MHA Moore and Smalley advises on sale of software firm

By MHA

15 Feb 2022

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Working Time Solutions, whose software helps some of the UK’s biggest companies plan their employee’s shift patterns, has been acquired by Belfast-based Totalmobile which offers a comprehensive range of field service management software.

MHA Moore and Smalley advised the owners of Working Time Solutions on the sale to Totalmobile. The terms of the deal are undisclosed.

WTS’ solution enables organisations to ensure the right resources are available at the right time to increase capacity and productivity, while supporting employee wellbeing and compliance.

The deal will see 60 organisations and 30,000 users of WTS’s technologies - including National Highways, Northern Gas Networks and Birmingham Airport - join Totalmobile’s growing customer base of over 1,000 organisations. WTS adds to Totalmobile’s suite of field management software which include mobile working, dynamic scheduling, job management, lone working and data analytics.

Jim Darragh, chief executive of Totalmobile, said: “Managing operational resources efficiently is more important than ever to our customers as they battle staff shortages, sickness and absence.

“By bolstering Totalmobile’s rostering software and shift pattern capabilities, we can help organisations keep their services running smoothly, efficiently and with minimum disruption to the customer experience.

“In addition, the acquisition of WTS also strengthens our footprint in the North of England and provides additional opportunity to increase our profile across the entirety of the UK and Ireland as we look to continue our growth journey.”

Rob Crossman, commercial director at WTS added, “We are delighted to be joining Totalmobile. The strong cultural, technical and market fit between the two businesses will deliver huge benefits for customers and employees.

“We’re looking forward to working with Jim Darragh and the team to bring a combined offering of Totalmobile and WTS to market and contribute to Totalmobile’s impressive ongoing growth.”

MHA Moore and Smalley’s deal team was led by corporate finance partner Andrew Feeke and associate director Ian Waddingham.

Andrew Feeke, pictured, comments: “This is a great strategic addition to Totalmobile’s stable of ‘software as a service’ solutions that help businesses operate more efficiently and effectively and look after their people.

“We’re delighted to have facilitated and supported this deal, helping the founding shareholders of Working Time Solutions to secure a bright future for the company and its staff as part of the Totalmobile family.”

WTS has around 30 staff in Manchester and has been established for more than 25 years. Totalmobile has more than 1,000 customers and 300,000 mobile-workforce users across the public services, property, facilities management, transport and infrastructure sectors.

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