Michelmores advises the management team in XVR Simulation and LearnPro eFireservice MBO sponsored by Apiary Capital

The Corporate team has acted for the management team in the Apiary Capital sponsored simultaneous management buy-outs of XVR of the Netherlands and LearnPro of the UK.

XVR's virtual reality platform provides e-learning packages which can be combined with online management of compliance. It is a global leader in its field. LearnPro eFireservice specialises in e-learning software for the NHS and the fire & rescue sector.

Combined, XVR and LearnPro provide a platform for learning management, competency reporting and training via an immersive, Virtual Reality simulated environment. Together, the merged organisations already reach over 450 fire, police and health customers in more than 50 countries. They currently train in excess of 300,000 public sector personnel annually.

Edwin Richards who led the Michelmores team said:

"It was a pleasure to advise the management team as they begin this exciting new chapter for their business. The work they undertake is vital to the continual professional development and competency-building that is required for those in the emergency and health care services. The VR innovation in training is revolutionising the public sector and we look forward to seeing its positive impacts in other industries."

Stuart Layzell, Chairman of the newly created group, said:

"Edwin and the Michelmores team were very helpful in providing clear and pragmatic advice to the investing management and founders in a complex transaction with international dimensions."

Jeniv Shah of Apiary Capital commented:

"Michelmores played a key role in getting this transaction to completion and we are very pleased to have had them on the deal."

The Corporate team was supported by Sacha Pickering and Katie MacLean in banking, and James Baker in employment.