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18th June 2018

Telemos Capital completes first UK investment with Lovehoney

 

Telemos Capital, an evergreen investment company, has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Lovehoney, a leading online retailer of sexual happiness products.

 

31st May 2018

Cawston Press raises £1M

Leading British soft drinks company Cawston Press has announced that they have successfully raised £1m in an equity fundraising round to support continued expansion at home and overseas. 

22nd May 2018

Edge Investments leads £4m investment in kids’ activities marketplace Hoop

Leading creative industries specialist, Edge Investments, is pleased to announce it has invested in a significant shareholding in Hoop, a fast-growing marketplace which helps families find and book organised local activities for children and the organisers of those activities to increase their profitability.

22nd May 2018

High-growth action sports protection brand receives £3m BGF investment

Trailblazing action sports protection brand Ruroc has received a £3m investment from BGF, adding further firepower to its international growth plans.

The Ruroc range – which includes its signature full-face helmet with detachable face mask and the world’s first fully ventilated magnetic lens goggles – is gaining rapid traction across the globe as the go-to brand for action sports protective gear.  Over the past 8 years Ruroc’s high-quality, high-specification designs have had a constant presence in the pit lanes of the Formula 1, NASCAR, Aussie V8 and MotoGP competitions.

3rd May 2018

App commerce company Poq closes £9.5 million Series B

App commerce company Poq has announced the completion of a £9.5 million Series B funding round, led by Smedvig Capital, with significant participation from long-term investor Beringea and additional investment from existing investor Revolt Ventures. This round brings the total amount raised by Poq so far to £16.5 million.

30th April 2018

Shoosmiths wraps up LDC’s investment into giftware company

Shoosmiths has advised private equity investor LDC on its £13 million minority investment into Paladone, one of the UK’s market leading designers and suppliers of giftware products, to assist in the acceleration of its international growth.

30th April 2018

myBaker secures funding from Jenson

Jenson SEIS and EIS Fund 2017/18 has made an investment into myBaker (Homebaked Ltd), an online cake concierge service connecting independent bakers to individuals and businesses, throughout the UK, enabling them to order customised baked goods.

19th April 2018

Pharmacy2U secures further investment

Pharmacy2U, the UK’s largest NHS online pharmacy, has secured a further £40 million investment to support the rapid growth of its online 

16th April 2018

Office Space in Town-led investment group acquires iconic hotel

Office Space in Town, one of the UK’s leading award-winning serviced office providers, has led an investment group to acquire Burgh Island Hotel, one of the UK’s most iconic art deco island retreats that has an unrivalled history and heritage. The purchase marks a major milestone in OSiT’s growth as it expands its portfolio beyond serviced offices and into the leisure and hotels sector.

16th April 2018

Kids Planet secures £6.5m follow-on funding  from BGF

Family-owned Kids Planet has received a further £6.5m investment from BGF as it plans to double the number of nurseries within the group in the next five years.  

Since BGF’s initial investment, the Greater Manchester-headquartered business has expanded from 17 to 23 sites across the North of England, including most recently in Preston, Stockport, Billinge and Swinton. Last year, it was awarded the top spot in the Nursery World Childcare League Table - a compilation of Ofsted ratings for the 20 largest nursery groups in Britain.

6th April 2018

Zilingo raises $54 million Series C

Zilingo has raised $54 million in a Series C, to grow further and expand internationally. This takes total funding raised by the company to USD 82 million. 

29th March 2018

Three Hills Capital invests in Sigma

Three Hills Capital Partners has announced its investment in Sigma Retail Solutions. Sigma is a leading provider of outsourced solutions to blue chip retailers across the UK, Europe and Australia. The Company offers a wide range of services from procurement to project delivery and supply chain solutions of various specialist fixtures and fittings.

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