20th March 2019
Praetura Ventures is raising money for its first Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund, as part of its mission to bridge the estimated £300m venture capital funding gap for scaling businesses in the North West of England. The company plans to raise £15m of EIS capital to fund around eight to 10 early-stage companies in the region.
19th March 2019
Tim Mills, Management Director of the Angel CoFund has made the following comments on the Chancellor's Spring Statement and its focus on science and technology.
19th March 2019
Bowmark Capital is backing the buy-out of Pirum Systems, the leading provider of post-trade market infrastructure technology for the global securities finance industry, from Five Arrows Principal Investments. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to complete in April 2019.
1st March 2019
deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, has acquired Credence International, a UAE-based wealth management and advisory company.
22nd February 2019
Albemarle Street Partners (ASP), the specialist advice and investment management consultancy for advisers, has announced a merger which will allow it to benefit from greater investment research and portfolio management expertise, delivering an enhanced service to its clients.
21st February 2019
ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, has announced that it has appointed Gillian Wilmot as chairman.
19th February 2019
Graham Bishop, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management comments on whether the UK is stockpiling ahead of Brexit.
15th February 2019
Praetura Asset Finance Group (PAF Group), an asset finance lender based in Manchester, today announces it has closed a £75m securitisation facility with NatWest Markets. The rated facility will allow PAF Group to expand its origination capacity, enabling growth in its loan book to provide up to £200m to SMEs across the UK.
14th February 2019
Maven Capital Partners and NVM Private Equity have completed a £3.25 million equity investment in UK fintech start-up Mojo Mortgage, which aims to create a better mortgage experience by providing a full market comparison of mortgage providers and managing the process via a sophisticated technology platform from mortgage application to completion.
The investment, which has been equally funded by Maven and NVM, is part of a wider £7 million funding round, will support Mojo’s ambitious growth plans and help the Company further evolve its unique and intuitive platform to enable a more empowering experience for consumers looking for a new mortgage or associated insurance products such as income protection.
12th February 2019
The value of private equity business in Guernsey reached its highest-ever level the end of September 2018, according to the latest fund statistics from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
11th February 2019
The Clwyd Pension Fund has confirmed a £10 million equity investment in the £25 million Wales Management Succession Fund. This is the first time an institutional equity investor has backed a fund managed by the Development Bank of Wales or its predecessor Finance Wales.
The Wales Management Succession Fund was first launched in 2016 by Welsh Government with an initial £10 million investment alongside £5 million of legacy funding. The fund provides ambitious Welsh business owners and management teams with the funding they need to buy established Welsh small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) when their current owners retire or sell. Equity investments of between £500,000 and £3 million are available.
8th February 2019
Goji, the specialist direct lending investment manager and platform, has launched its 25th platform technology client, enabling 25 direct lending investment managers to offer financial products, such as the IF ISA to retail investors.
Five of these managers were added just this month, including Earthworm, Dot Fund, Route Finance, Growth Capital Ventures and Bird Box Bonds and there are at least ten more who are looking to launch using Goji’s technology by the end of the tax year. These new firms are in addition to Goji’s existing client base who include the likes of Downing, Landbay and Assetz Capital.