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20th May 2019

Beauhurst report analyses unannounced fundraisings

In 2018, 70% of equity deals were not announced to the public, and although these deals are often much smaller than those that are announced, they can be just as (if not more) interesting. Beauhurst has taken a data deep-dive to shed some light on the more secret ones. 

20th May 2019

Catalan biomedical companies attracted €106 million in 2018 for new drugs and technology

The global biomedical market is in the midst of a period of stable growth and Catalonia, one of the most dynamic healthcare hubs in the world, is also enjoying this trend. 2018 was a positive year for the Catalan biomedical business fabric, in terms of funding, R&D alliances and advances, and launching new drugs and medical technology.

20th May 2019

Bowmark sells Aston Lark to Goldman Sachs

Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has agreed to sell Aston Lark, a leading independent insurance broker, to Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division.  Completion of the transaction is expected to occur following receipt of approvals from the Financial Conduct Authority and the Central Bank of Ireland, and antitrust approval.

17th May 2019

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance leads £250,000 investment in Digital Training Solutions

NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested in Bolton-based eLearning company, Digital Training Solutions.

A total of £125,000 was invested from NPIF – Maven Equity Finance with a further £125,000 invested by the Angel investment division of The Growth Company, GC Angels. The funding will enable the business to continue to develop its software, support its marketing strategy and create up to 17 new jobs over the next two years.

16th May 2019

Tech Nation Report 2019: UK leads Europe in scaleup investment

Tech Nation, the leading scaleup-network for UK entrepreneurs, has today announced the release of its annual Tech Nation Report with data from partners including Companies House, PitchBook, GitHub, the OECD and Streetbees, and in association with the World Economic Forum.

14th May 2019

Par Equity invests £3.2m boost in Northern Irish tech scene

Par Equity, the Edinburgh-based multi-award-winning venture capital firm, has led investments totalling £3.2m in two Northern Irish software companies, Plotbox and Datactics.

The companies represent a growing collective of technology firms based in the country benefitting from consistent support for start-ups from the private and public sector. A study published last year by the Enterprise Research Centre showed that compared to the rest of the UK, a higher proportion of Northern Irish companies exceeded £1m turnover within three years.

14th May 2019

The ID Co. Secures Seed Funding for International Growth

Global fintech, The ID Co., has has received $2m seed funding from global technology investor Amadeus Capital Partners, SixThirty and other investors.

The ID Co. helps businesses such as lenders to onboard their customers more efficiently. Its technology removes the friction caused during application processes by the current challenges of risk, fraud, compliance, and regulation.

13th May 2019

360 onlineprint enters British market after attracting investment of $20.4m

The Portuguese company 360 onlineprint, founded in 2013, is expanding its sales territory and is now also active in the United Kingdom. This strategic decision has been taken after receiving funds amounting to $20.4 m (£15.5 m), which will be also used to extend their range of products and invest in technology and R&D. The investment round was led by LeadX (Metro Group, Germany) and accompanied by Omnes Capital (France), Pathena (Portugal) and the 200M fund, which is managed by PME Investimentos and co-financed by the European Union, through funds from the European Regional Development Fund.

 

13th May 2019

Oxford Capital leads £6.5m funding in ecommerce start up Weengs

Weengs, a smart logistics startup that partners with ecommerce businesses to get online orders to their customers reliably and efficiently, has secured £6.5m in Series A funding. The investment round was led by venture capital firm Oxford Capital and was followed on by Weeng’s seed investors who include Local Globe, Cherry Ventures and Venture Friends. Weengs is using the funding to invest heavily in automation and technology to supercharge their operations to be able to fulfil more than 15,000 ecommerce orders per day.

13th May 2019

Masabi secures $20m led by MMC Ventures

Masabi, the company bringing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ticketing and payments to public transport, today announced a $20 million growth funding round with investment led by new investor, Smedvig Capital. MMC Ventures and other existing investors participated. 

13th May 2019

IW Capital invests £1.83 million in Inglenook Inns

Private investment and alternative finance specialist IW Capital announces a £1.83 million loan for Inglenook Inns and Taverns Limited. The loan represents the latest funding round for Inglenook to help grow and consolidate its regional presence across the North West of England.

10th May 2019

Furnley House secures £200,000 MEIF investment

Leicester-based Furnley House Limited, a firm of independent financial advisers and mortgage brokers, has received a £200,000 investment from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF).

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