Sector: IT & Business Services M&A

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 & 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.

Featured IT & Business transaction M&A

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.

Featured IT & Business transaction M&A

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.

Featured IT & Business transaction M&A

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.



Jonathan Simnett

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.

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IT & Business Services Report 1H2024

Enterprises are digitising more products, processes and services than ever before. At the same time, they are migrating them to the cloud for efficiency, scalability and corporate agility. These trends are driving growth across all segments of the IT Services sector, keeping firms with relevant expertise in hot demand.

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IT & Business Services M&A Activity Remains Robust With Third-Largest Recorded Deal Volume

The latest IT & Business Services M&A report from Hampleton Partners, the international M&A and corporate finance advisory firm for software and technology companies, reveals that 761 deals were made within the sector in 2H2023.

While falling short of the record-breaking high of 834 attained in the first half of 2023, this is the third-biggest deal volume yet seen in the sector, continuing the trend of transaction numbers within IT & Business Services being markedly higher than in the years prior to the pandemic.

“We selected Hampleton because of their strong track record, experience and breadth of relationships in information management and enterprise software – which proved highly valuable to our transaction process.”
Steffi Körner, CEO of FAST LTA
“Hampleton led a structured process and was able to execute a great deal with the optimal partner for us."
Pascal Ruß, CEO of Simi Reality Motion Systems
"Hampleton’s level of experience and, above all, profound understanding of the automotive market, led us to the best possible transaction."
Carel van Helsdingen, Founder & CEO of 2getthere
"Hampleton were creative - they didn't think in one direction, they thought about the whole ecosystem in order to find the right partner for us."
Ken Belotsky, Chairman at Bright Box
"It‘s not only about selling your company but thinking about the next strategic step. In this regard we had very strong support from Hampleton."
Gregor Walter, CEO at pixi*
“It was a pleasure working with Hampleton Partners. From beginning to end, they managed every aspect of the process and brought together the optimal transaction for all our stakeholders while remaining an independent company.”
Ilkka Starck, CEO at Profit Software
“It was incredible working with the Hampleton team while finding a 'new home' for my life’s work. After over four decades building Tonbeller AG, I was able to secure the best partner amongst many interested parties. Hampleton managed every detail of the project and led the auction resulting in signing and closing within seven months. We were very happy with the results which were beyond our highest expectations.”
Rutger Hetzler, CEO at Tonbeller AG
"Hampleton have their heart in it. They know and enjoy what they are doing, and we trusted them wholeheartedly."
Gijs Hubben, CEO at BaseCase
“The Hampleton team never let up and helped us secure the growth financing we were looking for, with an investor from the industry bringing not just money but also know how and market relevant connections. Hampleton thinks strategically, not just financially.”
Dr. Eric Lindner, CEO at FBGS
“I was very impressed with Hampleton’s understanding of the high tech industrial products FBGS produces and their global network which enabled us to find our Munich based co-investor in California.”
Stephan Beier, Senior Investment Manager at bm|t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen
“With X2 Equity we won a new investor that not only supports us financially, but also brings vast experience in entrepreneurship in scaling technology businesses, further providing us with complementary operational resources and support.”
Dr. Eric Lindner, CEO at FBGS
“Hampleton’s understanding of the IT services industry and our business, as well as their modelling strength and transaction expertise, were an important support for us while expanding our business via a number of strategic acquisitions.”
Stephen James, CEO and Founder at SAGlobal
"Hampleton helped us find a partner that definitely matches us very well, but we would not have thought of them ourselves."
Uwe Reissenweber, Founder and Managing Director at DOCUFY