CASE STUDY

Centrix

Sector:
Telecoms
Type:
Business Sale
Value:
£10.2m

Background

Centrix, based in Hampshire, is a specialist provider of complex unified communications, Avaya IP telephony, hosted IP solutions and managed services.  

Advice, Planning and Preparation

Evolution Capital were delighted to have made introduced and guided the transaction process for the shareholders of Centrix, in the sale of the business to AdEPT. Evolution Capital has acted as exclusive corporate finance advisors in the acquisition of Centrix Limited. Completed on 1st May 2015, AdEPT have acquired the entire issued share capital of Centrix Limited, a UK based specialist provider of complex unified communications,Avaya IP telephony, hosted IP solutions and managed services.

The deal is structured with an initial consideration of £7 million plus the adjusted cash balance of Centrix, payable in cash at completion. Further deferred variable consideration of up to £3.5 million is payable in cash dependent upon the trading performance of Centrix in the 12 months post-acquisition.

A successful outcome

"Evolution Capital's sector knowledge was vital to finding the right partner for AdEPT. Evolution Capital's transaction and industry experience added value throughout the acquisition process and their commitment helped us to achieve our overall goals and shareholder objectives,"said Mr Ian Fishwick, CEO of AdEPT.

“We are pleased to have used our significant experience in the telecoms sector to play a part in this exciting transaction,” said Nigel Cook, Managing Director, Evolution Capital.