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22Aug
2017

Strata advises NYSE Listed Luxoft on its aquisition of DerivIT

Strata acts as exclusive financial adviser to NYSE listed Luxoft on its acquisition of derivIT, a Singapore-based financial services-focused technology consulting provider.

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3Aug
2017

Strata advises Vayant Travel Technologies on its sale to PROS Holdings (NYSE: PRO)

Strata Partners is delighted to announce that it acted as exclusive corporate finance adviser to Vayant Travel Technologies on its sale to PROS, for a consideration of US$35 million.

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24Jul
2017

Strata advises CBPE Capital LLP on the sale of YorkTest Laboratories Limited.

Strata advises CBPE Capital LLP on the sale of YorkTest Laboratories Limited

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21Mar
2017

Strata advises Inflexion on its investment in Cawood Scientific

Strata Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as exclusive corporate finance adviser to leading mid-market private equity firm Inflexion, on its investment in Cawood Scientific.

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18Jan
2017

Khurram Farooq joins as Partner to focus on digital media and marketing services

Strata Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Khurram Farooq as Partner.‎ Khurram will focus on building Strata’s presence in the digital media and marketing services sectors.

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12Jan
2017

Strata advises on the sale of US-based Xceleron Inc. to Pharmaron

Strata Partners acts as exclusive financial adviser to the principal shareholders of Xceleron Inc., the Maryland, US-based globally leading Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) specialist for life sciences, to Pharmaron, a fully integrated contract research organisation offering R&D services for the life science industry with over 4,000 employees, and operations in China, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Commercial details of the transaction are not being disclosed.

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16Nov
2016

Kiren Asad wins top national award for ICAEW’s Diploma in Corporate Finance

Strata Partners is pleased to announce that Kiren Asad has been recognised as the top-ranking student in the country undertaking the ICAEW’s Diploma in Corporate Finance.

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17Sep
2016

Strata is retained buyside adviser to NYSE listed Luxoft

Strata Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as retained corporate finance adviser to Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE:LXFT) on its acquisition of Pelagicore AB, a leader in open source software (OSS) platforms and services for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and human machine interface (HMI) development. Pelagicore AB serves a number of blue-chip corporations and enjoys industry recognition as thought leaders in the HMI space with deep expertise in open source technologies, the cross-platform user interface (UI) development framework Qt, and in IVI systems. Its product portfolio facilitates richer user experiences (UX) and user interfaces (UI) in line with the next generation of consumer electronics.

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19Jul
2016

Strata advises NYSE listed Luxoft on its aquisition of INSYS Group

We are delighted to announce the completion of Luxoft’s acquisition of INSYS Group, Inc. (“INSYS”), a Rochelle Park, New Jersey-based IT consulting provider serving a large number of blue-chip corporations (including several members of the Fortune 100), with a significant proportion of revenue being generated from the healthcare, pharmaceuticals & biotech and telecom verticals. The core service offering of INSYS includes the development of advanced predictive analytics, business intelligence & data warehousing, digital marketing, and enterprise information management systems for their clients.

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9Jun
2016

Strata advises Future Thinking on its £13million Capital Raise

Strata Partners is pleased to announce that it has acted as exclusive financial adviser to Future Thinking and its shareholders on a £13 million investment from Beechbrook Capital and Access Capital Partners.

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9Jun
2016

Strata advises Future Thinking on its aquisition of Gemseek

Strata acted as exclusive corporate finance advisor to business intelligence and analytics consultancy Future Thinking and its shareholders on the acquisition of Gemseek, for an undisclosed consideration.

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11Mar
2016

Strata advises Holvi Payment Services Oy on its sale to BBVA

Strata Partners is pleased to announce that it has acted as exclusive financial adviser to the shareholders of Holvi Payment Services Oy (“Holvi”), the Helsinki-based online-only business banking provider, on the sale of the company to Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (“BBVA”, BME:BBVA), the global banking group.

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5Nov
2015

Strata advises Inflexion on the carve-out of RSA’s Engineering Inspection & Consultancy Division

Strata Partners acted as exclusive corporate finance adviser to Ieading mid-market private equity firm Inflexion, on the carve-out of the Engineering Inspection & Consultancy division of RSA Insurance Group PLC.

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9Oct
2015

Strata advises Drivr on its Fundraising

Strata acted as exclusive financial adviser to the shareholders of Drivr (Click A Taxi ApS) on its €3 million Series A financing led by the Danish venture capital fund Vækstfonden.

