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Niu Solutions
Oakley advises Niu Solutions on its sale to CSI Group
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February 2018
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Oakley Advisory Limited (“Oakley”), the independent corporate finance firm offering specialist advice across the TMT sector, has advised Niu Solutions Holdings Limited (“Niu Solutions” or the “Company”) on its sale to Computer Systems Integration Group Limited (“CSI”) for an undisclosed sum.

Niu Solutions is a managed service provider focused on the finance and retail sectors. Headquartered in Bagshot and with approximately 80 employees, Niu Solutions’ services include cloud & hybrid services, desktop management, workforce mobility, voice & collaboration and security & compliance.

CSI, founded in 1983, is a managed application and security services provider offering cyber security, SAP implementation and infrastructure services. Following a buy and build strategy under Blackhawk Capital, MML Capital Partners acquired a majority stake in August 2017.

The transaction was completed on 23 February 2018 and will enable CSI to continue to execute on its strategic vision in being a leading ICT services provider. Oakley acted as sole financial advisor to the Company. The Oakley team comprised Chris Godsmark, Managing Partner, Christian Craggs, Managing Director, Zishaan Arshad, Director and Sarthak Sawlani, Analyst.

“We are looking forward to being part of the CSI group and continuing to grow Niu Solutions. The Oakley team demonstrated deep industry knowledge throughout the transaction and it has been a pleasure to work with them.”

Shaun Ledgerwood (CEO, Niu Solutions)

“We are delighted to have worked with Shaun and the Niu Solutions team on this transaction. We have every confidence the business will continue to flourish under the new management of CSI. The transaction highlights Oakley’s strong position in the IT Managed Services sector and track record of selling businesses to strategic buyers.”

Christian Craggs (Managing Director, OAL)

Oakley Advisory

Oakley is one of Europe’s leading independent corporate finance firms offering expert, specialist advice across a range of sectors including Telecoms, Technology, Online, Media, Datacentres and Hosting. We are unique in the mid-market in offering highly specialised sector insight and knowledge combined with our Equity Capital Markets capability, meaning we can provide the fullest possible suite of advice across both public and private markets.

This transaction marks the seventeenth deal we have announced or completed in the last twelve months, which includes advising Cimpress on the sale of Albumprinter to Gilde Buy Out Partners, GoDaddy on its sale of PlusServer to BC Partners, CityFibre on its acquisition of Entanet, The Unbelievable Machine Company on its sale to Basefarm and Gigaclear on its equity fundraising.

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