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Client

Lyceum Capital Partners is a UK-based private equity and venture capital firm.

Challenge

To strengthen their position as a leading investor in B2B services and technology companies, Lyceum sought to acquire Timico Technology Group, a UK-based managed cloud service provider offering consumer services based on fully managed cloud solutions.

Project

During the acquisition, Lyceum asked BearingPoint to conduct an IT due diligence assessment of Timico. Using our comprehensive IT M&A approach, we evaluated all relevant aspects of Timico’s IT and delivery organization: from strategy, people, and processes to technology and infrastructure. Our focus was both on uncovering potential risks in the form of red flags, as well as value drivers. Industry-specific expertise enabled the identification of good practices, the evaluation of Timico’s market position, and gave indications on how to grow and scale its business.

Impact

While focusing on the investment thesis with an ambitious growth strategy, our findings provided Lyceum and their lenders with a sound understanding of the IT organization supporting Timico’s business model. Furthermore, our recommended actions and the estimation of investments enabled a mitigation of risks and an evaluation of opportunities to scale the business. On February 9, 2017, Lyceum announced that it had acquired a majority stake in Timico.