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8Sep
2015

STRATA ADVISES THE SHAREHOLDERS OF LAB M HOLDINGS LIMITED ON ITS SALE TO NEOGEN CORPORATION

Strata Partners is pleased to announce that it acted as exclusive corporate finance adviser to Albion Ventures, Maven Capital Partners and the management shareholders of Lab M Holdings Limited.

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13Jul
2015

Strata acted as exclusive financial adviser to Fits.me Holdings Limited on sale to Rakuten

Strata advises the shareholders of Fits.me Holdings Limited, the UK based provider of online fit and size recommendation solutions to the fashion industry, on its sale to Rakuten, Inc. (TOKYO: 4755), a global leader in e-commerce.

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18Jun
2015

Strata advises the shareholders of ClusterSeven Limited on sale to Azini Capital Partners LLP

Strata advises the shareholders of ClusterSeven Limited, the UK based provider of governance, risk and compliance software for business critical spreadsheets, on its sale to Azini Capital Partners LLP, the UK based private equity firm.

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19May
2015

Strata was exclusive corporate finance adviser to SVA Limited on its sale to SGS

Strata Partners acted as exclusive corporate finance adviser to SVA Limited, an independent provider of advisory, testing and innovative IT services to the food and consumer products industry, on its sale to SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

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19Feb
2015

STRATA ADVISES NYSE LISTED LUXOFT ON THE ACQUISITION OF EXCELIAN

Luxoft (NYSE:LXFT US) is a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base consisting primarily of large multinational corporations.

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11Aug
2014

Strata has acted as exclusive financial adviser to the shareholders of CgMs Holdings Limited on its sale to RPS Group plc.

Strata Partners is pleased to announce that it has acted as exclusive financial adviser to the shareholders of CgMs Holdings Limited (“CgMs” or the “Company”) on its sale to RPS Group plc, an international consultancy providing advice that relates to oil and gas and natural resources and the built and natural environment.

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29May
2014

STRATA ADVISES WARBURG PINCUS ON THE ACQUISITION OF A MAJORITY STAKE IN MERCATOR FROM EMIRATES GROUP

Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, to acquire a majority stake in mercator, a leading provider of software and technology-enabled outsourcing solutions to the global aviation industry. dnata will retain a minority stake.

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14Apr
2014

STRATA ADVISES QUINTEL ON A $10 MILLION FINANCING ROUND

Strata advises Quintel on a $10 million financing round including investment from a strategic partner. Quintel, the developer of high-efficiency, high-performance multiband antenna solutions for mobile operators, today announced that it has completed a $10 million financing round. The round was led by existing investor Trillium International and was joined by a major strategic partner of Quintel’s. The investment will enable the company to scale delivery capacity to maintain its current 400% year-over-year revenue growth rate.

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11Dec
2013

STRATA ADVISES BRIDGEPOINT DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL ON ITS ACQUISITION OF QUOTIENT CLINICAL

Strata Partners advised Bridgepoint Development Capital on its acquisition of Quotient Clinical, a provider of outsourced, early stage drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry. Employing over 200 people, Quotient Clinical has developed a platform which offers an integrated approach to formulation development, “real-time” drug product manufacturing and clinical testing. Using this platform has been proven to significantly reduce the time and cost of the early stage drug development process.

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14Oct
2013

Strata advised Zebra Technologies Corp on its participation in a $25 million investment into ZBD Solutions

Strata advised Zebra Technologies Corp (NASDAQ: ZBRA, market value of c. $2.4 billion) on its participation in a $25 million investment into ZBD Solutions, the UK based provider of electronic shelf labels (“ESL”) for the retail market.

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10Jul
2013

Strata Partners announce that it acted as exclusive financial adviser to the shareholders of Melbourn Scientific Limited on its sale to Intertek Group plc

Strata Partners is pleased to announce that it has acted as exclusive financial adviser to the shareholders of Melbourn Scientific Limited (“Melbourn”) on its sale to Intertek Group plc (“Intertek”), a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.

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15Nov
2012

STRATA ADVISES NEWBURY RACECOURSE PLC ON ITS SHARE BUY-BACK

Newbury Racecourse PLC (the “Company”), exclusively advised by Strata, successfully completed a share buy-back of a 29.9 per cent. shareholding in the Company owned by Guinness Peat Group at a price of 450 pence per share.

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13Nov
2012

STRATA ADVISES TRAINLINE INVESTMENTS HOLDINGS LIMITED

Strata has advised Trainline Investments Holdings Limited (parent company of thetrainline.com), on the sale of Advanced Smartcard Technologies Limited (trading as “Ecebs”), a provider of smart card/token expertise in transport ticketing, local government and payment sectors to Bell Identification N.V. (“Bell ID”), a provider of smart token management software for use in sectors such as secure banking, national identity and public transit.

