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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.

15th May 2019

Lincolnshire horticulture producer plants seeds for growth following £200k investment

A Greater Lincolnshire-based horticulture producer and supplier has secured a £200,000 debt funding package from Maven Capital Partners and the Midlands Engine Investment Fund.

Jepco Glebe Limited will use the finance to invest in a new hydroponic lettuce production facility - the first of its kind in the UK.

Now in its third generation, the family-run company produces and sells a wide range of salad and vegetable products to the manufacturing, retail, food service and wholesale sectors in the UK and overseas markets.

13th May 2019

Mobeus exits investment Plastic Surgeon for 5.6x money

Mobeus has sold Plastic Surgeon, the surface repair and restoration specialist, to Polygon Group. Plastic Surgeon is the UK’s largest cosmetic surface repair specialist, with particular expertise in fine finishing services. The company provides high quality, long-lasting repairs to any hard surface, including ceramic, UPVC, brick, stone and glass, in diverse industries from house build, through construction and insurance, to facilities management.

26th April 2019

Development Bank of Wales supports MBO of Spotnails

Fasteners and tools company Spotnails Ltd has new owners after the Development Bank of Wales supported a management buy-out (MBO) of the business with a multi-million pound equity investment.

Spotnails, based in Bedwas, Caerphilly is a long-standing independent distributor of tools and fastener products to the UK building industry with more than 60 years trading history. It has a national salesforce as well as a manufacturing base with servicing and repair facilities at the Caerphilly headquarters.

17th April 2019

MEIF Maven Debt Finance provides a £1.5m funding for Aurelius Environmental

The Midlands Engine investment fund, through Maven Capital Partners, has provided Aurelius Environmental Ltd, an environmental management and materials recycling business, with a £1.5 million debt funding package.

The funding will be used by Aurelius to purchase new machinery to improve efficiencies, reduce the company’s carbon footprint and help to support its sustainable development strategy and strong social and economic ethos.

5th April 2019

Maven provides £450,000 funding for iPac Packaging Innovations

Maven Capital Partners has provided a £450,000 debt funding package to Reed Thermoformed Packaging Ltd (trading as “iPac”) via the North East Development Capital Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund. The funding will enable the company to continue to invest in its state-of-the-art facility to deliver on its ambitious expansion plans.

iPac is a manufacturer of thermoformed packaging supplying bespoke and standard packaging for the food and non-food packaging sectors. The business offers innovative solutions to packaging challenges, combining ingenuity with extensive process, tooling and design expertise to deliver aesthetically and functionally superior packaging to food processing businesses, packers and retailers.

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