Advising DevOpsGroup’s shareholders on its sale to Sourced Group

Cardiff-based DevOpsGroup has joined Sourced Group – an Amdocs Company and a leading global technology consultancy specializing in large-scale cloud transformations. Capital’s Corporate team, including Laura Spendiff and Hakeem Din, advised the shareholders of DevOpsGroup on the sale to Sourced.

Founded in 2013 by chief executive James Smith and chief technology officer Steve Thair, DevOpsGroup is focused on advising enterprise customers on adopting modern software development models and shifting to cloud-based environments. It acts as both an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and Microsoft Azure Gold Partner. DevOpsGroup received investment from BGF in 2018, BGF’s first investment in Wales, to fuel the acceleration of the consultancy services, and build on its strong sales momentum.

Sourced Group has a strong global presence with offices across North America, and APAC and had ambition to expand this global footprint into the EMEA region. Its parent company, Amdocs is a NASDAQ listed company and market-leading software and services provider for the global communications and media industry, serving the world’s leading service providers, such as AT&T, BT, Vodafone.

The new partnership will see Sourced Group combine their experience of delivering complex cloud solutions to financial services organisations of all sizes with DevOpsGroup’s significant experience in the EMEA region, enabling the launch of new service offerings further into new territories and with new clients.

James Smith, chief executive at DevOpsGroup, said:

Capital Law has been a long term legal partner to DevOpsGroup supporting us through every stage of our growth. The professional, clear guidance they provide has always been excellent. To have Laura and her team support us through our acquisition by Amdocs gave DevOpsGroup the utmost confidence that we would have the support we needed to ensure the transaction was successful.”

Laura Spendiff, Senior Associate at Capital Law, said:

It’s been a pleasure acting for the DevOpsGroup team since the BGF investment in 2018. They have built a fantastic business, and this transaction proves it. By partnering with such a big player, DevOpsGroup are taking their success story beyond Wales, onto the global stage. We wish James, Steve and the rest of DevOpsGroup team the best of luck in the next phase of growth with Sourced.”

The shareholders were also advised by Lexington Corporate Finance (corporate finance advisor), Parisi Tax (tax advisor) and MSF (US legal counsel).