The Wilkes Partnership, in collaboration with Mazars Deal Advisory, has acted on the multi-million pound acquisition of RSM Partners by leading global enterprise software company BMC Software.
The deal was led by Gareth O’Hara, Managing Partner and Head of Corporate at Wilkes and was supported by Mike Linford, Senior Associate in the corporate department. The team at Wilkes worked closely alongside Rob Burton, Partner and Paul Pownell, Associate Director both at Mazars Deal Advisory. The cross-border acquisition follows the intention of RSM Partners to find a global partner to expand the business on a global stage.
Both The Wilkes Partnership and Mazars Deal Advisory have worked to ensure that following this major acquisition by BMC Software, a $2.2bn global enterprise software company based in the US, RSM Partners will be significantly better positioned to offer enhanced levels of service to its clients.
Nick Davies, Financial Director at RSM Partners says: “This deal is huge for us. We’ve been growing since our formation almost 15 years ago and decided that now was the right time to look to expand the business. Having worked with Gareth and the teams at Wilkes and Mazars Deal Advisory previously, I knew that we would be able to hit the ground running and that we could expect an excellent standard of professional advice and client care.”
“We are really pleased that we have been able to team up with one of the most respected and exciting mainframe software companies in the world in BMC.”
“This deal allows our business to grow and fulfil the ambitions that we set ourselves. We wanted to expand into new markets and give our customers access to even better, more advanced services – and this deal enables us to do that. This feels like the next step in our strategy that can allow us to provide leading services for our customers and be at the forefront of technology in our field. The work of Wilkes and Mazars was integral to that.”
The acquisition follows the growth of Bromsgrove-based RSM Partners from formation in 2006 to becoming one of the most globally recognised providers of mainframe infrastructure services, mainframe security software and expertise. As well as being an IBM Mainframe Business Partner, RSM is also an accredited UK Crown Commercial Service supplier and member of MSPAlliance: a global consortium of cloud, managed service providers and technology enabling vendors.
Gareth O’Hara, Managing Partner at The Wilkes Partnership, says: “This deal marks the progress of RSM Partners, but also recognises the talent we have in the Birmingham area for technology. Throughout this process we worked with colleagues at BMC to get a good deal for all parties and succeeded with a partnership that is going to see the RSM base in Bromsgrove grow and nurture the talent that is already there.”
“Our partnership with Mazars was key to getting making sure that the deal was smooth, especially when working cross-border. However, with the skillsets at Mazars and within the Wilkes team we completed the deal successfully and just before the Budget.”