Case Study

One Team Logic

Secured £3.2m funding from Octopus Investments

Just 3 years in the making, Martin, Mike and Darryl had successfully built and were rapidly selling their safeguarding software MyConcern® to schools and sporting bodies across the UK.  We were delighted to help the team secure £3.2m of development capital from Octopus Investments, to further accelerate growth and drive the business into new markets and sectors.

One Team Logic seeks to address issues arising from schools, and other institutions working with young children holding safeguarding records in paper-based files. Such systems inevitably lack real time reporting and trend analysis and are prone to oversight and inefficiency. Reporting of serious case issues are consistently missed causing untold harm to vulnerable children and young adults.  MyConcern rectifies this, allowing issues to be identified and resolved early on.

The business has secured a strong foothold in the school and sports sectors and was seeking growth capital to become the dominant player in their existing markets whilst expanding into new territories and sectors.

We worked closely with the business early on, challenging and supporting the Board in a hands-on manner to allow their business plan and financial forecasts to be brought to life in a robust and commercially attractive form. After presenting the business to a range of investors, we leveraged our independent position to negotiate the best deal for the business and were instrumental in navigating the inevitable speed bumps that arise in every transaction.

Building Value

  • Preparation

    Challenging the commercial rationale and internal consistencies of the growth strategy allowed the team to refine and hone their plans such that presentations to investors were clear, concise, delivered with confidence and stood up to scrutiny.

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  • Investment

    Finding the right investment partner for the business was a key requirement. Securing the backing of an investor like Octopus provides an unrivalled opportunity for the team to realise their ambition for the business.

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  • Deal navigation

    At some point in all transactions an event, issue or decision will arise that can irrevocably change the direction of the deal for the better or worse. Once again, our understanding what makes investors tick and having past experiences of navigating common events ensured we delivered another highly successful outcome.

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We knew from the moment that we met Jim Shaw and Nathan Morgan from Shaw & Co that they were absolutely the right people for us to work with.  Their integrity, knowledge and skill, as well as the outstanding levels of service that we have experienced throughout the process have been truly exceptional
Martin Baker, CEO One Team Logic

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