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London – 8th June 2021 - WTA is pleased to announce the sale of its client Oosha Limited, to Access Legal an operating division of Access Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of software to the mid-market.
Founded in March
2009, Oosha is a provider of cloud, hosting and managed IT services including
Managed Desktop, Azure Migration and Microsoft 365. The company focusses on the
legal sector but also serves accountants and other professional services
businesses. Its seventy staff support over 120 customers.
From the beginning
of the year WTA worked closely with the company’s directors and key
shareholders especially Steve Burgwin, Chairman and Matthew Newton, joint
managing director as the exclusive M&A advisor.
Matthew Newton, reflecting
on the experience said “The role WTA partners played in helping the Oosha board
work through the various exit strategies available to the key shareholders was
absolutely crucial in reaching the extremely successful outcome for everyone
involved. With four main shareholders all looking for differing results from
the process, it was key that the advisor we engaged had the experience and
personality to advise at both an individual and collective board level so that
the process was not only successful, but also managed sensitively ensuring the
personal and professional relationships remained positive throughout."
"WTA’s team’s key
asset is “experience”. This level of experience ensured we were well advised
and educated during this, the shareholders’ first company exit, and also gained
them the immediate respect and trust both of the Oosha team and the prospective
buyers they engaged with on our behalf. With a reputation for doing things the
right way, this was important to the Oosha board."
"All in all a thoroughly
enjoyable engagement, done with great calmness, good humour and professionalism
of the highest order.”
WTA’s Partner leading the firm’s Cloud Services practice added “This
transaction once again reinforces WTA as the lead specialist in the mid-market
Cloud Services sector and demonstrates its ability to work effectively and
efficiently with clients: we tailored the go-to-market phase to meet our
client’s wish to keep the time scale to a minimum ensuring any distraction
caused by the process to be lessened.
launched in April, has a clear vision to create a first-of-its-kind digital
workplace; a comprehensive suite of software solutions and services as a single
sign-on, single vendor, single solution.