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12th June 2019

Kernel Capital £1.2M co-investment in Belfast RegTech Company Datactics

 

Kernel Capital and Par Equity have led a £1.2M investment in Datactics Limited, a Belfast-based provider of RegTech solutions for the banking and financial services sector.  This is the second round of funding secured by the company from The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI).  Datactics provides data quality and matching software to the financial services industry and government departments to help financial firms measure, clean and match data ahead of a regulatory reporting, business intelligence or analytics process. 

 

11th June 2019

European Buy & Build activity in 2018 reaches record high

European Buy & Build activity reached its highest recorded level in 2018 with a total disclosed deal value of £9.5 billion, according to Silverfleet Capital’s European Buy & Build Monitor. Despite increased Brexit uncertainty, the UK & Ireland remained steadfast as the most active region for add-ons.

11th June 2019

Hambro Perks appoints Andrew Noyons as Managing Director

The London-based Venture Firm, Hambro Perks, has appointed Andrew Noyons as Managing Director.

11th June 2019

Funderbeam and Sensor City host “The Liverpool Landscape - Funding and Support”

To coincide with London Tech Week, global investment platform Funderbeam and Sensor City are co-hosting “The Liverpool Landscape” on Thursday 13th June at Sensor City from 5.30pm. This is the first in a series of events taking place across tech hubs in the North, including Manchester and Leeds which will be taking place later this summer.

11th June 2019

SEP invests €25 million in Immedis

Immedis, a specialist provider of enterprise technology solutions for global payroll and mobility tax services to multinationals, has today announced that it has secured €25 million in  strategic investment from Scottish Equity Partners (SEP), a top-performing venture capital and growth equity firm backed by blue chip international investors including the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund.  Payroll technology solution, iConnect, which has revolutionised the global payroll market due to its use of robotic process automation, AI and powerful data visualisation. Clients have grown to include Uber, Wayfair, First Derivatives, NYIT, and DCC.

10th June 2019

Foresight gives Oomf a boost with £500,000 MEIF investment

Foresight Group has invested £500,000 into Oomf Limited through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (“MEIF”). 

Originally based in Dorset, Oomf recently opened a new manufacturing site in Northampton, hiring several staff from the area. A premium high protein porridge brand, Oomf has two core product ranges, Protein Oats and Skinny Oats, which are currently sold through several major retail outlets including Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

10th June 2019

BGF expands Quoted team with new hire

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing companies, has bolstered its Quoted team with the appointment of Simon Blackaby as an investor.

Simon joins from the EMEA Equity Capital Markets team at Jefferies International and will be working with Tom Jenkins, Matt Singh and Paul Stevens in BGF’s Quoted team, specialising in funding options for AIM-listed businesses.

7th June 2019

BGF invests in high-growth Extentia Group

BGF, a leading investor in high-growth UK businesses, has invested £10m of equity in Extentia Group, the property services business formed through the acquisitions of Styles & Wood Group PLC and Southerns Ltd.  BGF previously invested in Styles & Wood PLC in 2015 to support the management team’s successful growth strategy whilst listed on the AIM market.

7th June 2019

Triple Point leads £1.3m investment in Augnet

Augnet Limited, the London-based technology start-up set to revolutionise the SMS and messaging space, has announced that Triple Point Venture Fund has led a £1.3 million investment into the company. Triple Point invests in Augnet alongside a number of industry experts and investors. The funds will be used by Augnet to further develop the platform, support the testing stage and invest in its sales and marketing channels.  Augnet has developed a unique technology that enables SMS messages to be tracked and ensures a 100% delivery rate through a patent-protected, encrypted solution. 

7th June 2019

Thalia attracts $2m investment from Deepbridge Capital

Deepbridge Capital has led a $2m (£1.52m) funding round in Thalia Design Automation, with renewed commitment from the company’s existing investor Development Bank of Wales.

6th June 2019

Small buyout funds outperforming mega-buyouts says eFront

The latest research from eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has thrown into sharp relief the differences in deployment and distribution characteristics of US LBOs funds. 

Analysis shows that small cap LBO funds are more profitable than funds that focus on target companies of larger market capitalization. In addition, small cap funds deploy capital at a faster rate and reinvest a significantly higher proportion of fund sizes than other funds. They also continue to invest significantly until year eight of the fund cycle, against a normal investment period of five years, and distribute capital much earlier than medium, large and mega cap LBO funds.

6th June 2019

Riverside's latest investment sparkles

The Riverside Company has acquired La Galvanina S.p.A, a fourth generation, family-owned, Italian producer of premium private label and branded mineral water and traditional and organic soft drinks. Galvanina sells its products to a global customer base comprised of leading retailers, department stores and wholesalers in more than 35 countries, with the U.S., Italy and Canada representing its largest markets in 2018.

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