Category: Portfolio company news

OnPoint expands portfolio with acquisition of Amerisafe Consulting and Safety Services
We are pleased to support OnPoint in its strategic acquisition of Amerisafe Group. As the premier provider of industrial plant support services in the USA, the addition of Amerisafe will further expand Onpoint’s scope of services available to its customers as well as creating opportunities for Onpoint employees.
Freeland announces strategic acquisition of Asenium
We are delighted to support Freeland’s continued growth with its acquisition of Asenium. This is Freeland’s sixth acquisition since 2020 as it continues to diversify, consolidating its market position providing a range of services to freelancers.
MML Enterprise invests in Cosegic, with Martin Smith joining as Chairperson
MML is delighted to announce its investment in leading financial services compliance business Cosegic. Founded in 2003, Cosegic is a multi-award-winning provider of regulatory compliance support to financial services businesses. It supports customers through the FCA/SEC authorisation process and provides ongoing compliance support, prudential services and training. Cosegic has a team of over 60 experts complemented by a proprietary software platform. MML’s investment will enable Cosegic’s management team, led by CEO Philip Naughton, to accelerate their organic, international and M&A growth ambitions.
Zanders continues its M&A strategy with the acquisition of RiskQuest
MML is delighted to have supported Zanders in its acquisition of RiskQuest, a leading Dutch-based risk consultancy firm. Already established as a global financial performance consultancy firm, this latest acquisition is set to further strengthen the company’s presence in the European market.
MML and founding managers sign an agreement to sell Arηs
MML is pleased to announce it has signed a Share Purchase Agreement to sell Arηs Group to global professional services leader and long-time partner Accenture.
MML has received an offer to purchase Gravotech
MML has received an offer to purchase (referred to as the "Put Option Letter") from the French company Braton Europe S.A.R.L., a wholly owned subsidiary of Brady Corporation, the parent company of the Brady Group ("Brady"), directed to all shareholders of Gravotech Holding, the parent company of the Gravotech Group (“Gravotech”).
MIcompany launches expanded footprint and service offer under new Rewire brand
European data & AI professional services leader, MIcompany has rebranded as Rewire, bringing together its expanded European footprint and services under the new name and brand. Rewire has also announced the opening of its DACH headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany, expanding its presence in the EMEA region and further strengthening its ability to help clients become AI-native organisations.
In the spotlight: MML Infrastructure Private Equity featured in Real Deals
In their latest feature, Real Deals spotlights MML Infrastructure's innovative approach to combining private equity growth with the lower risk of infrastructure investment. Co-Managing Partners Andrew Honan and Sharand Maharaj share insights into our unique strategies that are setting new standards in the industry.
Arrow rebrands as ARO
Arrow Business Communications has rebranded as ARO, bringing together its UK-wide Cloud, Collaboration and Sustainability businesses onto a shared platform designed to elevate mission critical IT provision to its 8,000 clients, comprising FTSE100 companies, the UK’s largest law firms, leading Universities, NHS trusts and Emergency Services.
Roboyo welcomes Stanley Capital Partners, investing alongside MML
We are pleased to welcome Stanley Capital Partners who are joining us as investors in Roboyo, the world’s largest specialist hyper-automation company.
MML partners with leading modular water technology provider, RSE
RSE is the UK's leading technology provider to the water industry. It specialises in the design, manufacture and maintenance of water treatment plants and its innovative modular building methodology is transforming the industry, driving better quality water for consumers alongside better environmental outcomes. We are excited to partner with Envoy Capital (“Envoy”), Iain MacGregor and RSE’s founder Allan Dallas to help continue their impressive growth journey.
MML Infrastructure Private Equity invests in Premier Modular
We are delighted to invest in Premier Modular, a leading provider of leasing and permanent modular solutions in the UK and Europe. Premier primarily serves the medium to long term needs for essential infrastructure, including education, healthcare and public infrastructure, as well as various commercial applications. The business combines its experience of delivering highly bespoke, permanent buildings with its large, premium modular fleet to offer flexible solutions that meet the needs of end users, such as students, teachers, patients, medical staff and other workers, in an effective manner.
MIcompany appoints Roger Siddle as Chairman of the Board
We are delighted to welcome Roger Siddle as Chairman of MICompany's Board. Roger’s appointment will support MIcompany to further grow and deliver on its ambition to become the preeminent go-to partner for large organisations in their transformational Data & AI journey.
