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We really enjoyed working with the Mick and Dan from Liberty who provided exceptional support and advice throughout the transaction. As management advisory specialists their advice was critical to getting this deal over the line and I am absolutely delighted with the result they were able to deliver for the team. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to other management teams.

Andrew Gilbert
CEO at Node4


March 2021
UK, £100m - £500m

Liberty advises the management team of Node4 on the investment by Providence Equity Partners.

Node4, a cloud-led digital transformation Managed Services Provider (MSP), announced it has secured a new principal investor, Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”), a premier private equity firm that specialises in the media, communications, education, software and services industries.

The transaction sees mid-market private equity firms Bowmark Capital and LDC realise their respective investments.

Over the past five years, Node4 has achieved strong organic growth through significant new customer wins and the provision of a broader range of information and communications solutions to its existing clients. During this period, significant investment has been made in people, systems, skills and the product portfolio, which has positioned Node4 to capitalise on the opportunity for cloud-led digital transformation growth.

Node4’s growth has been supported by three strategic acquisitions which have further enhanced the company’s technical capabilities and provided access to new vertical markets. Most recently, in February 2021, Node4 acquired Starcom Technologies Limited, the MSP division of K3 Business Technologies Group (K3) – marking the largest acquisition by headcount in Node4’s history. Node4 is now better positioned to deliver enhanced cloud managed services throughout the UK in addition to expanding its operational presence in Scotland, the North West and South East England.

Liberty advised the management team of Node4, led by Andrew Gilbert, on all aspects of their reinvestment and incentive arrangements in the new structure.

Mick McDonagh
It was great to work with Andy and Leon on this important transaction for them and the Node4 business. We look forward to seeing them continue on their impressive growth trajectory with the support of Providence Equity Partners.

Michael McDonagh