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19th August 2019

Jaltek Systems completes £1m funding from IGF

Jaltek Systems, a leading manufacturer of complex, electronics assemblies has secured a £1m funding facility from Independent Growth Finance, as it continues to deliver on its rapid growth strategy and support its clients to push the boundaries of technological innovation. The company provides a full suite of services to its clients, offering both design and manufacturing solutions to a diverse range of regulated sectors, from clean energy and aerospace, to space satellites.

7th August 2019

NPIF - Maven invests £1.5 million in Fast-Form

NPIF - Maven Equity Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund has invested £1.5 million in specialist formwork manufacturer, Fast-Form Systems Limited. The funding will enable the company to execute its ambitious marketing strategy, continue to exploit growth opportunities in the US and create 11 new jobs.

7th August 2019

NPIF invests £150,000 in Grimsby-based ProGen Services

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), has invested £150,000 to support ProGen Services Limited as it seeks to recruit new staff.

Founded in 2014, the Grimsby-based company is an industrial and commercial electrical and mechanical contractor. Progen provides fully integrated mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation (MEICA) turnkey operations across the UK. 

The £150,000 funding will enable the creation of at least 10 new jobs, including a new apprenticeship programme. The investment will also be used to scale up the business by acquiring new customers.

6th August 2019

Pamplona Capital Management Completes Acquisition of Loparex

Pamplona Capital Management has completed its acquisition of Loparex from funds managed by Intermediate Capital Group, alongside members of the company’s leadership team, who remain committed to supporting the long-term growth of Loparex’s customers. Simon Medley will continue to serve as CEO.

23rd July 2019

Foresight invests additional £4m into ONFAB

Foresight Group has invested a further £4 million growth capital investment into portfolio company ONFAB to fund the acquisition of Lancashire based designer and manufacturer of clean air containment products, Envair Holdings Limited.

ONFAB produces flexible clean-air enclosures and consumables, designed and manufactured in-house from sites in Cheshire and Spain. Founded in 2005 by Oliver Nulty, ONFAB received investment from the £60 million Foresight Regional Investment LP fund in September 2017 to facilitate a majority buyout of the business. Since then, with an enlarged team and renewed focus on sales, margins and new products, it has grown by over 30% per year and continues to benefit from ever stricter safety standards protecting workers across the globe.

19th July 2019

Alternative lender helps fertiliser business Hay and Brecon to blossom

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance has provided a six-figure invoice finance facility to Hay and Brecon to support the agricultural manufacturer’s investment in new machinery, as it looks to automate its production line.

16th July 2019

BGF invests £7.5m in Joloda International as the investor reaches £2bn landmark

A fast growing manufacturing firm based in Merseyside has received an initial investment of £7.5m from BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, to support its expansion. This deal marks BGF’s commitment of a total of £2 billion into UK and Irish SMEs, including £280m for companies based in the North West. 

10th July 2019

MEIF Maven Debt Finance funds Stiltz with £1m debt solution

Maven Capital Partners has funded manufacturer and supplier of homelifts, Stiltz Limited, with a £1m loan facility from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). The debt package will allow the business to execute its growth plan; upgrade its internal system and IT infrastructure, invest in stock to meet growing customer demand in the UK and overseas for its products, whilst creating 16 new jobs in the region.

4th July 2019

Maven Capital Partners exits GEV Group with 2.7x return

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.

1st July 2019

NVM Private Equity Vintage III L.P invests in Chemigraphic

NVM Private Equity has invested £7 million in Chemigraphic, a leading provider of Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) to the fast-growth medical technology, defence and power systems sectors. Chemigraphic has a particularly high presence in the radiology and medical imaging sector that in the UK has seen recent annual growth of between 8% and 10%. The investment from NVM will help to accelerate Chemigraphic’s international growth and drive continued development of its technology and expertise, particularly in the medical sector.

28th June 2019

Development Bank of Wales funding supports growth plans for Poplars Forge

Poplars Forge, a traditional ironwork business is gearing up to move premises, improve productivity as well as teach the next generation of blacksmiths thanks to a loan from the Development Bank of Wales.  This will be the second time Poplars Forge has received funding from the development bank following a fast-track loan to purchase new equipment in 2018.

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.

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