Selling a business

Access IS

Adviser to Access-IS, an electronic data-capture company, on its sale to Mobeus Private Equity.

The deal

Our Corporate Finance team has advised Access-IS and shareholders on an investment by Mobeus Equity Partners to support the management team in growing the electronic data-capture business.

The team acted as lead adviser to the owners introducing potential investors, helping to structure the deal and project managing the project through to a successful completion.

Founded in 1985 as a specialist keyboard maker, today Access-IS designs and manufactures equipment that enables fast and accurate capture and transfer of information into electronic systems based on bar codes, RFID and image processing techniques. The business is based in Reading and exports 80% of its sales to global customers in its main verticals: aviation, technology and automotive.

Access-IS is a market leader in aviation with its hardware present in more than 200 airports, including 36 of the world’s top 50. Within the ID and security market, Access-IS is the leading global provider to the fast-growing video ATM market and supports customers across a range of ID verification and ‘Know Your Customer’ applications.

Access-IS has also seen rapid growth in its transport and ticketing business having had its technology deployed in ticketing barriers in a number of high-profile locations including Kings Cross and Marylebone stations in London. Mobeus’s investment will be used to accelerate growth plans in these large new markets and support the business as it moves into significant volume manufacturing. The management team is led by CEO Guy-Franck Nakach and supported by Chairman Alistair Crawford, former CEO of Psion Plc, CMG and CSC.

“We are delighted to have completed our investment in Access-IS. Guy-Franck and his team have built a fantastic platform for the business and we are hugely excited to be supporting them in their growth plans. The team were absolutely key to the completion of our investment in Access-IS They worked tirelessly to ensure that the investment completed against a tight timescale and showed the value of high quality Corporate Finance advice.” Chris Price, Partner at Mobeus.

Deal summary

Sector:

Technology

Deal type:

Company Sale

Deal size:

Undisclosed

We are delighted to have completed our investment in Access-IS. Guy-Franck and his team have built a fantastic platform for the business and we are hugely excited to be supporting them in their growth plans. Chris Price Partner at Mobeus

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Darren Miller

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