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TM Group, the UK’s leading provider of data and technology services to the property market, is pleased to announce the sale of the business to AURELIUS, a pan-European alternative investment firm with global reach focused on private equity, private debt and real estate. This partnership marks an exciting new chapter for TM Group, as it continues to streamline the property transaction for the benefit of all.
The sale will conclude the undertakings entered into following the decision of the UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) that the acquisition of TM Group by Dye & Durham, originally agreed in July 2021, would have reduced competition for the provision of property searches in England and Wales. Throughout this period of uncertainty, TM Group has continued to successfully run and grow its business, focusing on developing forward-thinking solutions to enhance and accelerate property transactions.
With AURELIUS’ support, TM Group will continue to develop and expand its portfolio of customer-facing solutions, serving all key constituents involved in property due diligence. Exciting new developments, including its Seller’s Upfront Information, Secure Data Sharing and Property DNA proposition, will further deliver on TM Group’s commitment to client service, delivering efficiency and time-saving benefits to its customers.
Joe Pepper, CEO of TM Group, commented: “We are thrilled that the sale of TM Group to AURELIUS has now been completed, and to have secured further investment from AURELIUS, a partner that shares our vision for growth and innovation. This collaboration will allow us to further develop and enhance our product offerings, leverage our strong brand recognition, and continue to build on our prominent property market presence.”
Tristan Nagler, Partner at AURELIUS, added: “We are excited to work with TM Group to enhance its best-in-class services and due diligence insights. Our investment will bring additional opportunities for TM Group to develop its innovative and market-leading product offerings at the heart of the UK property market, while also continuing to focus on outstanding client service.”
TM Group will work with AURELIUS to further enhance its end-to-end solutions for every step of the property transaction, delivered through TM Group’s proprietary software tools.
About TM Group
TM Group is a forward-thinking technology business providing best-in-class services and due diligence insights at the heart of the UK property market. With over 20 years of experience, TM Group is the expert in innovative solutions that make the complexities of the property transaction beautifully simple. TM Group’s customers include legal professionals, mortgage lenders, estate agents, and developers. TM Group delivers solutions through platforms such as tmconvey, mio, and tmconnect.
AURELIUS is a pan-European alternative investment firm. Deep operational expertise and experience enable AURELIUS to accelerate value creation within its portfolio companies. The Group has offices in London, Luxembourg, Munich, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Madrid, Milan and Dusseldorf.
Our key investment platforms are AURELIUS European Opportunities IV fund and the listed AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8, Ticker Symbol: AR4), which specialise in corporate carve-out transactions and acquiring companies with development potential in the mid-market. The investment strategy’s core element is growth of its portfolio companies, supported by a team of almost 100 operating taskforce experts.
AURELIUS Group additionally operates in the areas of growth capital, real estate and alternative lending solutions. AURELIUS Growth Investments is focused on transactions involving buy-and-builds, buyouts and succession solutions across the small cap sector. AURELIUS Real Estate Opportunities focuses on real estate investments, the value of which can be increased in the long-term by means of active management. AURELIUS Finance Company provides flexible lending solutions to firms across Europe.
With its group charity AURELIUS Refugee Initiative e.V., AURELIUS provides comprehensive support to refugees on their way towards a better life.