12th July 2019
Maven Capital Partners has completed a £2.5 million investment to support the continued growth of pioneering software developer Filtered Technologies Limited.
Filtered Technologies Limited provides advanced, AI-driven learning and development software to the corporate market, as well as training content to the corporate and retail markets. Maven’s investment will help to accelerate Filtered’s continued technological innovation and further strengthen its highly regarded customer success and sales teams as the business grows.
8th July 2019
Maven Capital Partners has led a £3 million funding round in Manchester-based DigitalBridge, a Guided Design platform for kitchen and bathroom retailers. Today’s transaction comprises a £1.5 million package from Maven’s Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) and £1.5 million from the NPIF Maven Equity Finance, a regional development fund managed by Maven which forms part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. The funding will support the roll-out of DigitalBridge’s platform and the creation of 15 new jobs. It will also enable the company to create additional products and penetrate new markets, particularly the US. DigitalBridge has been working with Kingfisher Plc (owners of B&Q and Castorama) since 2017.
4th July 2019
Maven Capital Partners has exited from GEV Group Holdings Limited. The exit attracted significant interest from several private equity buyers; the sale to Bridges Fund Management will generate 2.7x returns for Maven investors.
2nd July 2019
During the first half of 2019 YFM Equity Partners completed £230m of deals and raised £100m of new funds. This result represents a sharp increase on 2018 and reflects the resilience and positivity of smaller businesses and demonstrate that this sector is bucking some of the perceived business trends.
1st July 2019
Foresight Group LLP has announced a £4 million growth capital investment into Ten Health and Fitness Limited, a fast-growing provider of health and fitness services in London.
19th June 2019
YFM Equity Partners has appointed Helen Villiers as Investment Manager. Based at YFM’s London office, Helen will be focussing on supporting YFM’s new investment activity, working with the existing team to deploy funds into growing businesses at points of transformational change.
14th June 2019
Maven Capital Partners has invested a further £750,000, in disruptive car insurance platform, Honcho Markets Ltd. The funding has been provided by Maven VCTs (£322,500), North East Development Capital Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund (£322,500) and the Finance Durham Fund, established by Durham County Council (£105,000). The follow-on investment will support the business as it enters its next phase of development to launch the product nationally, add new insurance product lines and make significant enhancements to its platform. The investment will also support the creation of 10 jobs over the next 12 months, bringing the total staff numbers to 15.
12th June 2019
Funds advised by YFM Equity Partners, the specialist private equity fund manager, has backed a £3.6m investment into Wooshii Limited, a disruptive video agency. YFM’s investment comes from its two advised VCTs, British Smaller Companies VCT plc and British Smaller Companies VCT2 plc.
28th May 2019
Rockstart, Europe's premier startup accelerator, has published the ratings of the 10 accelerator programs it has executed between 2017 and 2019.
23rd May 2019
YFM Equity Partners has invested £3.5 million in in Elucidat Limited, an elearning software business. The investment from YFM’s advised funds will be used to accelerate product development so that Elucidat’s customers can produce learning content faster and at a higher quality. The funds will also be used to invest in their team and drive growth in North America, which currently accounts for 35% of Elucidat’s revenue.
22nd May 2019
Triple Point Venture Fund has led a £1.3m investment in UK-based messaging company Augnet Limited (“Augnet”). Triple Point invests alongside a number of industry experts. The funds will be used by Augnet to further develop the platform, support the testing stage and invest in its sales and marketing channels.
21st May 2019
NVM Private Equity has fully realised its investment in international marketing communications group MSQ Partners following a £37.5 million management buy-out by LDC, providing NVM funds with a 2.7x return. NVM first supported MSQ Partners with a £7.8 million investment in in July 2014.