GCA becomes part of Houlihan Lokey


Transaction Details

October 13, 2020


Technology, Tech-Enabled Services, Business Services

Deal Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

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GCA Advises Sparta Global on the Sale of a Majority Stake to Inflexion Private Equity

GCA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Sparta Global (“Sparta”), an innovative technology and training services provider utilizing an Attract-Train-Deploy model, on the sale of a majority stake to Inflexion Private Equity.

Sparta attracts and trains graduates in technology skills and then deploys “Spartans” in roles with its clients in high demand technology areas such as data engineering, software engineering, DevOps and business analysis.

Sparta’s graduates come from a diverse range of backgrounds before being trained in one of the firm’s programs, plugging the skills gap between university education and technology professionals. By ensuring its intake is diverse, Sparta helps its clients achieve their own diversity and inclusion objectives. Sparta benefits from a strong client base of UK corporates and public sector clients, including BUPA, Channel 4, Deloitte, Royal Bank of Scotland and The Home Office.

Inflexion has acquired a majority stake in Sparta Global, with Key Capital Partners exiting its investment in Sparta Global and the management team remaining with the business. Inflexion has a strong record of expertise in investing in the technology and training services market, including its prior investment in FDM before successfully floating on the LSE in 2014, and current investments in Calco and K2 Partnering Solutions, both of which operate in similar markets.

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