Equiteq has acted as corporate finance advisor to NVM Private Equity on its investment in Leading Resolutions, an independent IT and Technology consultancy helping clients deliver large-scale transformation and technology change programs, based in the UK.
Leading Resolutions has full coverage across the technology landscape with deep expertise in advising clients on complex IT transformation and business change programs. Leading Resolutions is seen as a trusted advisor to the boards of large and mid-sized corporations with an extensive list of blue-chip clients such as Currys, The AA, Experian, and EasyJet. Leading Resolutions is led by CEO, Pete Smyth and COO, Sheila Bryant, supported by an experienced team. Over the past two years, the business has achieved an impressive 70% revenue CAGR.
To strengthen the board, NVM has appointed Geoff Neville as Chair. Geoff is a highly experienced senior executive with a career spanning 25 years across the IT services sector and has a strong track record of delivering market-leading shareholder returns.
Pete Smyth, CEO of Leading Resolutions comments: “I am hugely excited to lead this team into a new chapter of growth for Leading Resolutions. The backing of NVM allows us to give greater focus to our ongoing strategy, one that supports the needs of our customers and enhances the proposition we have to offer.”
Charlie Pidgeon, Investment Partner at NVM said: “Having tracked the business over a number of years we have seen the business develop and have witnessed first-hand the incredible growth that Pete, Sheila, and the wider team have achieved. We therefore look forward to building on the strong foundations which have been laid and we are excited to work with the team to maximize the business’s potential.”
Regarding Equiteq’s role in the transaction, Charlie Pidgeon, Investment Partner at NVM said: “The Equiteq team provided an insightful perspective on the business based on their extensive knowledge of the market. Their input was well received and will be used to help shape the value creation plan going forward. They were also a pleasure to work with.”
Jerome Glynn-Smith, Head - Europe at Equiteq added: “It has been our pleasure to advise NVM in this investment in UK technology transformation consulting and we’ll be looking forward to the next phase of value creation that Leading Resolutions and NVM will be executing on together. We see this platform as now set with the right partner to accelerate its areas of differentiation and scale within this attractive niche of advisory-led technology transformation consulting for enterprise.”