August 2019

Chiltern completes MBO of IMD Group

Chiltern has completed an investment in IMD Group Limited (“IMD”), partnering with the leadership team of the Bristol based management consultancy to conclude an MBO.

IMD supports both public and private sector clients to successfully implement complex digital transformation projects to deliver operational effectiveness improvement. IMD has grown significantly year on year since being established in 2015. IMD works across a number of Government departments including the MoD and Home Office, and Nuclear markets, providing security cleared specialists to deliver critical projects.

Chiltern has taken a majority stake in IMD and will play an active role in supporting the highly experienced management team of Dean Taylor (MD) and Graham Joyce (COO) to continue driving growth. As part of the transaction, Alan Gaby, former CEO of data consultancy firm Tessella, joins the Board as Chairman.

Dean Taylor, MD, commented:

“IMD is on the next stage of its ambitious and exciting growth plan and Chiltern have provided the investment and strategic advice to help us on the path to achieve our vision. We look forward to the next phase in IMD’s journey, supported by the professional advice and assistance from Chiltern.”

Thomas Holroyd, Investment Director at Chiltern, added:

“Dean and Graham have achieved a tremendous amount with IMD over the last four years. We are delighted to be supporting such an experienced team with their plans to grow the company, expand the consultant base, and diversify into adjacent sectors.”

Thomas Holroyd and Alex Sheffield of Chiltern will join the Board.