Acquisitions

OASIS possess a formidable track record in delivering careful and considered exits for business owners, their team members and clients across Europe. Having closed over 50 transactions since 2009, OASIS has the expertise and experience to ensure a smooth transition of ownership.

Why OASIS Group

The OASIS Acquisitions Team is unique in the Information Management industry, having extensive experience on both sides of the sale process, from the perspective of a strategic buyer and a business owner.

We seek partnerships with business owners and investors regardless of what stage of the journey they are at and see strong relationships as the foundation of a successful future transaction.

Having developed streamlined acquisition processes over many years allows OASIS and our trusted 3rd party advisors to deliver professional, empathetic and efficient exits for business owners.

The Process

The thought of selling a business can be daunting. However, the OASIS Acquisitions Team is here to make this process as simple and considered as possible.

Below is a high-level overview of the key steps in selling your business. We are always pleased to spend time with business owners who are considering their options and talk them through the steps in detail.

Informal and confidential discussion, usually under a simple, mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

Sharing of information between the parties, this can be high level to enable OASIS to provide a broad valuation range (an indicative offer), or slightly more detailed to facilitate a reasonably accurate valuation (a Letter of Intent).

In the event that a business owner accepts the proposal, a sale process can commence – this entails due diligence, drafting and agreement of legal documents, and required approvals from the board of directors of both parties.

The sale completes. The OASIS Acquisitions Team will remain in close contact with exiting business owners to help with the transition and any other post-completion obligations.

OASIS’ Project Management Office will oversee the practical steps that ensure the careful transition of employees, clients and trusted partners to OASIS ownership.

OASIS Acquisition Timeline

 

 

 

OASIS Group are actively seeking acquisition opportunities in the European Union, United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland.

Meet The Team

Get in touch with our trusted and experienced Acquisitions Team for a confidential discussion:

Matt Thornton

Chief Development Officer

Matt Thornton

Chief Development Officer

Matt joined OASIS in April 2020 after leading several acquisition and corporate development projects for Williams Medical (a DCC business). He also supported the exit of Livingbridge Private Equity in 2014. ​

​Since joining OASIS Group, he has led over ten successful corporate development projects for the group across Europe. He holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Wales, Cardiff, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Email: mthornton@oasisgroup.com

Natasha Rawley

Corporate Development Manager

Natasha Rawley

Corporate Development Manager

Natasha joined OASIS after selling her family-owned business, Archive Document Data Storage, to OASIS in August 2019.

She has 20 years of experience in the Information Management industry. Natasha has served on several industry and trade association boards at an executive and non-executive director level; ARMA International as a European Board member and then European Region Director, and PRISM International (now iSIGMA) as Board Member, Director and European Task Group President.

Since joining the OASIS Acquisitions team, Natasha has been able to offer valuable and unique insight to business owners about the sale process and offer additional support from a seller’s perspective.

Email: nrawley@oasisgroup.com

Katy Burke

Programme Manager

Katy Burke

Programme Manager

Katy joined OASIS in September 2020, having previously managed several high-level business transformation and acquisition projects for Iron Mountain, including the integration of Recall in 2016. ​

A qualified Prince2 practitioner, she heads up the Project Management Office within OASIS. Katy and her team support the Acquisitions team to ensure that all aspects of the acquired businesses are carefully and appropriately transitioned into OASIS. The Project Management Office lead integrations through the acquisition lifecycle, working closely across all teams from the start during due diligence through to handing over to our ‘business as usual’ teams. ​

 

We are very proud of our relationships with the business owners we have worked with. Here is just some of the feedback we have received.

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I had been approached by a number of businesses over the last years looking to acquire my interest. When OASIS made the approach, their personalised, friendly and efficient manner essentially won the day.

Archive 2000

In my limited experience of selling companies & businesses, this was by far the easiest to execute. Partly because you did not have loads of consultants duplicating each other’s work, partly because you knew exactly what you wanted but mainly because if there was a question you involved Brian & sorted it before it became an issue. From my point of view, the best thing of all was when you agreed to something you did not reopen the same question. It has been a pleasure to do business with you.

Anglian Archives

I had been approached by a number of businesses over the last three years looking to acquire my interest. When OASIS made an approach, their personalised, friendly and efficient manner essentially won the day. In particular, their commitment to continue to grow and manage the Box-it group.

Box-it group

Selling a business during a pandemic was never going to be the easiest of undertakings but OASIS’ professional and open approach made things as smooth as they could have been during trying times. We now entrust our business of over 40 years to OASIS in the knowledge that it will be in good hands. A big thank you to Matt and the team for all the hard work and wish you all the best for the future.

Simon Clarke , Director

Corporate Development Knowledge Hub