LAVA Advisory Partners have again demonstrated their specialist technical expertise by supporting the shareholders, including YFM Equity Partners, on the sale of Intelligent Office, a market leader in the provision of outsourced support solutions to the professional services sector.
Since backing Intelligent Office in 2014, YFM Equity Partners had seen the business broaden its product offering, and more than double its revenue and profits. It was now looking to make a strong return for its investors through its sale to global business support firm Williams Lea.
The work we did for the shareholders demonstrates the variety of technical skills we have at our disposal to influence the successful outcome of a transaction and drive value in different aspects of the deal.
Rob Telkman Associate Director, LAVA Advisory Partners
The LAVA team’s specialist skillset and sharp focus on value preservation underpinned the work we did supporting the negotiations of the enterprise to equity value bridge, including analysis of target working capital and other items that impacted the cash proceeds for the sellers. In addition, we also provided support to the shareholders and their legal advisors on the completion funds flow and purchase price mechanics in the SPA, ensuring smooth completion of the deal.
The expert technical advice that LAVA provided us with during the sale of Intelligent Office, meant we got hands on support in some of the more complex areas of the deal that had a real commercial impact on the value we obtained from the transaction.
Giles Whitman CFO, Intelligent Office
LAVA Advisory Partners continues to focus on what our clients really want to achieve, starting each project with a clean sheet of paper and ensuring we focus on their requirements. With a diverse skill set, instead of focusing on the headline sales price we were able to provide technical support for discrete elements of this transaction in areas that were core to realising value for the shareholders.