Alantra advises Nimble Approach on investment from SCC



Sep 2023
Sell-side advisory

London – Alantra, the independent global mid-market financial services firm, has advised Nimble Approach (“Nimble”), a UK-based, 150-person digital engineering consultancy headquartered in Sheffield, on a majority investment from SCC. SCC is a European Digital Solutions and Services Provider.

Nimble was founded by CEO Chris Roberts in 2016. The partnership allows both companies to accelerate their expansion, helping customers leverage technology products, solutions, and innovations to shape, execute, and operate their digital transformation journeys.

SCC will operate Nimble as a separate company under the guidance of Roberts and the current Nimble management team, with additional strategy support to be provided by senior SCC executives.

Alantra’s UK Technology team, including Simon Roberts, Joe Bills and Oliver Wratten, advised Nimble.

Simon Roberts, Director at Alantra, said, “It has been a pleasure advising Chris, Dan and the rest of the team on this transaction. The Nimblers have built a great business focused on client-centricity and time-to-value, alongside a supportive and engaging employee culture. The team has found a great home in SCC and we look forward to seeing the continued growth of Nimble and the ongoing synergies between the businesses.

This is our twelfth technology consultancy transaction of 2023 and we see no slowdown in momentum with ongoing interest in high-quality digital engineering businesses from both private equity and a broad range of strategic acquirers.”

Chris Roberts, CEO of Nimble, said, “We have been on the lookout for the right opportunity to propel Nimble into the next stage of our journey to become a class-leading player in the UK Consultancy space. The partnership with SCC has natural synergies and my team have thoroughly enjoyed working with Simon, Joe and the Alantra team who’ve been a key part of making this deal possible.”

James Rigby, CEO of SCC EMEA , said, “For decades, our customers across Europe have trusted us to bring value and support in their technology environments. The investment in Nimble – alongside organic investments we have already made in the areas of cloud, cybersecurity, and digital workplace – will enable SCC to bring that same trust and value as those customers embark on their digital transformation journeys.”

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