onefourzero has received backing from a syndicate of angel investors led by ex-Bridgepoint PE partner as it launches US office and plans for expansion in Europe and APAC.
onefourzero, London headquartered commercial and digital consulting firm has received backing from a group of investors led by former head of consumer at Bridgepoint Jason McGibbon. Jason, who now has a range of investor-director roles will be joined by backers from the banking and entrepreneur world.
Growth on the horizon
Fleur Hicks has led the team and the business to bring in growth capital and an elite executive board to accelerate future expansion. Recently opening a US office in Boston to help service their existing global client base, this power investment group, with Fleur remaining as CEO and Partner, will assist onefourzero in continuing its international expansion drive with eyes on APAC and EU offices on the horizon.
Jason McGibbon , Chairman, said, “I’m delighted to be backing Fleur and her team and look forward to developing the business both in terms of its product set and geographic reach”.
onefourzero disrupts the M&A diligence and consulting market with a cutting edge tech enabled, data led service approach. onefourzero’s product suite now includes M&A, a digital data monitoring subscription-based platform (threesixty) and Value Creation arm, firmly positioning themselves as leaders in data-driven M&A and brand consulting.
Fleur Hicks, the CEO, added, “Jason and his PE team were one of our first clients seven years ago and he has been supportive of onefourzero’s journey from the outset, quickly understanding that the application of big and alt data to investment processes and business strategy adds high impact value. I’m excited to have Jason and his fellow investors on board for the next leg of our growth journey”.
This transaction sees the exit of founder Luke Kennedy with Fleur remaining within the business to continue its growth plans.