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Gerald Edelman's Deal Advisory team advises MAP Group on the acquisition of USL

13 Jan 2021

Gerald Edelman is delighted to announce that its Deal Advisory team has advised MAP Group (MAP), one of the leading independent providers of professional technology services to the UK communications sector, on its acquisition of USL Group (USL), a specialist services provider to the telecoms sector. Pricing and other deal terms have not been disclosed.

USL was established in 2005 and specialises in providing overhead fixed line maintenance services for the telecommunications industry across many regions of the UK. USL’s poling expertise, in particular, will add another valuable skillset to MAP’s armoury. 

MAP Group’s deep understanding of the telecommunications sector, as well as its experience and presence in the market, positions the company perfectly to support USL in realising its full potential alongside the roll out of fibre in the UK. MAP’s extensive customer base, contracts and network will enable USL to expand its offering into new regions, geographies and capabilities. 

Mike Carlin, CEO of MAP Group, commented:

“We are delighted to have secured the acquisition of USL and are incredibly excited by the growth prospects of the business as well as the many synergies that will occur from bringing the USL poling expertise into MAP. We were very grateful to have the excellent support, advice and experience of the Gerald Edelman team throughout the transaction. They were instrumental in helping us find suitable funding partners, as well as structuring, negotiating and delivering a successful deal.”

Nick Wallis, Partner in the Deal Advisory team at Gerald Edelman, added:

“We are delighted to have advised on such an exciting deal for MAP Group. It was clear from the very start of the process that MAP was the perfect home for USL, and that there were plenty of sales and operational synergies to be had. We have no doubt that both MAP and USL will have nothing but success in their new partnership going forwards. It has been a pleasure to work with Mike and his team, and we wish MAP Group a very successful future in the years to come. Acquisitions like this are a great way to expand the potential and value of your business through synergies like the ones demonstrated here."

Gerald Edelman Deal Advisory works with businesses looking to sell, raise capital for growth or acquire other companies. Contact Nick Wallis to see how his team can support you in selling your business or making strategic aquisitions.

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