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16th July 2019

Qube coworking space for creatives raises £1.9m seed round

The Qube the capital’s coworking studio complex for creatives has announced a £1.9m funding round led by the Angel CoFund, UK music industry veterans AEI Group, and a strategic cohort of angel investors including co-founder of Mixcloud, Nikhil Shah, and ex-MD and co-founder of Investec, Bernard Kantor. The funding will be used to develop their 16,000 square foot flagship site ahead of its launch.


1st July 2019

Digital rewards platform WeGift raises £4 million funding

WeGift, the digital rewards platform, has secured £4 million in Series A funding, led by Fred Destin at Stride.vc, who also joins the Board of Directors, and other high-profile investors including SAP.iO fund and Unilever Ventures. WeGift also announced new angel investors including James Hind, founder of Carwow and Eamon Jubbawy at Onfido. This investment round will help WeGift deliver on its vision of creating the world’s first real-time infrastructure for digital rewards and incentives. The funds will be used to further scale WeGift’s operations, as well as to support the company’s expansion to the US, and for further investment in its technology platform. 

7th June 2019

3 million UK businesses struggle to stay on top of finances

Research by Funding Options, the UK’s leading business finance marketplace, has revealed that half (51%) of UK small and medium business owners 

7th June 2019

BGF invests in high-growth Extentia Group

BGF, a leading investor in high-growth UK businesses, has invested £10m of equity in Extentia Group, the property services business formed through the acquisitions of Styles & Wood Group PLC and Southerns Ltd.  BGF previously invested in Styles & Wood PLC in 2015 to support the management team’s successful growth strategy whilst listed on the AIM market.

30th May 2019

Global Tech Advocates launches Tech Japan Advocates

Global Tech Advocates (GTA), the international private sector network connecting tech hubs around the world, has launched Tech Japan Advocates 

21st May 2019

Panoramic Growth Equity backed Quill is aquired by Webedia Group

Panoramic Growth Equity, the leading equity investor in fast growth, entrepreneurial companies today announce that portfolio company Quill has been acquired by French media group Webedia.

15th May 2019

Robert Half UK research reveals heightened need for digital experience amongst CEOs

Digital disruption has heightened the need for technological experience amongst leaders of the UK’s biggest businesses, yet broader boardroom diversity is failing to progress, according to new data from specialist recruitment firm, Robert Half UK.

According to the results of the annual Robert Half FTSE 100 CEO Tracker, the proportion of FTSE 100 CEOs with a background in technology has increased by 27% in the last year, with 14% of CEOs now having a background in the sector. This includes 30% of all new CEOs appointed in the last year. In contrast the number of FTSE leaders with retail and hospitality experience is in decline, from 21% in 2016 to 15% in 2019. Of the new CEOs appointed this year, just one (10%) had a background in retail and hospitality.

10th May 2019

Bowmark Capital backed The Instant Group acquires Incendium Consulting

The Instant Group, which was backed by Bowmark Capital last year, has acquired Incendium Consulting Ltd., an independent corporate real estate consultancy.

15th April 2019

BGF invests in BB7 to create leading fire and security consultancy

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has invested £6m in BB7, the high-growth fire sector specialist, to create the leading UK fire and security consultancy through acquisition. This begins with the acquisition of Manchester-based specialist fire consultancy Omega Fire, which will broaden BB7’s geographic reach and service offering to customers.

1st April 2019

Cavendish Corporate Finance announces first buy-side deal

Cavendish Corporate Finance has advised Inflexion Private Equity on its successful buyout of Creative Car Park Limited (CCP), the UK’s foremost provider of car park management solutions for small businesses. The investment is being made by Inflexion Buyout Fund V, Inflexion’s dedicated mid-market fund.

18th March 2019

BGF invests £11.6m in Invenio Business Solutions

BGF has invested £11.6m in Invenio, a UK-headquartered and global provider of business focussed technology solutions and consulting services, to support the business’s continued growth.

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Reading, Invenio provides consulting services and technology solutions for organisations in the media, manufacturing & logistics, and public sector verticals.

18th March 2019

HR tech platform Hibob raises $20 million series A funding

London and Tel Aviv based HR tech platform Hibob has raised $20m in Series A+ funding, led by existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Battery Ventures, Eight Roads, Arbor Ventures, and Presidio Ventures.

This latest investment will support the company’s next phase of hyper growth, helping to establish Hibob as the platform of choice for mid-size fast-growing companies, accelerating its US presence, expanding to more countries across Europe and hiring more tech talent people into the organisation.

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