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19th April 2018

Shoosmiths advises Octopus on City Pantry deal

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised long standing clients Octopus Investments on its multi-million pound funding into office catering company City Pantry.

18th April 2018

iContract successfully raises over £800,000

iContract, the online platform connecting contractors with recruiters, closed its latest round of investment last week - after successfully raising over £800,000. With a pre-money valuation of £3,000,000, the campaign attracted direct investment from long-term strategic investors, as well as 200+ small-sized investors from its own community via the crowdfund platform Seedrs.

5th April 2018

Barclays Eagle Lab will help Isle of Man businesses
Barclays Eagle Labs are a community resource that offer a range of resources including co-working space, expert mentoring, training workshops, a fully-equipped ‘MakerSpace’ to support rapid prototype development, and private office space for scale up businesses.

5th April 2018

deVere expands in Germany with new Munich offices

Brexit has prompted one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations to launch in Munich.

26th March 2018

Beechbrook backs executive search specialist Leathwaite

Beechbrook Capital is supporting further expansion at Leathwaite, the global human capital specialist. The new investment by Beechbrook’s UK SME Credit fund will enable Leathwaite to accelerate its worldwide expansion, launch new business streams and invest in proprietary technology, while also providing equity to develop and attract talent.

21st March 2018

Inflexion backs buyout of Chambers and Partners

Inflexion has completed the buyout of Chambers and Partners, the leading global provider of legal rankings.

12th March 2018

Intelligence Fusion beats funding target

Technology business Intelligence Fusion has broken through its £400,000 target and has gone on to raise over £486,000 to further develop its online global intelligence and risk management system.

This represents an early success for the new partnership between Growth Capital Ventures (GCV) and Crowdcube, an extension of GCV’s groundbreaking investment model which allows retail investors from the general public to invest alongside experienced and sophisticated investors and financial institutions.

The success of IF’s fund raising coincides with the Chancellor’s Budget proposals to stimulate investment in high growth businesses by attracting £20bn of new investment.

27th February 2018

UCL Technology & ParkWalk invest in MediaGamma

The UCL Technology Fund has invested in MediaGamma, the predictive analytics software company, as part of a £2m round in partnership with ParkWalk Advisors and the London Co-Investment Fund.

26th February 2018

British Business Bank pledges £100m to help small businesses

British Business Bank has put in place a multi-million package of support for lending too small businesses and workers affected by the Carillion liquidation.

26th February 2018

SETsquared is world’s top business incubator

The SETsquared partnership has been ranked as the world’s leading business incubator for its outstanding contribution to developing the next generation of UK tech entrepreneurs.  

SETsquared, a long-standing partnership between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey which specialises in growing high-tech start-ups through its incubation programme, has been ranked as the world’s leading business incubator for its outstanding contribution to developing the next generation of UK tech entrepreneurs.  

The announcement was made at the World Incubation Summit in Toronto, Canada. This confirmed SETsquared’s pre-eminence as ‘number one’ in its field, having maintained its world-leading position since 2015.

23rd February 2018

eFront and PitchBook form strategic partnership

eFront, the leading technology provider to alternative investment professionals, and PitchBook, the premier data provider for the private and public equity markets, announce today a strategic partnership to integrate PitchBook data within the recently announced eFront Insight solution. 

20th February 2018

BlackCurve raises £500k from Mercia

BlackCurve, which provides online retailers with advanced pricing tools to improve their revenue growth and profitability, has secured a seed investment of £500,000 from Mercia Fund Managers and software entrepreneur and investor, Nick Kingsbury.

Founded in 2016 by Charles and Philip Huthwaite, BlackCurve helps its clients find the optimal price for their goods and services through sophisticated pricing algorithms and machine learning.

This investment will be used to expand the company’s core team across sales, software development and data science. Alongside this, BlackCurve will continue to develop its underlying software to deliver even faster accessibility, improved analytics and further scale its client-base through strategic platform integrations.

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