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    Management Buyout of Giacom wins Insider Deal of the Month

    The highly publicised management buyout of Giacom World Networks, which KBS Corporate recently advised on, has been named as May’s Deal of the Month by Insider.

    Founded over 16 years ago, Giacom is a Hull-based provider of cloud IT and communications solutions which has established a niche position within the micro SME market.

    The management buyout, which was backed by Lloyds Development Capital (LDC), will aid Giacom in fast-tracking its growth through additional investment in its platforms, the integration of additional cloud products and in expanding its service provider network.

    With LDC’s investment, the company plans to consolidate its leadership position within the UK Microsoft CSP market as well as expand its ‘MessageStream’ platform through the introduction of new, complimentary software products for its end users as demand continues to rise.

    Insider is the UK’s most successful regional B2B media outlet, with its five regional magazines read by over 200,000 subscribers each year with a further 140,000 news subscribers and over 250,000 unique web users.

    Other recent winners of Insider Deal of the Month include the £200m flotation by car supermarket giant Motorpoint, construction group Watkin Jones’ £131m float, the £265m acquisition of a 13% stake in City Football Group, the owner of Manchester City Football Club, and the £31.5m investment in Inivata, a Cambridge-based innovations genomics company.

    To read more about this deal, please click here.

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