Grant Thornton advises Aker Systems Limited Aker Systems Limited has been sold to ABRY Partners

September 2021
Aker Systems
Adviser to Aker Systems on their investment by ABRY Partners
Grant Thornton team
Sell side
Tax advisory
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We are delighted to have advised Aker Systems Limited and its management team on their sale to ABRY Partners.

Aker Systems was founded in 2016 and provides highly secure data platforms to large organisations (public and private) across the UK. 

Aker Systems move highly sensitive data into the public cloud.  Their products enable the transformation of systems into ultra-secure cloud-based environments.  They build and manage scale data infrastructures which deliver data securely and at speed.  

The company has experienced rapid growth and following investment from LDC in 2020 has now attracted further private equity investment from ABRY Partners. 

Having supported the company on a previous transaction, our tax team were re-engaged and provided a fully integrated management tax support offering, collaborating effectively with the business and its wider advisors to help bring the transaction to a successful conclusion. 

Our tax team helped ensure the transaction timetable stayed on track, providing advice to the company and management team as the transaction progressed and allowed management to focus on building broader stakeholder value. 


The Grant Thornton tax team led by Richard Marsh provided an excellent service under very tight time pressure. They found creative solutions to improve management’s position in a relatively complex transaction scenario, and delivered promptly on all tax based requirements. I would not hesitate to recommend Richard and his team.

Darren Thomas CEO, Aker Systems Limited

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