2nd December 2021
The growth equity investor Gresham House Ventures has sold its stake in Vian Marketing, the holding company for successful stand-up paddleboard owner Tushingham Sails, best known for its Red Paddle Co. brand.
2nd December 2021
Metaview - the pioneering Interview Intelligence platform - has announced its $6 million seed funding round, bringing the total amount raised to $7.6 million. Metaview’s platform enables fast-scaling businesses to harness data to strengthen and optimise the most important part of the hiring process - the interview. The round was led by Vertex Ventures US, alongside additional investors Fly Ventures, Seedcamp, Village Global, PrimeSet, Moving Capital (Uber alumni fund), and Palumni (Palantir alumni fund)
23rd November 2021
YFM Equity Partners, has once again seen the offers for its two managed Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) fully subscribed in a matter of weeks. After launching on 22 September, it has already succeeded in raising £60m of committed funds as it continues to invest in SMEs nationwide, with a focus on businesses in the tech sector.
16th November 2021
NVM Private Equity has invested £14.8 million into The Salocin Group to fund the acquisition of customer data specialist business, Edit, from its previous owners, Kin + Carta PLC.
This is the first transaction completed by The Salocin Group in support of their strategy to build a data powered marketing services group, focused on marketing technology, CRM, analytics, content development, and media optimisation.
10th November 2021
Maven Capital Partners has led a £2.1 million investment in FodaBox (formerly BoroughBox), a provider of logistical services to over 1,400 independent food and drink brands.
The investment comprises £1.5 million from Maven’s VCTs alongside £600,000 from angel investors. This will enable the business to expand its operations, open a third warehouse, develop its software and analytical tools further, and launch its own private-label products.
10th November 2021
Experienced private equity and venture capital finance director Marcus Karia has joined fast growing YFM Equity Partners (YFM) as chief financial officer.
4th November 2021
Maven Capital Partners, one of the UKs most active investors in growing businesses, has invested £3.25 million in London-based RwHealth
2nd November 2021
Forensic Analytics, a digital forensics company whose communications analysis software is used by police forces throughout the UK, has secured a £4.5m investment from Mercia Asset Management PLC. The funding, which comes from Mercia’s own balance sheet and the Northern VCT Funds managed by Mercia, will allow it to further invest into its innovative cloud-based software platform and expand its sales internationally.
28th October 2021
HUBX, a deal syndication platform for banks and brokerage firms, has raised over $1.5 million extension led by Mandalore Partners and ACF Investors’ Delta Fund. This follows an initial raise of $5.5 million announced earlier this year, led by Barclays, Elite and Basinghall Partners, and brings the total to $7 million for this round. HUBX clients and partners include Tier 1 banks, Finastra and Barclays.
26th October 2021
Pembroke VCT, the venture capital trust focused on backing early-stage businesses with exceptional founders and management teams, has invested £2m into JustWears, the men’s basic wear brand focused on comfortable, sustainable and high-performance fabrics.
20th October 2021
Calculus portfolio company, CloudTrade, has been acquired by Advanced, a leading provider of business software, delivering a 4x return to Calculus investors in just over 3 years.
8th October 2021
Pembroke VCTthe venture capital trust focused on backing early-stage businesses with exceptional founders and management teams, has invested £1m into Peckwater Brands, the creator of data-driven virtual food brands, which develops delivery-only, fully-serviced food concepts to increase revenue for existing restaurants, its franchisees.