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Sale of Babble to Graphite Capital Partners

By Dan Teuton
16 November 2020

Submission Date: November 16 2020

Completion Date: November 10 2020

Target: Babble

Acquirer: Graphite Capital Partners

Deal Value: £90m

Deal Description:

Spectrum Corporate Finance advised mid-market private equity firm LDC and unified technology solutions provider Babble, on the sale of the business in a secondary management buy-out backed by Graphite Capital Partners. Working to a tight timescale Spectrum conducted a focused process resulting in an exceptional deal for all parties with Graphite securing the deal at a £90m valuation to support the next exciting stage of Babble’s development. LDC has retained a minority stake in the business to support its continued growth.

Funding: Apera

Corporate Finance Advisers: Spectrum Corporate Finance (Simon Davies, James Mines, Sanj Benawra and Ian Milne)

Legal Advisers: Gateley Legal

Financial Due Diligence: RSM

Commercial Due Diligence: Analysys Mason