Analysys Mason to partner with Bridgepoint Development Capital
30 June 2022
LONDON, UK, 30 June 2022 | Analysys Mason, a world-leading management consultancy focused on telecoms, media and technology (TMT), today announced its partnership with Bridgepoint Development Capital (BDC), a fund that focuses on investing in growth businesses. Management shareholders are re-investing alongside BDC in acquiring the business from Datatec, a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Analysys Mason brings together commercial and technical expertise across four key consulting practices, including strategy, transaction support, business transformation and regulation and policy. Analysys Mason’s domain expertise and thought leadership is further underpinned by its globally respected research and data capabilities, which form an essential resource for strategic planning, investment, and benchmarking.
The business has more than doubled its revenue in the last 4 years, driven by strong organic growth and several successful acquisitions in Germany, Norway, Sweden and the USA. The TMT space continues to grow in size and complexity, extending the breadth of the addressable market and providing a runway for continued strong organic growth. Management has also identified several strategic growth areas and further acquisition candidates.
BDC is well-placed to support Analysys Mason through its next phase of growth as an independent platform by providing access to its global network of professionals, capital support for further M&A, and sector insights from having previously invested in other professional services firms.
“We are very excited to partner with BDC, a proven partner for professional services firms looking to fulfil their ambitions and realise their full potential” says Bram Moerman, Executive Vice Chair, Analysys Mason. “We are very thankful for the support and guidance provided by Datatec to help us to grow to nearly USD100 million in revenue over the last few years.”
“We’re delighted to partner with Analysys Mason and support its development as an independent platform. The business is the go-to consultancy for complex technical and regulatory TMT matters, and we share management’s ambition to grow the platform both organically through attracting talent and scaling in strategic geographies, as well as through further targeted acquisitions” said Matt Legg, Partner of Bridgepoint Development Capital.
“Analysys Mason has developed significantly with Datatec’s support over the past 20 years to become one of the world’s leading TMT management consultancies with an enviable track record. We believe that the time is right to hand over to Bridgepoint Development Capital who are the ideal partners to take the business forward on its next growth phase” commented Jens Montanana, Datatec CEO.
The transaction remains subject to customary regulatory approvals and approval by Datatec shareholders.
Analysys Mason has its head office in London, and offices in Bonn, Cambridge, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Kolkata, Lund, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, New Delhi, New York, Oslo, Paris, Singapore and Stockholm.
About Analysys Mason (www.analysysmason.com)
Analysys Mason is the world’s leading management consultancy focused on TMT, a critical enabler of economic, environmental and social transformation.
We bring together unparalleled commercial and technical understanding to deliver bespoke consultancy on strategy, transaction support, transformation, regulation and policy, further strengthened by globally respected research.
Our clients value our advice which combines deep domain knowledge with global reach and local insight into markets to help them achieve meaningful business results.
We are committed to our clients, employees and communities – contributing to a world where technology delivers for all.
Media contact: Natalie Smith, Press Office, Analysys Mason, Tel: +44 20 7395 9000, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Bridgepoint Development Capital
Bridgepoint Development Capital (‘BDC’) invests in midcap companies in the UK, France and the Nordic region. It is part of Bridgepoint, the international alternative private assets management group, whose AUM exceeds €33 billion.
BDC invests in and works actively to develop successful businesses undertaking growth and expansion, with enterprise values typically up to £250 million. It is currently investing its fourth fund, the £1.5 billion Bridgepoint Development Capital IV.
Bridgepoint has offices in Europe (Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Luxemburg, Madrid, Paris, and Stockholm), the USA (New York and San Francisco), and China (Shanghai).
For further information see www.bridgepoint.eu.
Media contact: James Murray Tel: +44 207 034 3500 / Media@bridgepoint.eu