Press releases | Private Equity & Financial Sponsors, Tax | 22 May 2019

The Access Group acquires Joyful

Overview

Travers Smith LLP has advised The Access Group, the UK's leading provider of software to growing mid-market businesses and charities, on its acquisition of the Joyful business.

Joyful is a Not-For-Profit donor and member attraction software supplier with over 10 years’ experience providing solutions exclusively to charity and membership organisations. It is the leading provider of SaaS-based website technology platforms to such organisations.

Following on from Access' acquisition of Rapidata in November 2018, on which Travers Smith also advised, the acquisition of Joyful further demonstrates Access' drive for innovation within the Not-For-Profit software sector.

The Travers Smith team was led by Private Equity and Financial Sponsors Partners Ian Shawyer and Emma Havas with support from Associates Natasha Cheung and Laura Kelly. Specialist tax advice was provided by Tax Partner Hannah Manning and Associate Katherine Williamson.