Inflexion’s Majority Investment in Sparta Global


Squire Patton Boggs has advised Inflexion on a majority investment in Sparta Global on the deal. Osborne Clarke has advised the sellers and management team of Sparta Global.

Inflexion Enterprise Fund V, Inflexion’s lower mid-market fund, executed a majority investment in Sparta Global, an innovative technology and training services provider.

Predominantly an early-careers and graduate employer, technology services company Sparta Global gives individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and with a passion for technology access to free training in areas such as data engineering, software engineering, DevOps and business analysis. The company then deploys these “Spartans” in relevant roles with its clients, plugging the skills gap between university education and technology and business professionals. By ensuring its own intake is diverse, Sparta helps its clients achieve their own diversity and inclusion (D&I) objectives, and also provides advice around initiatives to improve D&I. The business has a client base consisting of UK corporates and public sector organisations.

Inflexion is a mid-market private equity firm investing in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams and working in partnership with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10 million to £250 million of equity in each deal. With bespoke teams and dedicated capital, Inflexion’s funds invest across all sectors from offices in London and Manchester.

Squire Patton Boggs team was led by Corporate partners David Milne (Picture) in Leeds and Ben Squires in London.

The team was led by Partner Edward Persse (M&A), who was supported by Partner Alistair Francis (PE), Senior Associate Andrew Carter (M&A), Senior Associate Will Nicolson (PE) and Associate Krish Mistry (M&A). In addition to Partner Kevin Barrow (Workforce Solutions), Consultant Francis Lewis (Workforce Solutions), Legal Director Alfred Church (Litigation), Partner David Nisbet (Tax), Legal Director Rebecca Scott (Banking) and Associate Lara Flynn (Employment).

Involved fees earner: David Milne – Squire Patton Boggs; Ben Squires – Squire Patton Boggs;

Law Firms: Squire Patton Boggs;

Clients: Inflexion Private Equity;