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31Jul
2012

STRATA ADVISES ALLOCATE SOFTWARE PLC ON THE ACQUISITION OF REALTIME HEALTH LTD

Strata advises Allocate Software plc (AIM: ALL), the UK AIM listed workforce optimisation software company, on the £7.2m acquisition of RealTime Health Ltd, a UK based provider of patient flow software that optimises the use of beds in hospitals, tracking a patient’s progress towards a planned discharge date.

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25Jul
2012

Strata Partners exclusively advised main market-listed technical plastics group Carclo plc

Strata Partners is pleased to announce that it has exclusively advised main market-listed technical plastics group Carclo plc (“Carclo” – LSE: CAR), in a review of strategic options for its wholly owned Conductive Inkjet Technology business (“CIT”). CIT has developed and now produces a range of novel UV curable inks, films and technologies for the direct write of conductive metals onto non-porous substrates.

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7Feb
2012

Strata advised Fits.me, on successfully securing its Series A round of financing led by Entrepreneurs Fund.

Strata advised Fits.me, the leading provider of virtual fitting rooms and associated technologies to the fashion e-commerce industry, on successfully securing its Series A round of financing led by Entrepreneurs Fund. Entrepreneurs Fund recognises that Fits.me`s solutions best address the single biggest barrier to fashion e-commerce growth: enabling customers to accurately select their size.

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19Oct
2011

Strata Partners advised Aurix on its sale to Avaya

Strata Partners has advised Aurix, a global provider of speech analytics and audio data mining technology on its sale to Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems and services.

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9Sep
2011

STRATA ADVISES WORLDONE, PROVIDER OF DATA COLLECTION SERVICES TO THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

Kennet Partners, the technology growth equity investor, has announced a $25 million investment in WorldOne, a market leader in global healthcare data collection. The financing will be used to accelerate WorldOne`s global expansion and to fund continued development of new business lines.

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15Aug
2011

STRATA ADVISES ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORP

Strata advises Zebra Technologies Corp (NASDAQ: ZBRA) on the sale of its Airport IT operations, Zebra Enterprise Solutions GmbH (known as “Proveo”), to a private company which is part of the Aviance Alliance

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12Aug
2011

STRATA ADVISES ALLOCATE SOFTWARE PLC (AIM: ALL) ON THE £7.0 MILLION ACQUISITION OF ZIRCADIAN HOLDING

Strata advises Allocate Software plc (AIM: ALL), the UK AIM listed workforce optimisation software company, on the £7.0m acquisition of Zircadian Holdings Limited (“Zircadian” or the “Company”), the UK based SaaS provider of software used to plan the rotas of junior doctors and consultants in the NHS.

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5Jul
2011

STRATA ADVISES ALLOCATE SOFTWARE PLC (AIM: ALL) ON THE ACQUISITION OF ROSTERON PTY LIMITED

Strata advises Allocate Software plc (AIM: ALL), the UK AIM listed workforce optimisation software company, on the A$3.0m (c. £2.0m) acquisition of RosterOn Pty Ltd, an Australian based provider of workforce management software with a focus on the Australian healthcare market.

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5Jul
2011

STRATA ADVISES LGC ON THE ACQUISITION OF KBIOSCIENCE

Strata Partners is pleased to announce that it advised LGC on the combination of LGC`s Genomics division with KBioscience to create a market-leading genomic services and solutions provider. The combination was enabled through the acquisition by LGC Limited (“LGC”) of KBiosciences Limited (“KBioscience”) on 1 July. The founders of KBioscience remain partners and significant shareholders in the enlarged business alongside LGC.

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7Jun
2011

STRATA PARTNERS ADVISES OXATIS ON THE ACQUISITION OF ACTINIC SOFTWARE BUSINESS

Strata Partners has advised Oxatis, the largest provider of e-commerce services to small & medium enterprises in France, Italy & Spain, on the acquisition of the brand, domain names and online customer base of Actinic Software, the UK`s leading e-commerce software provider to small & medium enterprises. This was a complex and unusual deal structure involving a multi-year agreement to incentivise Actinic to transition their customer base to Oxatis SaaS solution.

