IT Business Services & Subsectors
Hampleton‘s IT and Business Services practice is led by Axel Brill, Jonathan Simnett, Michel Annink and Miro Parizek, who bring decades of operational and transactional experience in the services sector and a worldwide network of relationships with relevant buyers.
Our partners and directors have managed successful projects in sub-sectors such as call- and service-centres, compliance testing, distribution services, hosting, IT security, managed systems, near- and off-shore development, software implementation and systems integration.
The IT and Business Services team has advised on deals in various vertical industries including automobile, banking, health care, insurance, government, manufacturing and retail, and concluded transactions with both financial and strategic acquirers such as Carlyle, EDS (now part of HPE), GLI, Horizon Capital, IAV, SAGlobal, and Via Equity Partners.
Headquarters of IT Services Targets (1H2019)
The Sale of CPU 24│7 to IAV
Hampleton Partners advised CPU 24│7, a cutting-edge provider of HPC managed services, on its acquisition by IAV, a leading engineering services firm for the automotive industry. This acquisition equips IAV with unparalleled experience in CAE and HPC applications.
CPU 24│7’s singular knowledge in the configuration, provision and maintenance of supercomputing systems gives IAV the ability to offer its automotive clients hosted HPC services, outsourcing resource-intensive CAE tasks that would otherwise be uneconomic or impossible.
The Sale of 360 Vertical Solutions to SAGlobal
Hampleton Partners advised SAGlobal on acquiring 360 Vertical Solutions, a leading provider of Dynamics 365 CRM/Sales solutions for professional services industries. The merger creates the unquestioned leader in Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions and services for professional services firms and other project-based organisations. The combined company will do business as SAGlobal, but will retain and expand key 360 Vertical Solutions products that include AEC360, Legal360, and Sync360.
The Sale of NMi to GLI
Hampleton Partners advised the UK founders of Wales-based NMi Metrology & Gaming in the sale to US-based GLI Group (GLI). NMi Metrology & Gaming is a market-leading compliance testing and auditing laboratory in the fields of gaming and IT security, whilst GLI delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and assessment services with laboratory locations on six continents.
Axel Brill is based in northern Germany and has over 25 years' experience in the software industry. Axel co-founded Hoffmann Datentechnik in the late '80s and as its CEO built it out to become Germany's leading workforce management (WFM) solution provider for the retail sector. He sold the company in 2006 to Torex PLC. After helping with the integration, Axel headed off for a three-year sailing tour of half the planet where he photographed undersea wildlife. Following this, he invested in a Danish WFM SaaS vendor and worked as a regional director for the world's leading WFM vendor, Kronos.
Jonathan has been involved in the enterprise technology business for over three decades, managing and turning around existing business and helping management and their investors in fast-growth technology segments to grow, manage change, enter markets, transfer technologies, acquire, merge and sell. He’s worked with large and public infrastructure and system integration companies including: AT&T, Avaya, BroadSoft, BT, C&W, Cisco, HP, Global Switch, GMC, Huawei, Informix, Infosys, Intel, Myriad Group, Novell, IBM, IGT, Nortel, OpenReach, Pace, TCS, and Sybase.
IT & Business Services Report 1H2019
The IT & Business Services sector remains continuously pertinent, encompassing services ranging from telecommunications, systems integration, and accounting IT services; to web design, digital marketing or security IT services. As technology such as big data analytics, cloud computing and internet of things continues to infiltrate these areas, a wave of consolidation is being driven by companies seeking to stay ahead of the curve by ensuring their connectedness and relevance.
Thinking of selling your tech business? Here are a few things you need to know
Earlier this week, Hampleton Partners director Jonathan Simnett presented a keynote address to the IT Europa Managed Services and Hosting Summit in Amsterdam. In this blogpost, he reflects on the questions and challenges of the M&A process which he touched upon during his presentation.