MML invests in Arηs Group, a fast-growing European IT services firm
We are excited to welcome Arηs Group to the MML Partnership Capital portfolio. Founded in 2003 by Jourdan Serderidis, Pierre Noel, Jean-François Pitz, Jean-Philippe Roch and Nathalie Vandervelde, Arηs Group is a fast-growing European IT services firm that has specialised on the Benelux & European Institutions markets.
MML invests in Freeland, France’s leading service platform providing HR support to freelancers and their clients
We are excited to support Patrick, Hubert and the Freeland management team in pursuit of their aim to become the leading European freelancing platform by 2027. The business has already capitalised on the fast-growing freelancing market, becoming the market leading end-to-end platform for freelancing supply chains in France.
MML invests in Kickmaker, the leading specialised outsourced engineering and product development consultancy in France
We are delighted to welcome Kickmaker to the MML portfolio as our second Enterprise strategy investment. Founded in 2016, Kickmaker assists companies in the full end-to-end design process, helping its blue-chip and high-growth scale up customers in their product development and production by working on design strategy, creating prototypes, industrialising production, and managing the lifecycle of the product. It has deep expertise in robotics and the integration of electronic and mechatronics systems.
MML launches lower mid-market investment strategy with investment into MIcompany
MML is delighted to announce the launch of its lower mid-market Enterprise investment strategy, with this investment in MIcompany. Led by Luke Jones, this strategy will continue to promote our proven partnership investment philosophy of investing alongside exceptional management teams and helping them deliver their bold expansion plans.
LV Overseas continues its international expansion with the acquisition of UK-based Active Freight
MML is delighted to support LV Overseas in its acquisition of Active Freight, a UK-based international freight forwarding, project logistics, warehousing, customs clearance, and aircraft & ship charter business. This recent addition will help further consolidate LV Overseas’ international expansion, especially in the UK, combining its operations and activities with the previously acquired MHT.
Rouse continues its global expansion with acquisition of Valea
MML is delighted to have supported Rouse in its acquisition of Valea AB, a leading European intellectual property (“IP”) firm. The addition of Valea enhances Rouse’s capabilities in Sweden, one of the most innovative technology and Greentech regions in the world, as part of Rouse’s strategy to pursue greater integration and alignment of IP services globally. Valea comes with deep patent expertise and an enviable blue chip client base. Through the acquisition, Rouse and Valea clients will have the opportunity to access new markets and enhanced IP capabilities.
MML invests in OnPoint, a specialised provider of industrial maintenance support services
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, OnPoint specialises in industrial safety and maintenance support across the United States.
Roboyo ramps up global expansion with strategic acquisition of Procensol
MML is delighted to have supported Roboyo in its acquisition of Procensol, a global powerhouse in low-code app development. Already established as the world’s largest hyperautomation professional services company, this latest tie-up will offer Roboyo’s clients a new level of digital transformation, impact and hyperautomation opportunity going forward – opening the door to endless new possibilities.
Roboyo strengthens its offering with two strategic acquisitions
We are delighted to have supported Roboyo in further strengthening its consulting, training, Business Process Management (BPM) implementation and cybersecurity capabilities with the acquisitions of Lean Consulting and WeMake. The addition of both businesses will further consolidate Roboyo’s strategy for global growth, boosting its presence to over 500 employees at locations in 20 cities, across 13 countries.
MML invests in GPS, a global leader in the circular logistics market
Based in Bordeaux, France, Global Packaging Solutions (GPS) is a worldwide specialist in returnable packaging solutions, maintaining a network of reusable metal crates used to replace single-use wood and metal crates.
MML invests in LV Overseas, a leading French freight forwarder
Founded in 1932, LV Overseas is an international freight forwarder that has diversified from its historical French overseas focus.
Waystone exit completes delivering 11x return
MML completes the exit of one of its largest and most successful ever investments, Waystone, a global leader in fund governance and compliance services.
Western Global delivers 40% revenue growth and completes refinance to return half MML’s investment within 12 months
MML Partnership Capital Fund VII invested in Western Global – the leading global provider of environmentally friendly industrial liquid storage and dispensing solutions – in January 2021.
