Micad Systems (UK) Limited / Young Associates
Micad announces the sale of the their business in a deal backed by Young Associates and Micad Management. Cavendish Corporate Finance’s specialist Technology team advised Micad on the transaction
Micad, the leading Software as a Service (“SaaS”) property management and compliance solutions provider has completed a sale of the business, backed by specialist technology investment firm Young Associates and the Micad management team. Cavendish Corporate Finance, the UK’s leading sell-side, mid-market M&A firm advised Micad on the transaction.
Founded in 1987 by Andrew Terry, who will exit the business, Manchester based Micad is a specialist in computer aided facilities management (“CAFM”) software. The software assists in the management and maintenance of large property estates to ensure that its clients remain in compliance with legislation and regulations that are imposed on managing the built environment.
Cavendish ran a competitive process which attracted a high level of interest from a number of financial investors.
Cavendish has so far completed on the sale of five deals in 2014, including Avantia Limited, Polar Speed, Fandstan Electric Group and Barbican Dental Care. Its previous TMT deals include: Avantia, Datong plc, Redbox Recorders, Opta Sports, Primal Pictures, Lightech and Focus Solutions Group.
Andrew Terry, Founder of Micad, commented:
“Over the past 25 years or so the company has enjoyed strong growth and built up a very loyal client base of blue-chip customers. I wish management and Young Associates well as they take the company on to the next stage of its development and further success and would like to thank Cavendish Corporate Finance for doing an excellent job in facilitating the transaction.”
“The finnCap Cavendish team were exceptional from start to finish on our deal, helping us to prepare meticulously for the process, identifying a group of highly strategic buyers and negotiating a fantastic deal for our Shareholders. We would thoroughly recommend them to any owners considering an exit.”
“Thank you to John and your fantastic team at FinnCap Cavendish for your unwavering support, dedication, work ethic and belief in Xexec’s mission. John, Mike and Sam were instrumental in bringing the deal to a successful completion and provided invaluable guidance throughout the process.
We look forward to our new partnership with the Castik and Abry teams who are the ideal partners as we continue to expand our business and pursue the next phase of our strategy.”
‘The finnCapCavendish team were great to work with, they took time to listen, properly understand our objectives and tailored the process to get a fantastic result for us. They really understood the value drivers in the ICT sector and had access to all the key buyers for our business, they were able to efficiently manage the sale process maintaining the great relationship we’d built we Adept as our preferred buyer.’
“Thank you to Jon, Steph and Chirag for their tireless efforts in recent months. Jon offered invaluable leadership and strategic advice, while Chirag and Steph provided diligent and supportive guidance throughout. They also behaved throughout as one would expect friends and confidants to act, which is very helpful in a confidential situation. We were delighted with the result and very, very pleased to have had the three of them as our team.”
“Cavendish understood our ambitions from day one and went to great lengths to understand the minutiae of the business in order to effectively position the investment proposition as it evolved throughout the transaction. Cavendish were not just an advisor but a true partner to the Systal team throughout the process all the way through to completion.”
“The Cavendish team of Jon, Chris, Chirag and Soben steered the process from start to finish and were instrumental in bringing this transaction to a successful conclusion with the right partner in the form of Naviga. The sale of Miles 33 to Naviga marked a successful exit for the financial investors and provides management with a larger platform to grow the business.”
“We are delighted to have secured this transformational funding. The open market does not serve everyone and the funding enables us to provide a choice to many more sellers. We would also like to thank Jon, Ben, Steph for their efforts – they provided invaluable advice and hands-on support throughout the process, providing us with a trusted advisor that saw the transaction through to completion.”
In Thomson Reuters, we found a strategic buyer that shares our commitment to the rule of law. We have a proven track record of enabling the courts’ digital transformation of the UK. We are optimistic that with Thomson Reuters global footprint we will be able to help courts around the world to continue to operate effectively and efficiently into the future.
We’d also like to place on record a huge thank you to Jon, Sam and the Cavendish team. From identifying Pelican Capital through to providing advice and support throughout the due diligence process, Cavendish deserve a great deal of credit for delivering the fundraise in an exceptionally challenging environment.
“On behalf of the shareholders, we’d like to thank Cavendish for their advice, tireless work ethic and professionalism throughout the process. Jon, Mike and the team were instrumental in achieving a fantastic result for both the shareholders and the company, as we embark on our exciting next phase of growth with a new investor. We knew we had chosen the right partner in Cavendish and you did not let us down.”
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