Mackrell Turner Garrett assists BCMS with international IT investment deal

Posted on Wednesday October 9, 2019

Nigel Rowley

Leading M&A advisors BCMS have worked in partnership with London lawyers Mackrell Turner Garrett on a deal between Canadian investors Harris Computer Corporation and independent UK-based supplier of IT systems integration and messaging services, Quicksilva.

The sale, directed by BCMS, sees the Wiltshire-based firm Quicksilva acquired by the Ottawa tech investor, which is currently focused on acquiring businesses with growth potential, before managing them well and scaling them up.

Harris Computer Corporation was impressed with Quicksilva’s work on prestigious projects in the public and private sectors in the UK, where it has primarily developed solutions in health and social care, thanks to its long association with the NHS.

Chief among these projects has been the firms work on the NHS Spine initiated Spine-in-a-Box. This is a test harness designed to mimic the functionality of the NHS Spine to help the procurement and compliance process for suppliers.

Mackrell Turner Garrett’s experienced corporate team were able to solve a number of legal challenges whilst keeping the commercial drivers in focus.

Nigel Rowley, Managing Partner at Mackrell Turner Garrett, said: “It was a real pleasure to be assisting BCMS with this acquisition for Harris Computer Corporation and I am excited to see what Quicksilva can achieve with this new investment.

“We hope to be able to work with BCMS more in future to deliver similar landmark deals for their clients.”

BCMS Lead Advisor Jim Whitaker added: “We are delighted to have helped Quicksilva gain a successful outcome. We feel that Harris will assist Quicksilva with their future development and we wish them all the very best.”