Analysys Mason, a management consultancy focused on telecoms, media and technology (TMT), recently announced its partnership with Bridgepoint Development Capital (BDC), a fund focused on investing in growth businesses. Management shareholders are re-investing alongside BDC in acquiring the business from Datatec, a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Analysys Mason brings together commercial and technical expertise across four key consulting practices, including strategy, transaction support, business transformation and regulation and policy. Analysys Mason’s domain expertise and thought leadership is further underpinned by its globally respected research and data capabilities, which form an essential resource for strategic planning, investment, and benchmarking.
The business has more than doubled its revenues in the last four years, driven by strong organic growth and several successful acquisitions in Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the US. The TMT space continues to grow in size and complexity, extending the breadth of the addressable market and providing runway for continued strong organic growth. Management has also identified several strategic growth areas and further acquisition candidates.
BDC is well-placed to support Analysys Mason through its next phase of growth as an independent platform by providing access to its global network of professionals, capital support for further M+A, and sector insights from having previously invested in other professional services firms.
“We are very excited to partner with BDC, a proven partner for professional services firms looking to fulfil their ambitions and realise their full potential” says Bram Moerman, Executive Vice Chair, Analysys Mason. “We are very thankful for the support and guidance provided by Datatec to help us grow to nearly USD100 million in revenues over the last few years”
“We’re delighted to partner with Analysys Mason and support its development as an independent platform. The business is the go-to consultancy for complex technical and regulatory TMT matters, and we share management’s ambition to grow the platform both organically through attracting talent and scaling in strategic geographies, as well as through further targeted acquisitions,” said Matt Legg, Partner of Bridgepoint Development Capital.
“Analysys Mason has developed significantly with Datatec’s support over the past 20 years to become one of the world’s leading TMT management consultancies with an enviable track record. We believe that the time is right to hand over to Bridgepoint Development Capital who are the ideal partners to take the business forward on its next growth phase” commented Jens Montanana, Datatec CEO.
The transaction remains subject to customary regulatory approvals and approval by Datatec shareholders.
Analysys Mason has its head office in London, and offices in Bonn, Cambridge, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Kolkata, Lund, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, New Delhi, New York, Oslo, Paris, Singapore and Stockholm.