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4th August 2021

Palatine-backed CTS snaps up Yorkshire environmental consultancy

PALATINE-backed Construction Testing Solutions (CTS), a leading provider of construction consulting and testing services, has completed the acquisition of Silkstone Environmental Limited (SEL), a multi-disciplined consultancy specialising in minerals and waste management planning & permitting, site investigation, environmental monitoring and surveying.

4th August 2021

Evoke Creative acquires app design and development agency, Apposing Ltd

BGF-backed Evoke Creative Ltd – the leading specialist in kiosk, digital signage and interactive solutions for the retail, hospitality and public sectors – has acquired Liverpool-based app design and development agency, Apposing Ltd, as part of their wider expansion strategy. 

3rd August 2021

Livingbridge invests in connectivity and IoT specialist North

 

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, has announced  investment into North SP Group (North) and follow on acquisition of Data Techniques. North is a highly technical integrated technology specialist delivering end-to-end networking and IoT application design, implementation, support, and managed services throughout the UK. North prides itself on driving innovation and leading the industry in adoption of emerging technologies. Led by CEO, Glen Williams, North has over 270 staff, of which around 160 provide technical services.

 

3rd August 2021

Private equity funding helps provide promising outlook for training provider

One of the UK’s leading apprenticeship and adult education providers which secured private equity funding to become an independent business last year has significantly improved its performance over the last two years – despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

2nd August 2021

Venari Security raises series A funding

Venari Security, the defender of encrypted networks, has raised a Series A funding of £4.2m with a post money valuation of £14.2m. With some of the best known and most influential figures in the cybersecurity industry onboard including Paddy McGuinness, the UK’s former Deputy National Security Adviser for Intelligence, Security and Resilience; Lane Bess, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Palo Alto Networks; and Cris Conde, former Chief Executive Officer of Sungard, the company is primed for success by fundamentally transforming organisations’ ability to accurately and quickly spot threats concealed in encrypted traffic.

2nd August 2021

Fitch Ventures leads $6m investment into impact tech company Diginex

Diginex, the disruptive impact technology company helping to solve the world’s most pressing ESG and sustainability challenges, has closed a $6m Series A round led by Fitch Ventures, the equity investment arm of Fitch Group, bringing the total amount raised to over $8m. The funding round will enable Diginex to continue development of its blockchain-enabled SaaS products as well as deepen its global digital distribution channels.      

2nd August 2021

MMC and Local Globe invest in menopause healthtech

Vira Health, a digital health company focused on improving long-term health for women, has raised £1.5M in seed funding from LocalGlobe, MMC Ventures, and angel investors including Megumi Ikeda, Managing Director, Hearst Ventures, Andrea Zitna of Elvie, former Spotify executive Sofia Bendz, founder of GoCardless Matt Robinson, and Simon Lambert, former CTO, MOO.com, and Treatwell. 

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.

 

30th July 2021

Peppy raises £6.6m to scale its personalised  employee healthcare

Peppy, a B2B digital health platform, has announced a £6.6m Series A funding round. Peppy provides tailored, expert-led support to individuals before they need to see a doctor, bridging the gap between online searches and hard-to-access clinical care. The investment was led by Felix Capital with previous investors including Outward VC, Seedcamp, and Hambro Perks, also participating. 

30th July 2021

4D Biomaterials raises £1.6m led by DSW Ventures for 3D printed implants

4D Biomaterials, a medtech company which has developed a new biomaterial used for 3D printing medical implants, has completed a £1.6m funding round led by DSW Ventures.

30th July 2021

Patchwork Health raises £3.5m to end NHS staff burnout

Patchwork Health, the healthcare staffing platform founded by doctors, has raised £3.5m to accelerate their mission to solve the NHS burnout crisis. The funding, from Praetura Ventures and BMJ New Ventures, comes as an NHS workforce 'emergency' is declared and waiting lists reach record highs.

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