Birketts assists Aker Systems secure strategic investment from LDC

Aker Systems has secured a significant minority investment from LDC, the leading mid-market private equity firm, as it targets further expansion to support the digital transformation of organisations across the UK. Financial details of the investment are undisclosed.

Aker Systems was founded in 2016 by a team of experienced technology professionals and designs, builds and operates ultra-secure public cloud data environments for large private and public sector clients. Its proprietary technology solutions drive performance and reduce costs while helping its clients to improve the management and sharing of data across their organisations.

LDC’s strategic partnership with Aker Systems will support the management team as they further invest in research and development relating to their proprietary software and services, and continue to grow the business’ team of highly experienced experts.

Birketts acted for the shareholders of Aker Systems with the team led by Alex Nelson with support provided by Rachel Astill and Sarah Branwhite (Corporate), Alex Schaafsma (Banking), Karl Pocock (Tax), Jennifer Leeder (Employment) and Rob Willoughby (Trusts).

Adam Fawsitt, Founder Director at Aker Systems, commented: “Birketts did an excellent job. The right specialists were engaged seamlessly and at just the right moment. Their advice was clear and focussed on the important issues. Alex was very proactive, which was a significant factor in the deal being completed to timescales. I could not recommend Alex and the team highly enough.”

Alex Nelson, Corporate Partner at Birketts concluded: “It was a real pleasure working with Adam and the Aker team and there is no doubt that the business, with LDC’s backing, has an exciting future. This was a complex transaction compounded by all the challenges that lockdown has thrown at us. The whole team worked tirelessly to ensure that the tight timetable was met and the firm’s investment in technology meant that the remote negotiations, signing and completion ran smoothly.”

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