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20Jan
2011

STRATA ADVISES ON THIRD SUCCESSFUL SELL SIDE TRANSACTION SINCE SEPTEMBER

In January 2011, Strata successfully completed its third sell-side transaction in five months. For reasons of client confidentiality, full details of two of these transactions are not being disclosed, but more information can be provided on request. In September 2010, Strata advised Amadeus IT Group on the sale of its Property Management Systems division to Infor.

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10Nov
2010

STRATA PLAYS KEY ROLE IN THE EUROPEAN TECH TOUR’S INAUGURAL CLOUD & ICT 2.0 SUMMIT

The European Tech Tour Association (ETT) was launched in 1998, with the goals of promoting European entrepreneurship and providing a platform for entrepreneurs and investors to meet. Regional Tech Tours (focused on one or more countries) and Vertical Summits (European-wide, focusing on a particular industry segment) are invitation-only events organised by and for venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and selected corporate.

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19Sep
2010

STRATA PARTNERS ADVISES AMADEUS IT GROUP S.A.

Strata has advised Amadeus IT Group S.A. (“Amadeus”), the world`s leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry, on the sale of Amadeus` hotel property management systems (PMS) and restaurant point of sales (POS) division (“Amadeus PMS Division”) to SoftBrands, an affiliate of Infor Global Solutions, one of the leading providers of business software for mid-market companies.

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6May
2010

Strata advises Allocate Software plc (AIM: ALL) on the £9.0m acquisition of Dynamic Change Limited

Strata advises Allocate Software plc (AIM: ALL), the UK AIM listed workforce optimisation software company, on the £9.0m acquisition of Dynamic Change Limited, the UK-based Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) provider of regulatory compliance, corporate governance, risk and performance management for the UK healthcare market.

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16Apr
2010

Strata advises Creativity Software Limited on Growth Capital Private Placement

Strata advises Creativity Software Limited on Growth Capital Private Placement.

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9Feb
2010

Strata advises Newbury Racecourse plc (PLUS: NYR) on successful rump placing.

Strata advises Newbury Racecourse plc (PLUS: NYR) on £6.4 million fully underwritten rights issue and successful rump placing.

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30Nov
2009

Strata Partners advises Whitfield Solar Limited on a £2.7 million private placement.

Strata Partners advises Whitfield Solar Limited on a £2.7 million private placement.
The funding round was led by an undisclosed private syndicate of new investors and supported by existing investors Carbon Trust Investment Ltd, the Cascade Fund and Kilsby Ltd.

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10Jul
2009

Strata advises Veeda Clinical Research on the sale of Veeda Laboratories to ICON plc.

Strata Partners is pleased to announce the disposal of Veeda Laboratories Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Veeda Clinical Research Group to ICON plc , a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Veeda Laboratories is a specialist provider of biomarker laboratory services to global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

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10Dec
2008

Strata advises Manpower Software Plc (AIM: MNS) on the acquisition of Baum Hart & Partners.

Strata advises Manpower Software Plc (AIM: MNS), the UK AIM listed workforce optimisation software company, on the acquisition of Baum Hart & Partners, an integrated software systems, consultancy and services provider, principally to the UK National Health Service.

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12Sep
2008

STRATA ADVISES THE SHAREHOLDERS OF SIMBEC HOLDINGS LTD

Strata Partners is pleased to announce that Algorithme Pharma, based in Laval, Quebec, has acquired Simbec Research Limited, a Clinical Research Organisation (CRO). Simbec, which is based in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, will operate as Algorithme’s European facility. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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5Jun
2008

Strata advises The Capita Group Plc (LSE:CPI) on the successful £77.7 million recommended cash offer for IBS OPENSystems Plc.

Strata Partners advises Capita (LSE: CPI), the leading provider of business process outsourcing and professional support services on the successful £77.7 million recommended cash offer for IBS OPENSystems Plc (AIM: OPN). Capita, a FTSE 100 company, is quoted on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of approximately £4.0 billion.

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15May
2008

Strata Partners advises Novel Polymer Solutions Ltd (NPS) on a £5 million private placement by a syndicate led by Environmental Technologies Fund.

Strata Partners advises Novel Polymer Solutions Ltd (NPS) on a £5 million private placement by a syndicate led by Environmental Technologies Fund.

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6Mar
2008

Strata Partners advises Solarsoft Acquisition Limited on the recommended $35 million cash offer for Chelford Group Plc (AIM: CHR)

Strata Partners advises Solarsoft Acquisition Limited on the recommended $35 million cash offer for Chelford Group Plc (AIM: CHR). Solarsoft Acquisition Limited is a new company formed at the direction of Marlin Equity Partners, a US-based private equity firm.

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