2021

Year

Sell-Side

Transaction Type

Technology

Sector

Systal Technology

Client

Inflexion

Acquirer

Systal Technology | Inflexion

Cavendish Corporate Finance, the UK’s leading mid-market M&A firm and part of the finnCap Group, has advised Systal on the sale of a minority stake to private equity firm Inflexion, a move that will help the managed network services provider continue to accelerate its international growth.

Systal was founded in 2008 and is based in Glasgow, with a presence in the US and Asia. Owner-managed since inception, Systal offers a high-quality, mission-critical managed network service from its 24/7 network operations centre, to service blue-chip multinational clients’ IT networks globally. It currently operates across the North America, EMEA and APAC regions, supporting over 1,300 locations.

The deal was led by John Farrugia, Managing Partner and Head of Technology and Chris Malcolm, Director, Technology, with support from James Baker and Paris McNicol-Outch. This transaction builds on the success of Cavendish’s TMT team which has gone from strength to strength in recent years.

John Farrugia, Managing Partner, Cavendish Corporate Finance, commented: “Working with ambitious tech companies such as Systal is central to Cavendish’s approach, and we’re delighted to help partner Systal with Inflexion as the two are aligned in both culture and vision for the future. Systal has quickly established a strong reputation for itself in the industry with a growing roster of high calibre clients across the globe.”

Chris Malcolm, Director, Technology, Cavendish Corporate Finance, commented: “We are really delighted to have advised the shareholders of Systal on this transaction. Neil, Doug, and Gary have built an amazing business and have the ambition and drive to continue growing the Systal brand. We look forward to watching their continued success.”

Key Contacts

John Farrugia

Managing Partner & Head of Technology

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Chris Malcolm

Director

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Leigh Webb

Director & Head of Private Equity Sponsor Coverage

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James Baker

Senior Associate

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Paris McNicol-Outch

Associate

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