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Oakley advises on the strategic acquisition of the Datapoint Group
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Sector:
Telecoms
Transaction Type:
Acquisition, ECM, Retained Clients
Date:
September 2013
Deal Value:
£4m

Oakley Capital Corporate Finance (“Oakley”) has advised existing client Maintel Holdings PLC (“Maintel”), the business-to-business voice, telecoms and data services company, on its strategic acquisition of the UK and Irish operations of the Datapoint group of companies (“Datapoint”) in a £3.5 million cash deal. The acquisition of Datapoint Customer Solutions Limited, Datapoint Global Services Limited and Datapoint Communications Limited was announced to the London Stock Exchange on Friday 13 September 2013.

The acquisition brings into the Maintel portfolio enhanced consulting and professional expertise in Unified Communications, with a particular strength in the Contact Centre solutions sector. Other offerings include managed services and equipment sales. The purchase is a key component of Maintel’s strategy to diversify its revenue base and significantly increase its skills and presence in new products and services.

Maintel has an excellent track record of successful acquisitions. Datapoint is the company’s third acquisition in four years, following the purchase of Redstone maintenace assets in 2010 and mobile specialist Totility in 2011. Both of these have been successfully integrated into the Maintel operation and have driven increased revenue and profits within the group.

Chris Godsmark, Joint Managing Partner of Oakley said,

“We have built a close relationship with Maintel and were delighted to have been involved in the planning and execution of this complex deal. The acquisition is expected to be earnings enhancing to Maintel for the 2014 financial year and beyond. Oakley provides both Corporate Broking and M&A services to Maintel, and this transaction underlines our leading position in UK mid market telecoms M&A.”

For more information, please contact:
Chris Godsmark, Partner
+44 207 766 6900

*Completed by Oakley Capital Corporate Finance

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