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  • 19/06/2017
    Darwin Announces the Sale of Esendex

    Darwin Private Equity has sold its entire shareholding in Esendex to Mobty, a portfolio company of Hg Capital. The terms of this transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2001, Esendex provides a broad portfolio of high value business critical application-to-person messaging solutions to SMEs and corporate customers. Esendex's product portfolio includes SMS, voice, email, payment and IP-based products which are delivered over rich APIs and web applications. Over 13,000 businesses in the UK, France, Spain, Ireland, Germany and Australia rely on its services to communicate with their customers and staff. Esendex employs over 140 people across its international offices. Esendex was acquired by Darwin Private Equity in July 2013 Read more

  • 12/09/2016
    Darwin Announces the Sale of Attenda

    Ensono, a leading provider of progressive IT solutions that helps organizations operate their IT infrastructure for today and optimize for tomorrow, announced today it has acquired Attenda, a leading UK-based pure-play provider of critical applications and hybrid IT managed services. The addition of Attenda to the Ensono family extends the company's reach to support its clients' global operations, and strengthens its offerings across public cloud, dedicated infrastructure and mainframe to meet the demands of its growing global client base. Read more

  • 22/08/2016
  • 03/05/2016
    Esendex Enters the Profit Track 100 League

    Esendex is delighted to announce that it has been placed at no.41 in the 17th annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100. This league table ranks the UK's fastest-growing companies, measured by profit ove the last three years. The news comes only a week after Esendex entered the Megabuyte 50 in 9th position. This is a list of the fastest growing privately owned UK software, IT and telecoms businesses. Read more

  • 02/05/2016
    The A & A Group Makes New Board Appointments

    The A&A Group, Hyperformance Limited and Mulsanne Insurance Co Limited, have made a number of Board appointments following the trasnfer of staff and business assets of Service Underwriting Agency Ltd, to Key Claims and Administration Services Ltd. ("KCASL"), an A & A Group company, on 1st April 2016. Read more

  • 17/03/2016
    Liberty Hall Acquires Bromford Industries

    Liberty Hall Capital Partners (“Liberty Hall”), a US private equity firm, today announced the acquisition of Bromford Industries (“Bromford”) from funds managed by Darwin Private Equity. Read more

  • 01/12/2014
    Esendex Acquires Collstream

    Esendex, the business SMS specialist backed by Darwin Private Equity, has acquired Derby based Collstream, experts in delivering tailored communications services, for an undisclosed sum. Read more

  • 19/06/2014
    Esendex Completes £10m Refinancing

    Esendex, the Darwin Private Equity backed Nottingham-based provider of mission critical SMS services to businesses, has completed a £10 million refinancing with HSBC including material acquisition facilities. Read more

  • 27/05/2014
    Darwin Private Equity Acquires Ask4

    Darwin Private Equity has completed the management buyout of ASK4, a leading provider of WiFi, broadband and TV to multi-tenant units, in a deal worth £21.5 million. Read more

  • 15/09/2013
    Esendex Recognised In Sunday Times Tech Track

    Esendex announced today that they have been picked for the Sunday Times Tech Track ‘Ones to Watch’ list Read more

  • 29/07/2013
    Darwin Private Equity Acquires Esendex for £11 Million

    Darwin Private Equity has completed the management buyout of Esendex, a leading provider of mission-critical application-to-person SMS services to businesses, in a deal worth £11 million. Read more

  • 04/07/2013
    Attenda Recognised in Leaders Quadrant for European Managed Hosting by Gartner

    Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the 2013 Gartner European Managed Hosting Magic Quadrant. Read more

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