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VIMA

The Business

VIMA Group is a fast-growing, specialist digital transformation consultancy that operates across the public sector, with a focus on defence, other secure environments and critical infrastructure. It offers services in the key areas of project, programme and portfolio management (“P3M”), data analytics, cyber assurance, business analysis and transformation, and procurement. The business has grown rapidly year-on-year since being established in 2015.

The Deal

As part of the MBO, Chiltern took a majority stake in VIMA Group and played an active role in supporting the highly experienced management team of Dean Taylor (MD) and Graham Joyce (COO) to continue driving growth.

The Exit

After an impressive phase of growth we exited our partnership with VIMA Group and the business was acquired by KBR Group in August 2022.

“We wanted an investor that would support us, both strategically and operationally, to scale the business sustainably on the next phase of our journey. Chiltern has encouraged us to invest for growth and, what’s more, they actively drive the M&A strategy.”

Dean Taylor, VIMA Group CEO

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The Plan

VIMA Group operates in a market supported by multiple favourable underlying trends and which has high barriers to entry. It has a firmly-established reputation for technical delivery, high service levels and responsiveness, and is well-positioned to continue its rapid growth in revenue and profitability through ongoing investment in its sales and marketing capabilities and the continuing transition from associate sub-contract arrangements to an employed consultant model.