Access Partnership receives Mayfair Equity Partners investment

12 July 2022 2 min. read

Mayfair Equity Partners has completed the buyout of Access Partnership for an undisclosed fee. As the firm looks to push ahead with a global growth campaign, the move sees former backer Mobeus Equity Partners exit in full.

Launched by CEO Greg Francis in 1999, Access Partnership is a public policy consultancy. The London headquartered firm boasts offices in Washington DC, Brussels, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg, from which it provides advisory services to many of the world’s largest technology companies. Topics it assists customers with span data policy, infrastructure regulation and compliance, positioning it perfectly to take advantage of the demand for consulting services from technology players and regulators alike.

As a result of its attractive fundamentals, Access attracted funding from Mobeus Equity Partners in 2019. The £13.1 million minority investment aimed at enabling Access to expand its services both geographically and to the growing number of verticals affected by digitalisation and changing data rules.

Access Partnership receives Mayfair Equity Partners investment

The expansion campaign – which included a partnership with public innovation boutique StateUp – has paid dividends for Access, which now operates in a multi-billion-dollar market that is expected to continue growing annually at double digit rates. In recent years, Access has seen revenue growth of over 50% CAGR, alongside EBITDA margins exceeding 30%. 

This shows little sign of slowing, as companies and regulators around the world seek consulting services to adapt quickly to an increasingly digital and technology-driven agenda. In this climate, Mobeus has fully exited its stake in Access Partnership, as Mayfair Equity Partners swoops for a majority buyout of the firm.

“Through the development of more effective policy, we can create a more sustainable technology market, while improving consumer and business participation, trust, and excitement,” said Founder and CEO Francis. “We are excited by the potential of our new partnership and what this will deliver for our team and clients.”

A consumer and technology focused private equity investor, Mayfair has over £1 billion in assets under management. Looking ahead, through its Active Partnership Model, Mayfair will support Access’s ongoing global expansion alongside the development of new services.

“Data and technology are now fundamental to the strategy of almost every company around the world," said Daniel Sasaki, Manging Partner at Mayfair Equity Partners. “Our investment and specialist support will help Access expand its range of services and continue to address the challenges presented by the innovation, commercialisation and regulation of new technology.”