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17th August 2018

Benefex announces investment from Bain Capital

Benefex Holdings Limited, owner of the market leading employee experience platform OneHub, has announced that Bain Capital Private Equity has signed a definitive agreement for an investment in Benefex. As part of the transaction, BGF, which has backed Benefex since 2011, will exit its minority stake.

16th August 2018

BGF to exit minority stake in Benefex

BGF is to exit its investment in employee benefits firm Benefex, the first company to receive BGF funding when it launched in 2011. BGF’s minority stake will be acquired by Bain Capital.

The acquisition will enable Benefex to benefit from synergies with Bain Capital’s investments in the HR technology sector as the company moves to the next stage of its growth strategy. Founder Matt Macri-Waller will continue as shareholder and CEO.

15th August 2018

New tool to help companies assess potential in e-learning for growth & expansion.

UK based e-learning specialist Candle Learning has announced the launch of their latest online tool, designed specifically to help commercial training companies to assess the potential of integrating e-learning into their services.

10th July 2018

Paragon Group acquires Imprimus

Paragon Group, the leading provider of customer communications, identification and graphics services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Imprimus Limited which will become part of Paragon Customer Communications’ business in the UK. Imprimus, formerly known as Stralfors UK, has an annual turnover of around £14m; following the acquisition Paragon Group revenues will exceed €700m during the coming financial year.

22nd June 2018

Seven Things to Consider Before Relocating Your Business

Business owners are being supplied with useful advice in order to help them keep the stress of relocating their business to a minimum.


22nd June 2018

DevOpsGroup raises £3m from BGF

BGF has invested £3m of growth capital into Cardiff-headquartered DevOpsGroup, a UK professional services company specialising in DevOps engineering consultancy and training. This deal represents BGF’s first investment in Wales since it announced the launch of its Cardiff office earlier this year. 

21st June 2018

Smart Tech Tools That Can Transform Your Business


Looking at some of the biggest problems that new businesses face, QuoteMyEnergy has identified the ways entrepreneurs can utilise technology today to overcome them. 

13th June 2018

PEI Media has been acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital

Livingstone’s Media & Technology sector team has advised the shareholders of PEI Media, including LDC, on its sale to Bridgepoint Development Capital.

12th June 2018

Bowmark Capital backs buy-out of The Instant Group

Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has backed the buy-out of The Instant Group, a global leader in independent flexible workspace solutions.   

Founded in 1999, Instant provides alternative methods of office procurement and management, with specific focus on flexible workspace and medium-term lease solutions, employing 250 people in 11 cities around the world.

11th June 2018

Newable launches consultancy to develop export sales

Newable, the one-stop shop for growing businesses, has launched a specialist international trade consultancy to help small and medium-sized British companies develop their business in overseas markets.

11th June 2018

Browne Jacobson advises Laka on £1.1m seed round

Browne Jacobson’s corporate team has advised on another InsurTech venture capital deal – assisting crowd insurance pioneer Laka on its £1.1m (US $1.5m) seed round. The round was led by Tune Protect Group Berhad (Tune Protect), a financial holding company listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange. Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm 500 Startups also participated, alongside new and existing angel investors from across the insurance industry.

22nd May 2018

Strabens Hall appoints Adam Benskin as CEO

Strabens Hall, the award winning independent wealth advisory boutique, has appointed Adam Benskin as CEO, John Halley as Head of Legal, Financial and Compliance and Alistair Peel as Head of Investor Services as part of a reorganisation of the senior management team. This gives the firm a stronger structure to further scale the business, accelerate Strabens Hall’s ambitious growth strategy as well as enhance the services it offers to its expanding international client base.

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