Catax, part of US-based Ryan International, has acquired a leading UK-based grant funding and consultancy firm, Granted Consultancy (“Granted”).
Based in Exeter, Granted helps clients secure funding opportunities for further innovation through end-to-end services, including grant writing consultancy, grant project management and R&D tax credits.
Isca Ventures acted as lead corporate finance advisers to the founders and owners of Granted.
“Our team is honoured to join Catax and Ryan’s grant funding and R&D tax credits team,” said Tom Kennard, co-founder and Director of Granted. “As a global leader in this space, it makes sense to harness our knowledge and expertise to work together for the betterment of our clients. From a workplace culture standpoint, Catax and Ryan are a perfect fit for our team to serve our clients and grow their careers.”
“Granted is a well-respected leader in the UK grant funding market,” said Mark Tighe, founder of Catax. “Joining forces makes perfect sense, as we are now able to offer more robust funding solutions and expand the work we do for clients. We are thrilled to have the Granted team on board.”
“The growth of our innovation grants practice this year through the acquisitions of Catax, Access2Funding, and now Granted has created one of the largest innovation grants practices in the UK,” said Ryan President of European and Asia-Pacific Operations Jon C. Sweet. “We are better able to serve clients with this deep bench of experienced funding experts and add value by offering Ryan’s full suite of industry-leading tax services and innovative software solutions.”
“We have worked with Isca Ventures over the past couple of years to prepare our business for sale and appreciated their help and support in our sale process” added Jon Williams, co-founder and Director of Granted.