Brenda McLeish, CEO of Learning Curve Group, awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list
We are delighted to start the year with news of Brenda McLeish, CEO of Learning Curve Group, being awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list for her services to further education.
Arrow hits the target with Circle acquisition
Arrow Business Communications (Arrow) has successfully acquired Circle IT Limited (Circle), in its fifth acquisition of 2021.
Roboyo strengthens its US presence by joining forces with JOLT Advantage Group
We are delighted to have supported Roboyo in further consolidating its global leadership position, strengthening the group’s North American presence with the acquisition of JOLT Advantage Group.
MML invests into leading treasury and risk consulting firm Zanders to support its future growth
From its foundation in the Netherlands in 1994, Zanders has grown strongly to become the leading global independent treasury and risk consulting firm with over 200 employees across seven offices in Europe, the US and Asia.
Arrow reels in Pescado and hits the target with AIMES
Arrow Business Communications (Arrow) has successfully acquired AIMES Management Services Limited (AIMES) and Pescado Limited (Pescado), completing two acquisitions in two weeks and its fourth of the year.
MML exits Waystone in landmark transaction
MML Capital Partners (“MML”) has signed an agreement to exit its investment in Waystone to Montagu Private Equity.
Roboyo joins forces with AKOA to create the world’s largest intelligent automation professional services firm
The combination with AKOA strengthens Roboyo’s global presence, and the enlarged firm’s clients are now able to benefit from its 230 employees located in 16 cities, across 9 countries and 3 continents.
Waystone completes its ninth transaction and expands into the US, Singapore and the Middle East
We are delighted our portfolio company, Waystone, has announced the creation of a new compliance offering via the merger of four companies to create Waystone Compliance Solutions.
MML backs GDI, the French market leader in passive fire protection
MML is delighted to announce our fourth investment of 2021, backing Rodolphe Rosati, CEO and Founder of GDI, the French market leader in passive fire protection and thermal insulation.
Arrow continues expansion into Network and Security products and services with its latest acquisition of UK-tec Limited
Arrow Business Communications Limited (Arrow) has acquired UK-tec Limited (UK-tec) in its second acquisition of 2021 and fifth since MML invested in January 2020.
Waystone emerges from merger of DMS, MontLake and MDO
DMS, MontLake and MDO have come together along with previous acquisitions to form Waystone, a business uniquely designed to address the increasingly complex needs of today's governance industry.
Arrow expands its public sector IT capability with Complete Networks acquisition
Arrow Business Communications Limited (“Arrow”) has acquired Complete Networks Limited (“Complete Networks”) a leading provider of critical managed network solutions based in Castle Donington.
MML backs Western Global in £90m transaction
Investment group MML Capital has announced it has invested £40m into Western Global, the leading provider of industrial liquid storage and dispensing solutions. The deal represents the latest in a series of transactions which has seen MML successfully complete 15 transactions in the last 12 months.
MML exits Lomond
MML Capital Partners (“MML”) has successfully exited its investment in Lomond Capital (“Lomond”), bringing an end to highly successful Fund V.
MML supports DMS to complete its fifth transaction under MML’s investment
DMS Governance (“DMS”) is delighted to announce the acquisition of Azienda Financial Services (“Azienda”), a well-established and independent corporate services provider, based in Luxembourg. Azienda specialises in administering investment structures for private equity, real estate and structured finance investments.
Market leading property software provider, PIE, is acquired by Toronto-listed Dye & Durham
MML Capital Partners (“MML”) today exited its investment in Property Information Exchange (“PIE”) to Toronto Stock Exchange listed legal technology provider, Dye and Durham Limited (“D&D”). The deal marks MML’s fourth exit thus far in 2020 and delivers another strong return against a challenging economic backdrop.
MML Capital invests In Roboyo
MML Capital Partners is excited to announce its fourth deal in the last few weeks completing a significant investment into Germany’s leading robotic process automations (“RPA”) service provider, Roboyo.
MML supports Arrow to make its third acquisition in 2020
Arrow Business Communications Limited (“Arrow”) is delighted to announce the acquisition of Click Networks Limited (“Click Networks”), a Glasgow-based provider of Cloud and IT Managed Services.
