Alantra advises LDC on its £100m investment in Onecom
Alantra has advised private equity firm LDC on its investment in Onecom, the UK’s largest independent business telecommunications provider, supporting it’s organic and acquisitive growth.
Headquartered in Hampshire, Onecom has doubled its revenues over the last five years. It employs 400 people across 10 regional offices and its partners include Samsung, Apple, Gamma, Mitel and Virtual1. It is also a major partner of Vodafone, having last year announced a five-year deal together that will be worth up to £600m in revenue.
The investment will be used to help meet the significant growth plans intending to increase the workforce substantially, invest in systems and processes that ready the business for scale, and make acquisitions. Onecom is in a position to take full advantage of the opportunities presented through continued convergence in the communications sector and the expansion of digital infrastructure, including the rollout of 5G and superfast fibre.
The Alantra team comprised Partner James Chapman-Andrews, Vice President Oliver Norman, Associate Jamie Dickson and Analyst Milan Vashi from the M&A team, alongside Director Guy Taylor and Analyst Jack Anstis from the Debt Advisory team.