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  • Status: Current
  • Date: 2022
  • Sector:
    • Business & Technology Services
  • Location: UK

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Actica Consulting

Actica Consulting is a specialist provider of digital transformation, cybersecurity and technical consultancy services. Sovereign has backed the management team to grow the business through a Buy & Build strategy to diversify its services and end markets, and to leverage its skill sets into other relevant sectors.

Investment Background

Founded in 1998, David Haws and Andy Evason soon established Actica as a high-quality business and technical consultancy. The company continued to evolve and deliver consistent growth. Dr Mike Murphy joined the business in 2002 and in 2016 became Managing Director.

Sovereign had followed the business for eight years, and recognised its premium offering and the opportunities to develop the business in this rapidly evolving market. We were keen to invest and back management's ambitions for the business – in 2022 the MBO was completed. Actica's founders materially reinvested in the business and remain on the Board as non-executive directors.

The Story So Far

Headquartered in Guildford, Actica operates across the UK's large, dynamic public sector market, working with clients to support the delivery of critical, multi-year programmes. The business enables clients to become more efficient, effective and secure through supporting areas including strategy creation, architecture development, digital transformation, cyber security optimisation, data analytics and business intelligence.

Actica has a team of more than 200 highly qualified, security cleared staff, and a strong reputation for technical excellence, collaborative problem solving and delivery: the business was ranked as a 'Leading Management Consultancy' by the FT in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Sovereign has partnered with the management team to grow the business both organically and through selective acquisitions to diversify its services and end markets and to leverage the current skill sets into other relevant sectors.

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We spent a lot of time getting to know the Sovereign team and believe they are a strong fit both in terms of their track record and approach. By further developing and diversifying our services into new areas, we will be able to further strengthen our capabilities and create new opportunities for growth.

Dr Mike Murphy / Managing Director

Actica Consulting Awards

Megabuyte50, one of the UK's top 50 mid-market tech firms

Financial Times, named as one of UK's leading management consultants, 2023