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17th October 2019

Idinvest appoints new managing partners

Idinvest Partners, a leading investor in SMEs across Europe, has appointed Sylviane Guyonnet, COO of Idinvest, and Eric Gallerne, Co-Head of Private Debt Strategy, as Managing Partners.

17th October 2019

VentureFest North East 2019 announces speaker line-up

A wealth of local, national and global experts in innovation will come together in central Newcastle next month with the aim of inspiring over 800 businesses of all sizes as part of this year’s VentureFest North East.

As the region’s flagship innovation conference, the event provides cross-sector opportunities for collaboration, presenting local businesses with an opportunity to connect with like-minded organisations, learn about the latest trends in innovation and the chance to secure the funding they may need to grow or expand into new markets.

16th October 2019

Renewable energy tech startup Sennen secures investment from Sustainable Accelerator

Technology company, Sennen, whose software increases the reliability and productivity achieved by renewable energy owners, has secured financial backing from investment firm Sustainable Accelerator in its first round of seed funding.

Experienced renewable energy business angels Colin Palmer and David Bunker are also investing in the business. Further investors will be announced soon with the total round expected to be nearly £400,000, double the initial target.

16th October 2019

Latest Guernsey Green Fund focuses on onshore wind farms

A new Guernsey Green Fund has been launched backing the wind farm sector in the UK and Ireland.  Resonance British Wind Energy Income II, an authorised, closed-ended investment fund, is focused on consolidating the fragmented small and medium-sized wind farm industry in Britain and Ireland, offering investment return and mitigating environmental damage.

16th October 2019

British Business Investments announces full year results to 31 March 2019

British Business Investments, a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of British Business Bank plc, the UK’s national economic development bank, has published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2018/19, its fifth year of operation.

15th October 2019

Apadmi Ventures invests in childcare startup studentnannies.com

Apadmi Ventures has invested in studentnannies.com, an innovative new childcare platform which has just launched in Manchester, having already launched in London. 

15th October 2019

Eric de Montgolfier appointed as CEO of Invest Europe

Invest Europe has appointed Eric de Montgolfier as new CEO to lead the world’s largest association of private capital providers and investors.

15th October 2019

Cambridge medtech firm raises $16m Series A to advance life-saving cell therapies

Mogrify Ltd, a UK company aiming to transform the development of life-saving cell therapies, has announced the initial close of its Series A funding. The Company raised $16 million USD in this round, bringing the total investment to over $20 million USD to date. The funding will support internal cell therapy programs, and the development and out-license of novel IP relating to cell conversions of broad therapeutic interest. Mogrify is also actively recruiting, and will increase headcount to 60 scientific, operational and commercial staff located at its state-of-the-art facility on Cambridge Science Park.

 

15th October 2019

Livingbridge welcomes three new investment managers

Livingbridge has appointed Andy Harrington, Robyn Smith and Tom Smith as investment managers, alongside two further hires in the business. 

15th October 2019

BGF exits investment in landscaping company TCL

BGF has successfully exited its investment in landscaping and grounds maintenance company, TCL Group. TCL has been acquired by idverde to create the UK’s largest provider of outdoor green services.

14th October 2019

Browne Jacobson advises Impala as it secures $11m funding

Browne Jacobson’s corporate finance team has advised Impala on its successful $11 million investment round.

14th October 2019

Livingbridge invests £15 million in Nationwide Hire

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, has made a £15 million investment in Nationwide Hire, an aggregator of equipment rental and hire services.

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