Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team advise on the acquisition of Apps IT Limited

Published: Thursday 19 December 2019

Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team is delighted to announce that it has advised Collective Capital Limited on the successful acquisition of an international IT recruitment agency.

Apps IT Limited is the UK’s leading supplier of specialist Oracle software consultants to businesses and organisations in the UK, Europe and North America. It has 13,000 consultants working on the most prestigious Oracle projects globally.

The investment gives Collective Capital a majority stake in the company, who plan to accelerate Apps IT’s ambitious expansion plans.

Two of the founders of the Kent-based company, Simon Moore and Phil Coles, will continue their management roles. A third founding partner, Kevin Houghton, exited the company on completion of the deal to focus on other business ventures.

Rob Wills, managing partner of Collective Capital, which actively invests in UK businesses with growth potential, brings a wealth of professional experience from his work with large corporate companies in Asia, the USA and Europe and high growth digital companies in Silicon Valley. 

He said: “We look forward to starting a long-term partnership with Apps IT.

“We share the team’s enthusiasm for the local and international opportunities lying ahead and are confident that by combining their expertise with our support, Apps IT will reach the next level of growth and enable us to serve international customers in a more meaningful way.

“I would like to thank Hazlewoods for their guidance and support throughout the process.”

Hazlewoods Corporate Finance Partner Paul Fussell said: “We are delighted to have advised Rob and his team at Collective Capital on their latest acquisition and wish them a very prosperous and successful future.”

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