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Oaklins Evelyn Partners advised tech-platform Nexus on its sale to VPS Group

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Published: 29 Sept 2022 Updated: 29 Sept 2022

Nexus through Link, its market leading proprietary platform, supports the delivery of security staffing solutions in the UK. Utilising an outsourced model, and harnessing cloud-based technology, it is the UK’s largest keyholding and alarm response provider.

VPS Group is a leading European specialist in the protection of people, property and assets on a temporary or emergency basis, as well as offering a wide range of property services for occupied property from locks and glazing to grounds services and remote site security.

Oaklins Evelyn Partners, a specialist adviser to the technology and business support service sectors, worked with the owners of Nexus to conduct an international search to find a new partner to help grow and expand their global reach. The transaction team at Oaklins consisted of Philip Barker, Dylan Polley and Smriti Mittal.

Marc Stanton, Managing Director at Nexus, said: “The Oaklins Evelyn Partners team were a pleasure to work with, helping us to build the story about the company and being available round the clock. Their international reach meant we had access to a pool of buyers many of which we did not know. This combined with their problem-solving ability and calmness meant we navigated our way safely through the process. We have completed with a buyer who we believe understands both the business and its culture and we are very excited for Nexus’s future. We would definitely work with the Oaklins team again.

Philip Barker, Director at Oaklins Evelyn Partners, said: “We are delighted to have assisted Nexus in finding a strategic partner in VPS. The partnership is supported by close cultural alignment and offers great opportunities for both parties. We wish both parties all the success in the future.”

For further information please contact:

Philip Barker


T: 020 7131 8682


Dylan Polley

Senior Manager

T: 020 7131 8344


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