Venture 9 advises on the MBO of Ixis
Mike Carter and Chris Haslam of Ixis IT

For the last several months, I have been working with the founders of Ixis IT, the leading software house in the UK for open source software, Drupal on their Management Buy Out (MBO). Ixis IT was founded in Aug 2004 by Mike Carter and Chris Haslam on an equal shareholding leveraging their individual core competencies. In […]

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Service Offering: M&A and Investments

I first met ex-CEO of CashTech (after his company was acquired by FundTech) on a flying visit to meet me near Manchester Airport in 2017, which resulted in FundTech acquiring Accountis for £5.8 million in cash. Whilst my role was limited, this was the first M&A where I had a part to play, especially where […]

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Service Offering: Interim Chief Partnerships Officer and Integrations
power of partnerships

Since beginning of my career in 1992, I have been building partnerships of one kind or another. In mid ’90s, as an employee of two large global engineering consultancies, I built partnerships with consortia to go after large infrastructure contracts (e.g. winning the 30 year concession to build and operate Croydon Tramlink). Since becoming a […]

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Service offering: Productising your technologies, projects and services

I’ve turned ideas into products, platforms and commercialised them through companies for over 10 years. I’ve also helped a larger company turned an internal technology project into a Platform and eventually a new technology company. I’ve already started discussing with a number of companies in repeating the same, and would like to highlight a number potential […]

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Service offering: Interim Chief Strategy Officer #CSO

Business is hard. It’s especially harder during the initial years when no one has heard of you. Through sheer gut and perseverance, those who continue beyond the initial years, start to grow slowly until you reach a pivotal point when you start to achieve significant revenue growth. I have seen this first hand with a number […]

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Digital vs Business Transformation

According to i-scoop, digital transformation is, the profound and accelerating transformation of business activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of digital technologies and their impact across society in a strategic and prioritized way. For me, at it’s simplest form, it’s about moving from traditional offline sales based organisation to […]

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Welcome to Venture 9

  Welcome to Venture 9 through which I offer consultancy and advisory services from Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs) to large corporates. Whilst I am willing to take on almost any project within my range of competencies, following are six areas I prefer to focus on: Digital transformation – helping companies to switch from traditional sales based […]

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