Mishcon Private Equity has advised Trimountain Partners on its significant investment (in partnership with management and certain other investors) in ABCA Systems.
With over 30 years of experience behind it, ABCA is one of the UK’s preeminent fire and security experts, providing installation and maintenance across a broad range of fire and security systems. Headquartered in Newcastle, the Company serves a blue-chip client base that extends across several end-markets, principally social housing, government, education, hospitality, healthcare and commercial.
This is the latest in a series of investments and acquisitions by Trimountain Partners on which Mishcon Private Equity has advised over the last few years and aligns with Trimountain Partners’ focus on investing in fast-growing companies in the broader business services, consumer and education sectors.
Through its differentiated and flexible “partnership-style” investment approach, as well as its extensive experience and global networks in the sectors in which it invests, Trimountain seeks to partner with talented founder-owners, entrepreneurs and well-invested management teams in the UK, North America and Continental Europe, who are seeking the right partner to further accelerate the growth of their businesses organically and through acquisitions.
Nadim Meer, who led the transaction, commented: "Working with Trimountain on this successful investment enabled us to not only showcase our capabilities acting for entrepreneurial, non-institutional private equity and private capital investors but also bring our insights from our strong experience working with founder-managed businesses like ABCA."
Ali Khanbhai, Partner and Co-Founder of Trimountain Partners, commented: "It was great, as always, to work again with Nadim and the wider Mishcon team on another successful investment of ours. The team brought invaluable guidance and insights, as well as commercial acumen, to all aspects of the deal. We are deeply grateful for the precious advice provided by Nadim and the Mishcon team, whom we trust and whose judgment we value immensely. We look forward to working with them again in the near future."
Nadim Meer led the private equity and sale aspects of the transaction with support from Associates Karine Bennamara, Sam Shabbir and Remy Browning, Managing Associate James Paterson and Trainees Freya Mead and Olivia Ross. The wider team comprised Sarah Hein, John Skoulding and Gary Richards from the Mishcon Private Equity Tax team, Raji Bartlett, Christian Anthony, and Emma Armitage from the Banking team, Morgan Reardon and Margarita Elia of Employment and Kavita Mehta and John England of Real Estate.