Cedar ConsultingOracle specialistAccenture
Apr-18eBECS (60% stake)Microsoft Dynamics ERP specialistDXC Technology
Mar-18Cloud Technology SolutionsGoogle cloud specialistNorthEdge Capital
Aug-17Symphony VenturesRobotic process automation consultantLivingbridge
Mar-17Focus GroupServiceNow deployment servicesAccenture
Feb-17CloudreachCloud transformation companyBlackstone
Jan-17Edenhouse SolutionsSAP specialistECI Partners

Debt Advisory

The smart use of debt can transform deals, lowering the overall cost of capital and increasing the returns for management. The landscape for debt has changed beyond recognition with the advent of debt funds, of which there are now over 100 in the UK alone.

Traditionally, debt providers have been wary of SIs and other IT services that are more project based for fairly obvious reasons. However, attitudes have changed amongst both PE and debt providers in cases where the business fundamentals are sound – for example, management strength, modest customer concentration, business growth, clear addressable market and the market position and previous behaviours of the software author itself.

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