Pinsent Masons advises ISIS Equity Partners on £45 million management buyout of Metronet

30 Jun 2014 | 12:09 pm |

International law firm Pinsent Masons has advised ISIS Equity Partners on the £45 million management buyout (MBO) of Metronet UK.

Manchester-based Metronet specialises in delivering high speed broadband services through wifi connections.

The company has approximately 1,200 customers including Umbro, landlord Bruntwood, publisher Autotrader and online retailer ao.com. The business operates in Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, Birmingham, Liverpool, Warrington, Chester and Crewe, and plans to use ISIS' backing to fund further expansion.

The Pinsent Masons team acting on the transaction was led by Gregg Davison, Head of Private Equity assisted by Andy Phillips, Amie Norris and Tom Shorten.

Commenting on the deal Gregg Davison said:

"Given the success of Metronet and its phenomenal growth, the transaction needed to be completed quickly and efficiently. We are delighted to have advised ISIS on this deal and the team worked hard to complete the transaction ahead of the timetable."

The MBO has been led by Metronet chief executive Elliott Mueller, James McCall, who founded the business in 2003, Steven Axon, Craig Timmis and Lee Lawrence.

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