Press release

Equiteq advises Access Partnership, the global leader in technology public policy advisory, on an investment from Mobeus Equity Partners

November 19, 2019

Equiteq, the leading M&A advisory firm for companies in the knowledge economy, is pleased to announce that it has advised Access Partnership, a global policy advisory firm to the technology sector headquartered in London, on its £13.1m minority investment from Mobeus Equity Partners, a leading UK-based private equity firm.

Access Partnership provides advisory services to many of the world’s largest technology companies on matters ranging from data policy to infrastructure regulation and compliance; Mobeus’s investment will enable the consultancy to expand its services both geographically and to the growing number of verticals affected by changing data rules.

Multinational firms not previously considered technology companies are increasingly affected by the scale and scope of regulatory and technology change. Access’s positioning at the heart of these complex issues coupled with its deep understanding of both policy and technical aspects of dataflows and data delivery systems has driven the company’s rapid growth, with revenues doubling over the last three years. The business manages its international service offering from offices in the US, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. This operational scope enables Access to serve its world-leading multinational client base wherever their policy needs arise.

Gregory Francis, Managing Director at Access, said, “Access is uniquely placed to capitalise on the significant market opportunity driven by regulatory and technology change. Having got to know the team at Mobeus, we are delighted to partner with them to make this happen.”

Freddie Bacon, Mobeus Investment Manager, said “We are excited to support Access as it continues its high-growth trajectory across international markets, underpinned by strong dynamics that favour the innovative solutions it offers. Access’s combination of technical skill, policy knowledge and extensive market experience sets them apart. Mobeus has built a strong relationship with the senior management in advance of this transaction and we are delighted to be partnering with Greg and his high-calibre team.”

Ed Groome, Managing Director at Equiteq, commented: “We are very pleased with the outcome for Greg and the Access Partnership team. The market opportunity is substantial and Access Partnership is well-placed to capitalise on that. With the investment from Mobeus, the team is now able to accelerate its plans; we look forward to seeing that come to fruition.”

Discussing Equiteq’s role in the transaction, Gregory Francis added: “Equiteq helped us identify the optimal transaction outcome for us, as a team. We think Mobeus suits us well, and we’re grateful to Ed Groome, Saif Shubana and David Sparrow for their support throughout the process.”

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