Stevens & Bolton has advised the shareholders and management team of Zenitech, the highly-successful and fast-growing digital transformation services provider, on its significant investment from UK private equity buy and build specialist, Sovereign Capital Partners.
Zenitech was established in 2015 and now has more than 200 staff across offices in the UK and Europe, who service a growing number of deeply embedded multi-year client relationships. The business has a track record of proven excellence in providing consulting, technology and product innovation services, with a focus on building and scaling mission-critical products and systems for its clients. It provides end-to-end digital transformation capabilities that support the build of new digital products and help clients increase revenue and market share, streamline operations, and reduce costs.
Sovereign are one of the UK’s leading private equity funds who seek to build a close rapport with the management teams they back and support ambition, with a real reputation for delivering successful M&A growth strategies. Zenitech is Sovereign’s latest technology investment and the partnership will aim to enable significant scaling of the business to meet the increasing demand for its services in a rapidly growing UK and international market.
Christopher Lacy-Hulbert, Zenitech co-founder said: “Oscar and his team delivered expert advice throughout this process and negotiated an excellent end result. The Stevens & Bolton team are a very high calibre unit and matched our own energy and enthusiasm for the deal, delivering a complex transaction within an extremely tight timescale. We really enjoyed working with them and it is clear that they value building long-term relationships with their clients as much as we do ourselves at Zenitech.”
Corporate Partner Oscar Horwich commented: “We are delighted to have supported Ed, Csaba and Christo throughout this highly competitive process and we are really excited to see the opportunities ahead for Zenitech to expand its business. We wish both Zenitech and Sovereign every success and look forward to supporting the next stages of Zenitech’s rapid growth trajectory.”
The Stevens & Bolton team was led by Oscar Horwich, supported by James Waddell, Keith Syson, Lucy Handford, Nassar Nassar, Emma Leahey, Bethany Roser and Elena Cafora (corporate), Rachel Collins (employment), Kate Schmit and Sarah Balchin (corporate tax), Andrew Dodds (finance), Richard Wilkin (real estate) and Charlie Maurice (commercial and technology).