Case study

Commsworld: Backing National roll-out

Leading internet company secures backing to speed organic growth across Scotland and the UK.

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Sector
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms

Commsworld provides connectivity, cloud, security, unified comms, and IT infrastructure services to the public and private sectors.

Employees: 110

Deal type
  • Development capital

Commsworld is an Edinburgh-headquartered telecommunications and ISP provider, founded in 1994.

The company provides connectivity, cloud, security, unified comms, and IT infrastructure services to the public and private sectors. Key client relationships include Taylor Wimpey, Skyscanner and Edinburgh Airport.

Commsworld has 110 employees based across its offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Aberdeen.

Investing for growth

In December 2019 Commsworld’s management team led by CEO Ricky Nicol chose to partner with LDC.

We had the choice of a number of options for investment, but we have built a strong relationship with LDC who share our vision for the business and can provide the right balance of support, experience and contacts to help us deliver.”
Ricky Nicol, CEO
Commsworld

Our investment is helping the team to build on the success of the business in recent years and bring its super-fast and resilient connectivity to more organisations across Scotland and the UK.

As part of the transaction, telecoms expert John Trower joined Commsworld as Chairman. John has significant experience of working for and advising private equity backed telecoms businesses and has held board roles at Metronet UK and Glasgow-based My1Login.

The deal provided an exit for the remaining Non-Executive Directors and private shareholders.