16th August 2018
BGF is to exit its investment in employee benefits firm Benefex, the first company to receive BGF funding when it launched in 2011. BGF’s minority stake will be acquired by Bain Capital.
The acquisition will enable Benefex to benefit from synergies with Bain Capital’s investments in the HR technology sector as the company moves to the next stage of its growth strategy. Founder Matt Macri-Waller will continue as shareholder and CEO.
15th August 2018
UK based e-learning specialist Candle Learning has announced the launch of their latest online tool, designed specifically to help commercial training companies to assess the potential of integrating e-learning into their services.
10th July 2018
Paragon Group, the leading provider of customer communications, identification and graphics services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Imprimus Limited which will become part of Paragon Customer Communications’ business in the UK. Imprimus, formerly known as Stralfors UK, has an annual turnover of around £14m; following the acquisition Paragon Group revenues will exceed €700m during the coming financial year.
22nd June 2018
Business owners are being supplied with useful advice in order to help them keep the stress of relocating their business to a minimum.
22nd June 2018
BGF has invested £3m of growth capital into Cardiff-headquartered DevOpsGroup, a UK professional services company specialising in DevOps engineering consultancy and training. This deal represents BGF’s first investment in Wales since it announced the launch of its Cardiff office earlier this year.
21st June 2018
Looking at some of the biggest problems that new businesses face, QuoteMyEnergy has identified the ways entrepreneurs can utilise technology today to overcome them.
13th June 2018
Livingstone’s Media & Technology sector team has advised the shareholders of PEI Media, including LDC, on its sale to Bridgepoint Development Capital.
12th June 2018
Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has backed the buy-out of The Instant Group, a global leader in independent flexible workspace solutions.
Founded in 1999, Instant provides alternative methods of office procurement and management, with specific focus on flexible workspace and medium-term lease solutions, employing 250 people in 11 cities around the world.
11th June 2018
Newable, the one-stop shop for growing businesses, has launched a specialist international trade consultancy to help small and medium-sized British companies develop their business in overseas markets.
11th June 2018
Browne Jacobson’s corporate team has advised on another InsurTech venture capital deal – assisting crowd insurance pioneer Laka on its £1.1m (US $1.5m) seed round. The round was led by Tune Protect Group Berhad (Tune Protect), a financial holding company listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange. Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm 500 Startups also participated, alongside new and existing angel investors from across the insurance industry.
22nd May 2018
Strabens Hall, the award winning independent wealth advisory boutique, has appointed Adam Benskin as CEO, John Halley as Head of Legal, Financial and Compliance and Alistair Peel as Head of Investor Services as part of a reorganisation of the senior management team. This gives the firm a stronger structure to further scale the business, accelerate Strabens Hall’s ambitious growth strategy as well as enhance the services it offers to its expanding international client base.
17th May 2018
East Midlands based The Growth Ladder Group have launched a new and innovative on-line platform to support UK based SME’s to enable sustainable, long-term growth and business development.