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19th April 2018

Pharmacy2U secures further investment

Pharmacy2U, the UK’s largest NHS online pharmacy, has secured a further £40 million investment to support the rapid growth of its online 

16th April 2018

Office Space in Town-led investment group acquires iconic hotel

Office Space in Town, one of the UK’s leading award-winning serviced office providers, has led an investment group to acquire Burgh Island Hotel, one of the UK’s most iconic art deco island retreats that has an unrivalled history and heritage. The purchase marks a major milestone in OSiT’s growth as it expands its portfolio beyond serviced offices and into the leisure and hotels sector.

16th April 2018

Kids Planet secures £6.5m follow-on funding  from BGF

Family-owned Kids Planet has received a further £6.5m investment from BGF as it plans to double the number of nurseries within the group in the next five years.  

Since BGF’s initial investment, the Greater Manchester-headquartered business has expanded from 17 to 23 sites across the North of England, including most recently in Preston, Stockport, Billinge and Swinton. Last year, it was awarded the top spot in the Nursery World Childcare League Table - a compilation of Ofsted ratings for the 20 largest nursery groups in Britain.

6th April 2018

Zilingo raises $54 million Series C

Zilingo has raised $54 million in a Series C, to grow further and expand internationally. This takes total funding raised by the company to USD 82 million. 

29th March 2018

Three Hills Capital invests in Sigma

Three Hills Capital Partners has announced its investment in Sigma Retail Solutions. Sigma is a leading provider of outsourced solutions to blue chip retailers across the UK, Europe and Australia. The Company offers a wide range of services from procurement to project delivery and supply chain solutions of various specialist fixtures and fittings.

26th March 2018

BGF exits Duncan and Todd

The Duncan & Todd Group, the leading optical provider in Scotland, has secured a £15m investment from the Scottish office of LDC, the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investor, to accelerate its growth strategy. As part of the deal, Duncan & Todd’s existing backer, BGF, will exit its minority stake.

Founded in 1972, the business operates through three divisions – retail, manufacturing and corporate – and employs more than 250 people across its national branch network and at its state-of-the-art ophthalmic lens laboratory, Caledonian Optical in Aberdeen. It also provides outsourced corporate eye care services to more than 200 public and private sector customers, through its Smart Employee Eyecare brand.

15th March 2018

NVM leads £5 million investment in CURRENTBODY

NVM has led a £5 million growth capital minority investment into Manchester-based CURRENTBODY, an online retailer for home-use beauty devices. Having achieved exceptional sales growth in the last year, the investment will help support its next phase of expansion, allowing the company to accelerate its strategic initiatives and support working capital requirements. 

Co-Founded by Laurence Newman and Andrew Showman, CURRENTBODY.com is the only website specialising in beauty devices for home use.

15th March 2018

Airsorted raises £5m to fuel global expansion

Airsorted, the world’s largest hosting management service, has announced the successful 

9th March 2018

Energy tech innovator Labrador raises £500k

Labrador Ltd has announced its latest high-profile investor as Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) who are backing the company with a hybrid package of £500,000 in cash and media investment, in exchange for a subscription of ordinary shares as part of Labrador’s current funding round.

6th February 2018

Crêpeaffaire gets BGF funding

The UK’s leading multi-site crêperie brand has secured investment from BGF to accelerate its new site rollout. 

1st February 2018

iNovia leads $11 investment in Busbud

Busbud, the online marketplace that enables global travellers to shop for and book intercity bus tickets on over 1.4 million bus routes worldwide, today announced the close of US$11 million in series B funding.

14th December 2017

Glovebox targets 2018 launch with £180k crowdfunding

GloveboxDirect.com, a pre-launch online automotive marketplace that will give consumers access to a wider range of car and bike parts, has completed its first round of fundraising – raising more than £180,000 from 119 investors in just three days - on leading equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.

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