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17th March 2020

YFM backs commercial vehicle safety specialist Innovative Safety Systems

YFM has completed a significant investment in West Midlands-based Innovative Safety Systems (ISS), a commercial vehicle safety specialist. This represents the final new investment from YFM’s Buyout Fund I, with the second fund having already announced a first close.  

ISS was founded in 2009 by CEO Gavin Thoday and the business has grown rapidly in recent years through its commitment to product innovation, exceptional customer service and expertise in the waste management sector where it is a market leader.

3rd March 2020

Successful exit from Whitham Group for Acceleris

Whitham Group, an assembler and supplier of waste recycling systems, has completed an MBO which has enabled investors introduced by Acceleris Capital to exit their investment with a total return, after EIS tax relief, of almost 3 times the cost of their original investment. 

25th February 2020

Foresight East of England Fund backs MBO of McIntyre Electrical

Foresight Group has made the first investment from its East of England Fund, supporting the Buy-in Management Buyout of McIntyre Electrical Limited and the opening of its new office in Cambridge.

McIntyre Electrical is a leading provider of safety-critical fire and electrical inspection and maintenance services, primarily for housing associations. Based in Peterborough, McIntyre Electrical was established by Joe McIntyre and John Clifford in 2006 and today employs 158 people. 

3rd February 2020

Innovative funding from Maven Bonds drives growth at Homes by Carlton

An innovative funding arrangement is helping to accelerate the growth of an award-winning housebuilder and fast-track property ventures across the North of England.

MAVEN Bonds is providing short-term finance to County Durham developer Homes by Carlton, to drive forward several property schemes around the northern regions.

The Newton Aycliffe-headquartered firm recently used a £300,000 short term development finance loan to fast-track construction work on its Cathedral Gates development in Chilton. Situated eight miles from Durham City centre, the scheme comprises 14 spacious plots with a mix of three and four-bed detached and semi-detached homes. It has proved popular with ten of the plots already sold – giving the construction team the confidence to accelerate the building programme.

6th January 2020

BGF backed Direct Online Services announced £5 million investment

Direct Online Services, the UK’s largest online retailer of kitchen worktops, has announced a record year of sales and profits, as well as a £5m internal investment plan.

The Gloucester-based, family-founded business has seen a 150% increase in profits in the last 12 months, with an expected EBITDA in excess of £4m in 2019. This has been driven by margin and productivity improvements, as well as the fruition of operational investments over the last few years. The group has seen a 14% increase in UK sales, as well as a 22% increase in revenue for its German business.

4th December 2019

BGF-backed IFA forges ahead with DPF deal

Sheffield-headquartered Independent Forgings & Alloys, one of the UK’s leading independent aerospace and industrial forgers, has acquired Doncasters Precision Forgings, from Doncasters Group.

In March 2018, BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, invested £8.5m in IFA. DPF was identified as a strategic acquisition opportunity as part of the business’ growth ambitions to reach £50m sales.

4th December 2019

Vacuum Furnace Engineering receives £1.5m from MEIF Maven Debt Finance

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has provided Black Country based Vacuum Furnace Engineering Ltd, with a £1.5m funding package. This will enable the business to increase output, fund several large projects and pursue its growth strategy.


26th November 2019

IW Capital announces £2 million investment in Impact Recycling

IW Capital has invested £2 million in Impact Recycling Limited. The investment will be used as development capital to drive growth by upgrading existing equipment in Newcastle, increasing the level of shift patterns, employing additional staff resource and funding the initial licence opportunities.  Impact Recycling Limited has developed a breakthrough plastic recycling technology which separates the components of post-consumer, mixed plastic waste to recover two consistent streams of plastic; polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), each with over 95% purity. 

12th November 2019

BGF invests further £11m into Molson

BGF has invested a further £11m into Molson Group, the UK’s largest independent distributor of capital equipment to the construction and waste management sectors. The investment will be used to develop Molson’s existing sites and brands, as well as expand its international and waste management offerings.

10th October 2019

Par Equity pours £800,000 into innovative pipe repair business

Par Equity has concluded an £800k investment in Kibosh Ltd, designer of the world’s fastest leaking-pipe repair kit. 

The innovative Kibosh equipment enables DIY enthusiasts, professional plumbers and trades people to mend leaking pipes simply and quickly without having to turn off the water supply to water and central heating systems. 

12th September 2019

Riverside Shuts the Door on Latest Exit

The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market, and co-investors have sold RE Panels S.A., parent company of EPCO and TECSEDO, to THI Investments. As the European leader in panels for overhead doors, EPCO makes sandwich panels for residential, commercial and industrial sectional overhead doors. The company completed the add-on of Swiss manufacturer TECSEDO in 2018, cementing RE Panels’ leadership position in the European market.

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.

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