Civica Group’s Acquisition of Carval Computing Limited


Charles Russell Speechlys has advised the Civica Group (an investee company of OMERS Private Equity) on the acquisition of Carval Computing Limited, a market leader in business-critical software applications, digital solutions and outsourcing services.

Based in Plymouth and Newport Pagnell with offices in Harlow, Carval provides integrated HR and payroll systems and related payroll processing services, including cloud-based solutions, employee self-service technology and mobile apps. Its software applications are used in more than 300 installations, ranging from organizations with fewer than 100 employees to those with more than 10,000, spanning both public and private sectors.

The acquisition brings complementary capability which the Civica Group does not currently offer, adding to Civica’s broad portfolio and strengthening its capability to expand on the current market presence of both organisations.

The Charles Russell Speechlys core team comprised Corporate Partner and Head of Private Equity Malcolm MacDougall (Picture), Corporate Associates Lucy Thorpe and James Moubray, Corporate Tax Senior Associate Robert Birchall, and members of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Intellectual Property teams.

Involved fees earner: Malcolm MacDougall – Charles Russell Speechlys; James Moubray – Charles Russell Speechlys; Robert Birchall – Charles Russell Speechlys;

Law Firms: Charles Russell Speechlys;

Clients: Civica Group Limited;