MML exits Universal Plant Services
Jones Industrial Holdings, Inc. (“JIH”), the parent company of Universal Plant Services and its affiliates (“UPS” or the Company), announced today that funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, LP (“Oaktree”), a leader among global investment managers, have completed a non-controlling investment in JIH. The proceeds were used to purchase a minority investment previously held by MML Capital Partners and to provide the Company with capital for further growth. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
MML backed CSI Group bolsters its North American offering
CSI Group (www.csiltd.co.uk) has acquired APSU Inc (www.apsuinc.com), based in, Tennessee.
MML backed Arrow strengthens its cyber security capability with acquisition of Altinet
Arrow Business Communications Limited (“Arrow”) has acquired Altinet Ltd (“Altinet”), a Leeds-based provider of cyber security managed services.
MML exits Learning Curve Group, marking 2nd successful exit during March
MML Capital Partners (“MML”) has successfully exited its investment in Learning Curve Group, crystallising a strong cash return in excess of 3x.
MML portfolio company Altius is acquired by Avanade
MML Capital Partners (“MML”) has successfully exited its investment in data and AI solution provider Altius.
Spencer Ogden recruits MML for global growth
MML Capital Partners (“MML”) is pleased to announce it has made a significant investment into Spencer Ogden (https://www.spencer-ogden.com/) to support its next phase of growth.
MML Capital successfully exits international group Nactis Flavours
MML Capital has sold its 30% stake in Nactis Flavours to the European group Aromata. MML invested to support the international growth of Nactis and as a result today Nactis makes 40% of its turnover outside of France.
MML backed CSI Group acquires Data Protection Specialist Tectrade
CSI Group (www.csiltd.co.uk) has acquired Tectrade (www.tectrade.com), a leading provider of data protection solutions.
MML hits the target with Arrow investment
MML Capital Partners (“MML”) is pleased to announce that it has made a significant investment into Arrow Business Communications (“Arrow”).
MML partners with global advisory firm, StoneTurn
MML Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has made a significant minority investment in StoneTurn (www.stoneturn.com), a leading global advisory firm. The strategic partnership with MML will facilitate StoneTurn’s expansion into new geographies and practice areas, and will allow the firm to continue to attract top-tier talent and provide best-in-class services to its valued clients.
Transformation of Luneau Technology delivers MML a return of 2.1x
MML has successfully exited its investment in Luneau Technology, a global leader in ophthalmological diagnostic equipment, refractive optometry equipment and equipment for opticians. The Group directly operates in 11 countries, with partners in more than 75 countries, selling its products worldwide.
MML Capital Partners bakes in a 3x return with CH&Co Group
MML Capital Partners (“MML”) has successfully exited its investment in leading independent contract catering group CH&Co, in a transaction that sees MML achieve a 3x return.
MML backs high growth data consultancy, Altius
MML Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has made a minority investment in Altius (www.altius.co.uk) to support its continued UK growth and international expansion.
MML exits French portfolio company Tournus
MML has successfully exited its investment in Tournus, a European leader in kitchen stainless-steel equipment manufacturing for food and catering industry.
MML backed Learning Curve Group acquires private training provider Profound Group
Learning Curve Group (www.learningcurvegroup.co.uk) has acquired Profound Group, a private training provider based in the North East of England.
Instant exit for MML
MML has exited its investment in The Instant Group, a global leader in independent flexible workspace solutions, via a buyout backed by Bowmark Capital.
A very CLEAN exit for MML
MML portfolio company CLEAN Linen Services, a leading independent provider of textile rental and laundry services, has been acquired by US-based Alsco, Inc.
MML backs Gravotech, leader in marking solutions
MML has backed Gravotech, a leader in engraving, marking and cutting solutions. MML has invested as a majority partner alongside Bpifrance – a French institutional investment bank – and management. Debt is provided by a pool of senior banks and Idinvest.
MML backed CSI Group acquires Cloud Solutions Provider Niu Solutions
CSI Group (www.csiltd.co.uk) has acquired 100% of the shareholding of Niu Solutions (www.niu-solutions.com), a leading provider of agile, flexible and secure cloud solutions to regulated industries.
MML Capital Partners sells PaR Systems
MML Capital Partners (“MML”) has exited its investment in PaR Systems, Inc., (“PaR”) through a sale of the company to the Minneapolis-based Pohlad family.
MML partners with IT managed service provider CSI