Thrings advise on sale of DataShapa to Transparity Solutions

Business intelligence firm DataShapa has been acquired by market-leading Microsoft

Business intelligence firm DataShapa has been acquired by market-leading Microsoft pure play technology partner Transparity, in a deal advised by Thrings.

DataShapa, a Microsoft Gold Certified data strategy and business intelligence practice founded in 2016 by Alister Jones, providing extensive expertise in data science and business intelligence to help enterprises from all industries reach the full potential of their data, with its team of specialists enabling data-driven strategies within the Microsoft environment for some of the UK’s largest businesses.

Backed by Beech Tree Private Equity, Transparity is a market leading Microsoft pure play technology partner and specialises in providing consultancy, development and managed services on Azure, Microsoft Security, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics.

Thrings’ Corporate Team was brought in to advise DataShapa through the legal aspects of the sale late in 2022, utilising its expertise in technology and private equity, as well as its track record in advising on the sale of SMEs, to successfully complete the deal.

Thrings Partner Simon Hore, who led the team advising the shareholders of DataShapa, said: “We are pleased to have supported Alister and his team on the successful sale. The new partnership with Transparity will provide a great springboard to flourish which is also great news for its staff. We wish Alister and his team success in the future”

Alister Jones, DataShapa Founder and Managing Director, said: “I am delighted to have worked with Thrings in the successful completion of this sale. Their advice has helped to ensure the process has remained smooth throughout, helping all parties to arrive at a mutually beneficial outcome.”

Bishop Fleming provided corporate finance advice to the shareholders in respect of the sale.

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