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3rd December 2021

SMEs are cautiously optimistic as confidence grows

Despite lingering anxieties about the pandemic and a variety of economic and commercial issues, the majority of SMEs believe it is now imperative to begin building back from the crisis.

3rd December 2021

Global M&A reaches $5.2 trillion YTD

US$464.7 billion worth of deals were announced globally during November 2021, 22% more than the value recorded during the same month last year and the highest November total since 1999 according to Refinitiv Deals Intelligence.

3rd December 2021

Hair care brand Champo secures £550,000 GLIF funding

A London based contemporary hair care brand has secured £550,000 from the Greater London Investment Fund to support its range expansion. The funding will enable the brand to recruit a number of new employees over the next three years.

3rd December 2021

Gresham House Ventures invests £5m into Preservica

Preservica, a market leader in Active Digital Preservation software, has announced $6.8M (£5M) in investment funds from Gresham House Ventures to further accelerate product innovation in transforming the way organizations manage and protect critical long-term digital content.

3rd December 2021

Edtech startup Mindstone crowdfunds £1.4 million

Mindstone, an edtech platform rethinking online education to help people learn faster and remember more, has raised £1.44 million through a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.

3rd December 2021

Foot Anstey advises Access Group to acquire Legal Bricks

The Private Equity team at Foot Anstey LLP has supported and advised Access UK Ltd, on its acquisition of Legal Bricks. The move by Access further enhances its offering in the legal technology sector.

3rd December 2021

Armaros secures £100,000 from British Design Fund

UK equestrian start-up, Armaros, which has developed an innovative new type of flexible body armour for horse riders, has secured a £100k investment from British Design Fund.

The company was founded by Esmeralda Tuomi (pictured), a former Finnish showjumper who suffered a bad accident while riding. The body protector she was wearing at the time saved her life but like fellow riders, she found existing products to be very rigid and uncomfortable. In some cases, also impacting on balance.

3rd December 2021

Rightcharge raises £700k to accelerate adoption of smart electric vehicle charging

All-in-one charge point and EV-friendly energy tariff comparison service Rightcharge, has raised £700k in a fully subscribed Seed funding round, to help accelerate the adoption of smart EV charging in the UK.

3rd December 2021

PE acquisitions stabilise after market turbulence, say Rickitt Mitchell

The number of acquisitions made by private equity-backed businesses across the UK shown signs of stabilising after a buoyant period, according to Rickitt Mitchell’s Buy and Build Barometer.

3rd December 2021

Food brand Wild Jacks secures £250,000 growth capital from MEIF

A food & drink producer based across Lincolnshire has secured £250,000 to upgrade its production facilities, create eight jobs and service its growing customer base.  Wild Jacks Ltd secured the finance from Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), provided by The FSE Group Debt Finance Fund and backed by the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS). The MEIF funding will help to upgrade the company’s production facilities and create eight new jobs in the next year.

2nd December 2021

Enterprise Capital Funds help close the ‘equity gap’

An independent evaluation of the British Business Bank Enterprise Capital Funds (ECF) programme has found that the programme is helping to close the early-stage ‘equity gap’ 

2nd December 2021

SALESmanago acquired by SilverTree & Perwyn

GP Bullhound acted as exclusive financial advisor to SALESmanago, the leading no-code omnichannel customer engagement platform on its acquisition and growth investment by SilverTree and Perwyn. 

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