We are delighted to have advised Aspect Enterprise Solutions Limited on their sale to ION Investment Group.
Aspect Enterprise Solutions is a global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of integrated commodity trading, risk management and data solutions, helping oil and gas companies, banks and trading houses to perform pre-trade analysis, trading, and risk management through an integrated platform.
Aspect was acquired by ION Investment Group which provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporates.
Aspect’s shareholders and management were keen to explore options, engaging with us to conduct a strategic review. Having worked closely with the management, a sale process was envisaged in early 2017.
We won the mandate on the strength of our pre-deal work, Fintech/software experience and relationship with the team.
Our team invested time in understanding what was important to the shareholders and management, whilst preparing the business for a sale.
The team received a very attractive offer from ION, which was successfully negotiated significantly upwards and maintained throughout the process.
We managed the transaction through to completion, including running a difficult and long due diligence process and advising on the commercial aspects of the legal documentation.
We provided corporate finance advisory and tax advisory services, enabling a seamless and joined up process for all parties and securing a prosperous future for the business.
Grant Thornton were superb in truly understanding our business, its value drivers and our needs. They got their hands dirty, working tirelessly with us to ensure that we were well prepared for the negotiations and ensuring that the entire transaction process was smoothly managed. The deal would not have been as successful without their support.Steve Hughes CEO, Aspect Enterprise Solutions Limited