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26th June 2019

Europe claims third of booming global smart manufacturing market

Europe represents 30% of the global market for smart manufacturing and factory automation, according to a new report released by leading technology advisory and investment firm GP Bullhound.

15th May 2019

Lincolnshire horticulture producer plants seeds for growth following £200k investment

A Greater Lincolnshire-based horticulture producer and supplier has secured a £200,000 debt funding package from Maven Capital Partners and the Midlands Engine Investment Fund.

Jepco Glebe Limited will use the finance to invest in a new hydroponic lettuce production facility - the first of its kind in the UK.

Now in its third generation, the family-run company produces and sells a wide range of salad and vegetable products to the manufacturing, retail, food service and wholesale sectors in the UK and overseas markets.

13th May 2019

Mobeus exits investment Plastic Surgeon for 5.6x money

Mobeus has sold Plastic Surgeon, the surface repair and restoration specialist, to Polygon Group. Plastic Surgeon is the UK’s largest cosmetic surface repair specialist, with particular expertise in fine finishing services. The company provides high quality, long-lasting repairs to any hard surface, including ceramic, UPVC, brick, stone and glass, in diverse industries from house build, through construction and insurance, to facilities management.

26th April 2019

Development Bank of Wales supports MBO of Spotnails

Fasteners and tools company Spotnails Ltd has new owners after the Development Bank of Wales supported a management buy-out (MBO) of the business with a multi-million pound equity investment.

Spotnails, based in Bedwas, Caerphilly is a long-standing independent distributor of tools and fastener products to the UK building industry with more than 60 years trading history. It has a national salesforce as well as a manufacturing base with servicing and repair facilities at the Caerphilly headquarters.

17th April 2019

MEIF Maven Debt Finance provides a £1.5m funding for Aurelius Environmental

The Midlands Engine investment fund, through Maven Capital Partners, has provided Aurelius Environmental Ltd, an environmental management and materials recycling business, with a £1.5 million debt funding package.

The funding will be used by Aurelius to purchase new machinery to improve efficiencies, reduce the company’s carbon footprint and help to support its sustainable development strategy and strong social and economic ethos.

5th April 2019

Maven provides £450,000 funding for iPac Packaging Innovations

Maven Capital Partners has provided a £450,000 debt funding package to Reed Thermoformed Packaging Ltd (trading as “iPac”) via the North East Development Capital Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund. The funding will enable the company to continue to invest in its state-of-the-art facility to deliver on its ambitious expansion plans.

iPac is a manufacturer of thermoformed packaging supplying bespoke and standard packaging for the food and non-food packaging sectors. The business offers innovative solutions to packaging challenges, combining ingenuity with extensive process, tooling and design expertise to deliver aesthetically and functionally superior packaging to food processing businesses, packers and retailers.

1st April 2019

Maven Capital Partners leads MBO of  CMS Window Systems

Maven Capital Partners has led the management buyout of CMS Window Systems, a leading end-to-end provider of premium window and door solutions, and one of Scotland’s fastest growing manufacturing businesses. The transaction includes the largest equity cheque written by Maven as well as debt funding from Clydesdale Bank led by its Corporate and Structured Finance team, and additional equity from the Scottish Investment Bank. Exiting investors include mid-market private equity firm, LDC.

11th March 2019

Cavendish advises PE firm Clyde Blowers Capital on the sale of Hydreco

Clyde Blowers Capital (CBC), Duplomatic Motion Solutions (Duplomatic) and Alcedo SGR (Alcedo) has completed the successful sale of hydraulic technologies provider, Hydreco, from CBC to Duplomatic, sponsored by Alcedo. Cavendish acted as exclusive financial advisor to CBC for the transaction, with CMS acting as legal advisors for CBC.

7th March 2019

Heating specialist Koleda 700% overfunded on Kickstarter

Revolutionary heating specialist Koleda has overfunded it's latest funding round on Kickstarter which is more than 700% funded.

The funding round is centered around their new SOLUS radiator, the most efficient home heating device ever made. The SOLUS can cut heating bills by up to 80% due to its innovative use of graphene.

7th March 2019

 Private equity set to invest more in aviation

New research from Revolution.Aero, the global meeting place for people who are reshaping, rethinking and revolutionising business and personal aviation, 

10th January 2019

Puma Private Equity closes £3.6m investment in Dymag

Puma Private Equity, the private equity division of Puma Investments, has closed an investment of £3.6 million into Dymag Group, the British designer and manufacturer of carbon hybrid automotive wheels. Established in 1974, Dymag is a pioneer in carbon wheel technology and expects a record 2019, with the investment fuelling its global growth plans. Tommy O’Sullivan, Managing Director at Puma Private Equity, commented: “Dymag is positively disrupting the automotive wheel market with its new carbon wheel products.

10th January 2019

BGF exits Petrotechnics

BGF has announced the exit of its minority investment in Petrotechnics, a global leader of software solutions for hazardous industries, following its acquisition by US-based Sphera Solutions Inc.

BGF invested £6m in the Aberdeen-based company in 2013 to support the development of Proscient – the first software enterprise platform for operational excellence in hazardous industries.

The funding was also used for geographical expansion, with the company’s software now being used by more than 80,000 people from some of the biggest businesses in the oil and gas, rail and petrochemical sectors, across 22 countries. Since BGF’s investment, the company has invested over £15m in creating and bringing to market the broadest and most insightful operational excellence software package in the sector.

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