Grant Thornton advises The British Standards Institution The British Standards Institution has acquired Info-Assure Limited.

October 2016
The British Standards Institution
Adviser to The British Standards Institution on their acquisition of Info-Assure Limited
Grant Thornton team
Buy side
Transaction services
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We are delighted to have advised The British Standards Institution on their acquisition of Info-Assure Limited.

BSI, also known as The British Standards Institution, is the global business standards company that facilitates business improvement and organizational resilience. It publishes standards on a wide range of products, services and sectors; supplies product and management systems certifications; and provides advisory services to organizations of all sizes.  

Info-Assure Limited is a leading provider of cyber security and information assurance to clients in the government, defence, policing, banking, retail and energy sectors. 

Having successfully advised on a previous transaction, BSI returned to us for advice on this acquisition. 

A team led by Advisory Director Mark Clement, provided financial and tax due diligence services relating to the acquisition. 

The Transaction Advisory Services team assisted BSI throughout the process, providing insight into the company’s business model and historical results, identifying risk areas and providing advice on specific aspects of the sale and purchase agreement including the completion mechanism. 

The team met face to face with the client to discuss the findings from the due diligence report, providing an opportunity to address questions and provide input into the final negotiations. 


Grant Thornton provided us with good advice and wise observations when it came to considering and assessing this project. The team here appreciated the professional service you provided and are very happy with the results.

David Brown Director, Corporate Development, The British Standards Institution (BSI)

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