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23rd April 2021

Committed Capital sells interest in Fairstone to TA Associates

Committed Capital has sold its equity interest in Fairstone, the acquisitive full-service wealth management and chartered financial planning firm, to global private equity house TA Associates.

23rd April 2021

Financial Services Capital backs NYMBUS with $15 million

Financial Services Capital, the private equity investor dedicated to the European financial services sector, has completed $15 million in new financing for NYMBUS®, a leading provider of banking technology solutions, doubling its total investment in the company to more than $31m.

19th April 2021

Finch Capital’s Nomu Pay acquires key Wirecard APAC entities

Finch Capital, through Nomu Pay, has reached an agreement to acquire Wirecard Payment entities in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. 

16th April 2021

Foresight Group completes investment into Beckett Investment Management Group

 

Foresight Group, a leading private equity and infrastructure investment manager listed on the London Stock Exchange, has announced an equity investment into Beckett Investment Management Group Limited, a Chartered Financial Planner and leading regional provider of financial, wealth management and employee benefits advice to private clients and companies, primarily in East Anglia. This is the third investment from the Foresight East of England Fund, which targets investments in established, profitable SMEs in the East of England.

 

16th April 2021

Ingenious completes two new real estate development loans totalling £12.8m

 

Ingenious has announced that Ingenious Real Estate Finance LLP has completed two new loans totalling £12.8 million to fund new residential development projects in North Devon and the Cotswolds.

 

15th April 2021

Circularity Capital supports Grover’s €60m Series B fundraise

Circularity Capital LLP has announced a follow-on investment in consumer technology subscriptions expert Grover. Coming as part of the company’s €60m Series B funding round, the commitment will support Grover in its ambitions of tripling subscriptions before the end of the year and driving an industry shift toward a more circular approach to consumer electronics.

9th April 2021

One Utility Bill raises £1.6m in latest fundraise

One Utility Bill - the Newcastle-based business which simplifies the utilities experience for consumers, landlords and letting agents - has raised a further £1.6m in its second fundraise within a year. The follow-on investment round was led by incumbent investors DSW Ventures, the venture capital business of the Dow Schofield Watts group, alongside the North East Innovation Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Northstar Ventures.

1st April 2021

Fintech platform Butter raises £15m via BCI Finance

Butter, the London based fintech platform that started life as the UK’s first Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) travel agency, has just closed a £15.8m funding round to accelerate the rollout of its responsible open-banking based BNPL shopping app. 

29th March 2021

Personal money app Ziglu raises £900k via Angel Investment Network

Personal money app Ziglu has raised nearly £900,000 through Angel Investment Network, the world’s largest online angel investment network, as part of a £6.1m seed round. Ziglu, founded by Mark Hipperson, bridges the worlds of cash and crypto by providing safe, simple access to cryptocurrencies fully integrated with a GBP account and Mastercard debit card.

26th March 2021

British Business Investments commits £10m to Co-Fund NI

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has committed £10m to Co-Investment Fund (Co-Fund) NI helping to provide growth capital to early stage, high potential smaller businesses in Northern Ireland.

24th March 2021

Ian Sayers to step down as AIC chief

Ian Sayers, Chief Executive of the Association of Investment Companies (AIC), has decided to step down later this year.

Ian was appointed Chief Executive of the AIC in January 2010, having joined the Association as Technical Director in November 1999. Ian has agreed to stay in position whilst a search for a new Chief Executive is undertaken. A full search will be completed by Odgers Berndtson and further details about the position can be found here. The AIC will make a further announcement later this year and it is expected that the process will be concluded by the end of 2021.

16th March 2021

NatWest readies SMEs for next phase of recovery

 

NatWest has launched MentorDigital, a free new digital advice platform for SMEs, which offers employment law, HR and health and safety guidance, as the UK takes its next steps out of lockdown.

 

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