Access Partnership attracts investment to fuel growth

26 November 2019 Consultancy.uk

Leading UK-based private equity firm Mobeus Equity Partners has struck a deal for a sizeable minority investment in London-based Access Partnership. This global policy advisory firm to the technology sector will receive £13.1 million in funding from the agreement, having been advised throughout the deal-making process by professionals from Equiteq.

A multitude of innovative technologies are presenting businesses with major opportunities to make their operations more efficient, as well as improving productivity. At the same time, however, these potential benefits are being hamstrung, as regulators are struggling to bring their regimes up to speed without threatening to halt progress in their sectors. In this environment, advising organisations on how to navigate and comply with regulations – as well as advising regulators on how to get ahead of the curve – has become extremely important.

Founded in 1999, Access Partnership is a public policy consultancy operating in this space. The London headquartered firm provides advisory services to many of the world’s largest technology companies on matters ranging from data policy to infrastructure regulation and compliance, positioning it perfectly to take advantage of the demand for consulting services from technology players and regulators alike.

Access Partnership attracts investment to fuel growth

As a result, Access Partnership has attracted a major shot in the arm from Mobeus Equity Partners. The £13.1 million minority investment will enable Access Partnership to expand its services both geographically and to the growing number of verticals affected by digitalisation and changing data rules. The business manages its international service offering from offices in the US, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, providing an operational scope enabling it to serve its multinational client base wherever its policy needs arise.

Gregory Francis, Managing Director at Access Partnership, said, “Access is uniquely placed to capitalise on the significant market opportunity driven by regulatory and technology change. Having got to know the team at Mobeus, we are delighted to partner with them to make this happen.”

Access Partnership was supported throughout the deal by merger and acquisition advisory firm Equiteq. A team consisting of Ed Groome, Saif Shubana and David Sparrow assisted Access Partnership to identify the optimal transaction outcome for the firm, support Francis stated the company was “very grateful” for.

Commenting on the deal, Ed Groome, Managing Director at Equiteq, remarked, “We are very pleased with the outcome for Greg and the Access Partnership team. The market opportunity is substantial and Access Partnership is well-placed to capitalise on that. With the investment from Mobeus, the team is now able to accelerate its plans; we look forward to seeing that come to fruition.”


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