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16th February 2018

SME optimism falling amid political uncertainty, says Albion

SMEs are less optimistic than a year ago and cite finding skilled staff, red tape and political uncertainty as their biggest barriers to growth, according to research from Albion Capital, the independent investment manager. 

14th February 2018

Foresight invests in PowerLinks

Foresight has invested several million pounds into PowerLinks Media Limited.  


9th February 2018

VCT managers discuss future opportunities and challenges

Leading VCT mangers, including Puma Invesgments' Eliot Kaye, discussed the VCT market at the AIC's Media Roundtable. 

8th February 2018

Calculus invests £3 million in Open Energy Market

Calculus Capital has invested £3m in Open Energy Market, an online platform that helps companies secure the best deal with energy suppliers.

Businesses provide details of their usage for all major suppliers to submit bids for the contracts through a live reverse auction process.

Dairy Crest, EasyJet, Southampton Football Club and London Business School are among more than 200 businesses and organisations that have used the Open Energy Market platform to find the most attractive contracts with suppliers.

8th February 2018

Maven expands Midlands investment team

The new investment managers will support growth SMEs across the West Midlands, as part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

7th February 2018

NVM invests £9 million in Dale Power Solutions

NVM Private Equity has backed a management buyout of Dale Power Solutions, a leading providers of reliable secure power solutions.

7th February 2018

Exeter – Lessons in Disruption

Symvan was one of eight fund managers presenting in Sandy Park,Exeter on 5th December on the joys of tax-efficient fund investing. 

6th February 2018

Maven opens Nottingham office

Investment team will support growth SMEs across the East and South-East Midlands, as part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

1st February 2018

Calculus Capital invests £30m in record year

Calculus Capital reported a record year in 2017, with £30m invested and over 500 companies reviewed over the 12 months to 31 October.

Calculus believes this is evidence of the strong appetite for EIS and VCT investments and the robust health of the UK’s SME sector, which provided the team with a diverse range of attractive opportunities across a broad spread of business areas.

John Glencross, Chief Executive of Calculus Capital, said: “We’ve been investing in SMEs for almost 20 years and have a highly experienced team, with very demanding investment criteria. The range and quality of opportunities we identified over this 12 month period, which is our financial year, was striking though.

22nd January 2018

Mobeus backs Proactive Investors for US launch

Mobeus Equity Partners has invested £3.3m of development capital in Proactive Investors, the leading provider of investor media services to mid- and small-cap listed companies in the UK.

22nd January 2018

Maven investment honcho launches innovative new app

honcho, an innovative new app designed to reduce insurance costs for motorists launches following a successful crowdfunding campaign and an investment of £150,000 from the Finance Durham Fund, managed by Maven Capital Partners.

17th January 2018

Yoti successfully raises £8m equity investment

Yoti, a UK based digital identity platform, has raised £8m of equity investment from existing angel investors and two of the company’s three founders, Robin Tombs and Noel Hayden. This gives the company an enterprise valuation of £65m. Yoti will use these funds to grow its consumer network, with an aim of reaching 2 million users during 2018.

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