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Ultima acquires global cloud services provider Just After Midnight


March 2021


Technology and consulting services, Software

Deal Type


Our Role

Sell side & fundraising

About Just After Midnight

Just After Midnight (JAM) are the go-to cloud support partner for enterprise brands and their digital teams, providing managed cloud, 24-hour monitoring and full stack support along with DevOps consultancy. JAM look after critical websites and applications 24/7 allowing in-house teams to sleep easy. The business has also developed its signature 24/7 support services for channel partners including Marketing and Digital Agencies, ISVs and SaaS companies as well as in-house engineering teams to monitor every aspect of customer-facing, cloud-native applications with specialised engineers and proactive incident management. Just After Midnight brings with it a global 24/7 support and services capability located in London, Australia, Singapore, and the USA.

About Ultima Business Solutions (backed by Apse Capital)

Founded in 1990, Ultima is a leading strategic IT services provider, offering infrastructure solutions and professional and managed services to its diversified suite of clients in the mid-market, corporate, enterprise and public sectors Ultima designs, builds, manages, monitors and automates hybrid cloud infrastructure and workspaces to deliver true digital transformation for clients through software and a service. Widely recognised for innovation in the industry, Ultima also develops its own Intelligent Platforms (“IP”) and advanced Intelligent Automation (“IA”) solutions, allowing clients to automate and optimise business processes releasing skilled employees from repetitive tasks.

About the deal

The deal brings together two highly complementary and accomplished businesses that have become leaders in their respective spaces. JAM will form a new cloud and application services division within Ultima and will continue to scale its industry-leading full-stack 24/7 support for brands and their digital agencies.

Our work

We acted as exclusive financial adviser to the shareholders of Just After Midnight on their sale to Ultima.

When it came time to begin a process WY worked tirelessly to match our plans for the business with the search for a potential partner. WY Partners identified Ultima as a potential buyer and led the subsequent process; their judgement, investment knowledge, and collaborative approach ensured we made the best decision. They delivered value at every stage and were instrumental in the successful sale of our business. They felt very much part of our internal team throughout, and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to owners considering the sale of their business.

Sam Booth


Just After Midnight




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