Arma Partners advises Arrow Business Communications, a leading provider of business communications, IT and energy services, on its sale to MML Capital Partners
Jan 2020
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  • Sector: Communication Services
  • Deal Type: Private Equity Deals
  • Engagement type: Sellside
  • Size: <$200m
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Arma Partners is pleased to announce that it has acted as exclusive financial advisor to Arrow Business Communications on the sale of Growth Capital Partners’ shareholding to MML Capital Partners.

Arrow is a leading provider of business communications, IT and energy services to UK customers. The transaction follows the highly successful partnership with GCP, which enabled the business to complete eight acquisitions, nearly triple earnings and double the employee base, whilst adding significant further scale and expertise in cloud telephony, energy and IT services. MML is investing in Arrow to support its next phase of growth and transformation. The business will progress its ambitious growth plans as a leading buy-and-build platform and continue to expand its product range and technical capabilities.

This transaction highlights Arma Partners’ deep expertise in the rapidly consolidating business communications landscape and track record of advising leading private equity firms. The transaction is an important milestone in the sector, where the transition to cloud telephony and the creation of integrated platforms of scale continue to drive M&A activity.

  • Arrow is a leading provider of business communications, IT and energy services to UK customers
  • The company has a comprehensive set of solutions, covering mobility, hosted voice, fixed line, connectivity & IT, systems and energy
  • Arrow is based in the UK with eight national locations covering a diversified customer base of c.4,000 SME businesses
  • MML is a leading private equity firm that specialises in mid market investment in Europe and the U.S
  • Since its launch, MML has deployed over $2 billion in 100 businesses across 11 countries. MML is currently investing the seventh fund, a €600m transatlantic fund
  • MML invest in private businesses for expansion, acquisitions, recapitalisations and management buyouts, contributing between €20 million and €75 million as part of each investment
  • The investment will support Arrow’s ambitious growth plans as a leading buy and build platform in the ICT market. Further to this, the company will to continue expanding its product range and technical capabilities to meet market demands
  • The transaction is an important milestone in the sector, where the transition to cloud telephony and the creation of integrated platforms of scale continues to drive M&A activity
  • Arma acted as exclusive financial advisor to Arrow Business Communications on the sale of Growth Capital Partners’ shareholding to MML
  • Arma supported Arrow on variety of activities including the strategic positioning of the business, preparation of a detailed financial model and marketing materials and negotiating the deal
  • This transaction highlights Arma Partners’ deep expertise in the rapidly consolidating business communications landscape and track record of advising leading private equity firms