Firm Advises H.I.G. Capital on Meesons Acquisition to Create the andwis Group

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Squire Patton Boggs has advised leading global alternative asset investment firm H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.) on the acquisition of Meesons Futures Limited. Meesons will join forces with H.I.G.’s existing portfolio companies, CPS and Classic Lifts, as well as recent acquisition Synecore, to form the andwis Group, a family of best-in-class technical services providers.

The team advising H.I.G. was led by Corporate partners Paul Mann and Ben Squires, and included Louise Parker, Harry Hobson, Simon Ayling, Joshua Astill-Headley and Sarah Hardman. Tax advice was provided by Mark Simpson and Alex Paterson. The firm also advised H.I.G. on the acquisition of CPS in September 2022 and Classic Lifts in December 2022.

Founded in 1864, Meesons is a physical security and entrance control solutions provider for both critical national infrastructure and the data centre, corporate, and leisure sectors. Meesons, and its team of security experts, provide its clients with certified physical security systems, including portals, speed gates, revolving doors, turnstile, and hostile vehicle mitigation solutions.

Ben Squires commented: “We’re pleased to have advised H.I.G. on its latest acquisition to form part of the newly-created andwis Group. In bringing together these companies, H.I.G. has created a leading provider of critical technical business services with future opportunities to expand.”

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