Case Study


Trade Sale of Screentime Labs to US based Awareness Technologies

We were delighted to help local dad, Steve Vangesse, realise the value in his growing technology business, Screetime Labs, creator and B2C reseller of software that lets parents manage the time their children spend on their tablets and smartphones.

Screentime was created by Steve Vangesse in an effort to help him reduce the time this three children spent on their new tables without the use of timers, nagging or even hiding their technology!  Steve could find nothing sufficiently helpful online at the time, so set about building something for himself.

Steve launched the app on the Play Store and it quickly became a global hit with parents facing similar issues from Australia, to Brazil, and the United States.  18 months later and the business had the attention of global players including Google.

Building Value

  • Trade Sale

    Thanks to well thought out deal structuring, the transaction delivered Steve’s value expectations whilst partnering the business with an acquirer who's intentions are to continuing to invest in and develop the Bristol team.

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  • Deal structuring

    The approach to buy the business came early in the development cycle of the business. A wee considered deal had to be structured to allow the transaction to proceed and the shareholders to continue benefiting from the exceptional growth in the business.

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“Nathan has been a massive help in the sale of my company Screen Time Labs. Throughout the whole process it was very comforting to know I had him and the Shaw & Co team fighting my corner. He was invaluable during negotiations, with a deep knowledge of the technical details and an expert ability in communicating complex issues coupled with a strong drive to move the process forward. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Shaw & Co and Nathan in particular – my only regret is that I didn’t bring them in earlier in the process.”
Steve Vangesse Screentime Labs

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