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9th October 2019

Inflexion acquires Pharmaspectra in MBO

Inflexion Private Equity has agreed to acquire Pharmaspectra, a leading global provider of medical affairs data to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. The investment is being made by Inflexion Enterprise Fund IV, Inflexion’s dedicated lower mid?market fund.

Founded in 2005, Pharmaspectra is the leader in providing scientific dissemination data and analytics to the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaspectra’s data is utilised by 7 of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies. The firm has offices in the UK, US, Switzerland, and India.

9th October 2019

Winners of 2019 Investor Allstars announced

The winners of the 17th annual Investor Allstars Awards were revealed last Thursday, at an awards ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane, London.

The Awards brought together those instrumental in shaping Europe’s tech landscape – the entrepreneurs, investors, and advisers that have driven the exceptional growth of the European digital economy in the past year.

9th October 2019

Food-Tech Start-up Vertical Future completes £4m seed round

Vertical Future, a London-based food technology company, announced the completion of its Seed Round, raising £4m of equity finance, with further investment expected in the coming months. 

Grown in the capital and delivered by bicycle and electric van, the company uses technology to produce high-quality, ethical food (primarily baby leaf vegetables and herbs), in controlled environments. They also develop efficient and sustainable methods of food production and supply systems, with a long-term commitment to improving health and reducing CO2 emissions in cities.

8th October 2019

Smart textiles company Footfalls gains additional investment for expansion plans

Foresight Group LLP has announced a further £749k equity investment into Footfalls and Heartbeats Limited through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), leading a £1.5m round with additional backing from the University of Nottingham and several new and existing High Net Worth Investors.

8th October 2019

GED Capital invests in three startups after launching its first venture capital fund

The independent Iberian alternative assets manager GED Capital has taken a further step in the development of its multi-product strategy with the launch of its maiden venture capital fund Conexo Ventures. This new activity of GED Capital in the venture capital segment adds to the already existing strategies of the GP in private equity and infrastructure. With a target size of 40 million euros, Conexo Ventures will make around 20 investments, of which around 50% will be follow-up investments.

8th October 2019

Entrepreneur who set out to save high streets raises £325k for parking app

An entrepreneur who set out to help save struggling high streets has raised £325,000 to deliver his idea.  Chris Reed has secured investment from the North East Venture Fund (NEVF), which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Mercia, and former TV ‘dragon’ Jenny Campbell.

7th October 2019

Startup platform Decksender completes first year Beta stage

DeckSender.com, the startup platform that aims to democratize access to investment announces it’s 1 year Beta stage completion and some seriously interesting numbers.

3rd October 2019

Maven backs LIMA Networks and Data Centre UK in £12 million deal

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has led the £12 million investment in LIMA Networks Ltd and Data Centre UK Ltd (LIMA Group), a Managed Services, Hybrid Cloud and Data Centre solutions provider.  Established in 1997 and located in Salford, LIMA Group is a leading technology services and infrastructure solutions provider. With a team of highly experienced technical consultants, LIMA specialises in designing and implementing intelligent IT infrastructure solutions across a wide range of sectors and industries, from SMEs to enterprise level and public sector organisations.

2nd October 2019

UK private equity performance builds despite Brexit, says eFront

eFront, the leading financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments, has published its latest annual Global Private Equity Performance Series, which shows that, despite political and economic uncertainty created by Brexit, the UK improved its already attractive risk-return profile for private equity investors. 

2nd October 2019

Keensight Capital invests in Geodesial

Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout[1] investments, replaces CAPZA as majority stakeholder of Geodesial, a leading developer and distributor of CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering) software for infrastructure.

2nd October 2019

Qventures leads investment in London based startup Rosecut

QVentures, manager of 29PP Pre-Seed Fund, has led the funding round in Rosecut Technologies, a digital wealthmanager. Founded by Qiaojia Li, a former Coutts and Credit Suisse private banker, and Gustavo Silva, an experienced entrepreneur and machine learning specialist, Rosecut creates bespoke investment solutions that combine artificial intelligence with top-tier human advice.

2nd October 2019

Jepco set for growth after £900k from MEIF Maven Debt Finance

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund Debt Finance, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has provided Lincolnshire-based, Jepco, with a £900,000 funding package, which will enable the horticulture firm to acquire the hydroponic technology and equipment needed to expand production all year round. The finance package will also create 14 new jobs in the region. This is the second MEIF loan made to the Jepco Group.

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