Global 4 Communications Limited has been supported with £1.5m acquisition funding by leading alternative finance provider for mid-sized SMEs, ThinCats.
Horsham-based Global 4 Communications provides innovative B2B and B2C telecoms solutions, serving businesses from SMEs to some of the largest market leading companies throughout the UK, supplying and installing telephone and broadband systems to private customers and across a broad range of sectors including estate agents, pharmacies, schools, dentists, retailers, petrol stations and charities.
Established in 1998 by CEO Nigel Barnett, the company has a number of brands, including Global 4 Communications working with businesses to provide solutions that help to reduce costs, improve work-flow and increase sales performance; Home Telecom, a specialist B2C broadband provider; and Fleur Telecom, a domestic broadband provider.
Seeking funding to support the acquisition of the customer base of Eclipse Broadband, a residential telecommunications provider based in East Yorkshire, the company was introduced to ThinCats by James Caplan at Knight Corporate Finance, technology specialist advisory firm.
Nigel Barnett, CEO, Global 4 Communications: “The opportunity to acquire the client base from Eclipse supports our strategy to grow our retail client base and is our third acquisition in 18 months, which puts us in a great position to offer an even more comprehensive service to more clients. We appreciate the efforts of both the teams at ThinCats and Knight CF, enabling us to complete the acquisition in a timely manner.”
James Caplan, Knight Corporate Finance: “We are delighted to advise Global4 on its funding from Thincats to support the acquisition. We ran a competitive process and Thincats have again demonstrated their support for entrepreneurial led business in the telecoms sector like Global4.”
Stuart Thompson, Director, Regional Business Development, ThinCats: “For businesses and individuals alike to communicate effectively has proven to be even more important than ever under the current circumstances, so the opportunity to support Nigel and the team has been particularly rewarding. We wish them the all the very best with this acquisition.”