Seller Aker Systems
Target Aker Systems
Deal Type Mergers & Acquisitions
Buyer LDC
Transaction Description

Aker Systems was founded in 2016 by a team of experienced technology professionals who recognised an opportunity to provide highly secure enterprise data platforms to large organisations. The business designs, builds and operates ultra-secure public cloud data environments for large private and public sector clients. Its proprietary technology solutions drive performance and reduce costs while helping its clients to improve the management and sharing of data across their organisations.

LDC’s strategic partnership with Aker Systems will support the management team as they further invest in research and development relating to their proprietary software and services and continue to grow the business’ team of highly experienced experts.

LDC is backing the business’ existing management team led by CEO Darren Thomas, CFO Richard Hodsden, CCO Adam Crawford and Founder Director Adam Fawsitt. Tom Burnet will join Aker Systems as Non-Executive Chairman while Sir David Capewell will continue as a Strategic Adviser.

The deal was led by LDC Investment Director Chris Baker and Head of LDC in the South Lawrence Dean, and was supported by Klara Klarowicz. As part of the transaction, Lawrence Dean and Chris Baker will join the board as Non-Executive Directors.

Industry Sector
ICFG Office

ICFG UK advised on the investment in Aker Systems

Transaction Details

ICFG member based in the UK, HMT LLP, provided buyside lead advisory services to LDC on their investment in secure data platform provider Aker Systems.