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3rd August 2021

Mayfair Equity Partners backs management buy-out of Tangle Teezer

Mayfair Equity Partners, the leading tech and consumer growth investor, has completed an investment in Tangle Teezer, the category-defining British haircare brand. Mayfair will hold a majority stake in the business. Additional deal terms have not been disclosed.

30th July 2021

Foresight completes 4th exit this year with sale of Poppy & Jacks Nursery Group

Foresight Group has sold Poppy & Jacks Limited, a market leading children’s nursery chain in North West England.

 

29th July 2021

Graphite Capital acquires Wonderbly

Graphite Capital, a leading UK mid-market private equity specialist, has acquired Wonderbly, the world’s leading publishing platform for personalised children’s books. The company is also developing innovative personalised products for third-party clients.

26th July 2021

Green Mile secures £180,000 MEIF investment

Cardboard Bedding Ltd, trading as Green Mile, is relocating to Prees in Shropshire after securing £180,000 from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF).

21st July 2021

BGF completes significant investment in AD Williams

AD Williams – a leading accident repair group – has received a multi-million-pound investment from BGF. The funding will be used for the partial realisation of shareholder value and to facilitate the long-term growth of the group.

19th July 2021

Bower Collective raises £2.1m led by Oxford Capital

Bower Collective, the sustainable consumer goods business has raised £2.1 million in seed stage fundraising.  The round led by Oxford Capital and Doehler Ventures will accelerate the growth of the business through packaging innovation and new product development to increase market share. 

16th July 2021

QVentures invests in Wildpoint, a marketplace for campers

QVentures has announced their latest fund investment into Wildpoint, a marketplace that allows campers to find and book outdoor stays at campsites, caravans, tipis, and cabins.  Wildpoint, a new outdoor experience platform, enables lovers of the outdoors to search, browse and book outdoor stays effortlessly, saving users hours of planning time. The online marketplace – with its mission to “make the outdoors more accessible to all” – gives people the ability to search for campsite stays, glamping stays and private and unique camping spots whilst filtering these based on site characteristics such as waterfalls, lakes and forests, as well as by nearby activities, such as wild swimming, surfing or mountain biking.

9th July 2021

BGF exits investment in Click Travel

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor, has announced a successful exit of its investment in Click Travel, the fast growth business travel management company. The business has been acquired by leading global travel management platform, TravelPerk. 

5th July 2021

Sustainable ecommerce service Haru  secures £450k

E-commerce start-up Haru has secured just under half a million pounds of investment from the COVID-19 Equity Investment Fund (CEIF), Co Fund NI, part of Invest Northern Irelands Access to Finance portfolio, and private investors through the Halo & Business Angel Network (HBAN) Ulster Network.

1st July 2021

Heating disruptor Boiler Plan gains investment for Yorkshire training centre

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) and managed by Maven Capital Partners, has invested £250,000 in Boiler Plan to support the company’s growth and training centre in Featherstone, West Yorkshire.  The transaction also includes a £500,000 investment from the North East Development Capital Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund also managed by Maven, and a further £750,000 was invested on behalf of the Government’s Future Fund.

25th June 2021

YFM backs Scottish travel business Traveltek

YFM Equity Partners is continuing to support the growth of innovative Scottish software business Traveltek with a £1.3m investment from funds managed by YFM and co-investor FTI LLP.

24th June 2021

Oxwash’s green tech secures £2.08m to accelerate the cleanup laundry sector

Putting a sustainable spin on laundry, Oxwash, the UK-based startup backed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has raised £2.08m ($3M) in seed expansion investment, to clean up the traditional and environmentally costly washing and dry cleaning sector with its space-age technology.

Raising £5.2M ($7M) to date, the company founded in 2018 by ex-NASA scientist and Forbes’s Europe’s 30 under 30 alumni, Dr Kyle Grant and Oxford engineer Tom de Wilson, uses water-saving ozone technology to sterilize fabrics at lower temperatures, thermal and biodegradable chemical processes to achieve higher than medical-grade disinfection, dissolvable laundry bags, along with electric cargo bikes for hyper local pickups and deliveries.

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