World administration consultancy Analysys Mason has accomplished a buyout from Datatec, with administration and investor Bridgepoint Improvement Capital buying the agency at an enterprise worth of £210 million.
The deal sees Analysys Mason return to independence 18 years after it was acquired by Datatec, an organization listed on the Johannesburg Inventory Trade. Then buying and selling as Analysys, the consultancy was merged with Datatec’s present telecommunications consultancy to type Analysys Mason.
Beneath the wings of Datatec, Analysys Mason has grown into one of many world’s main strategic consultancies within the telecoms, media and expertise (TMT) panorama. The specialist agency has round 400 consultants and workers in 15 nations, and generated $90 million in revenues throughout its newest monetary 12 months.
“Analysys Mason has developed considerably with Datatec’s help over the previous twenty years to change into one of many world’s main TMT administration consultancies with an enviable monitor file. We imagine that the time is correct at hand over to the brand new shareholders who can take the enterprise ahead on its subsequent progress section” mentioned Jens Montanana, the CEO of Datatec.
The sale is in step with Datatec’s strategic assessment course of (suggested on by Lazard), and creates a less complicated group with two principal companies, Logicalis (IT providers) and Westcon Worldwide (IT distribution).
Analysys Mason is now majority owned by Bridgepoint, a global different personal belongings administration group with belongings beneath administration of greater than €30 billion, with administration shareholders re-investing alongside the finance investor.
“We’re very excited to associate with Bridgepoint, a confirmed associate for skilled providers corporations trying to fulfil their ambitions and realise their full potential,” mentioned Bram Moerman, Govt Vice Chair at Analysys Mason.
Collectively, the companions intention to steer Analysys Mason by “its subsequent section of progress as an unbiased platform”, added Moerman.
The expansion agenda has three key pillars: scaling in present geographies, enlargement into new markets, and focused acquisitions (over the previous years Analysys Mason closed offers in Germany, Norway, Sweden, and america).
“The telecoms, media and expertise house continues to develop in dimension and complexity, extending the breadth of the addressable market and offering runway for continued sturdy natural progress. We’ve recognized strategic progress areas and share administration’s ambition to develop the platform each organically and inorganically,” mentioned Matt Legg, a Associate of Bridgepoint Improvement Capital.
Based in 1985, Analysys Mason serves shoppers with 4 key consulting choices: technique, transaction help, enterprise transformation and regulation & coverage. The London-headquartered consulting agency additionally has a analysis and intelligence wing.
The agency serves its international shopper base from places of work in London, Bonn, Cambridge, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Kolkata, Lund, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, New Delhi, New York, Oslo, Paris, Singapore and Stockholm.