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16th January 2019

Sanford DeLand appoints Rex Orton as new Chairman of the Board


The Board of Sanford DeLand Asset Management (SDL) has announced the appointment of Rex Orton as Chairman with immediate effect, following FCA approval.


15th January 2019

IGF bolsters ABL sales team after record-breaking year
Independent Growth Finance (IGF), the leading independent asset based lender, today announces further investment in its asset based lending sales team following a record year.

With 17 years’ experience working in asset based lending and invoice finance, the appointment of Nigel Hibbert as ABL director strengthens IGF’s presence in the South East. Following this latest appointment, IGF’s ABL sales team has increased 50 percent in the last 12 months.

9th January 2019

WestBridge announces recent promotions

UK buyout investor, WestBridge, has promoted Tim Whittard to director and Edward Minton to Investment Manager.

21st December 2018

Kernel Capital appoints new Managing Partner

Andrew Graham is to take the role of Managing Partner at Kernel Capital in March next year. He takes over from Niall Olden who will continue as Partner, member of the Kernel Capital Fund Investment Committees and full-time committed to the firm. 

20th December 2018

Ascension Ventures Announces 14 New Investors

Ascension Ventures, the London-based investment firm, re cent funding round will see the addition of 14 new Venture Partners. The group strengthens Ascension’s core belief in entrepreneurs investing in entrepreneurs, bringing in active UK and US investors with a number of them already successfully-exited entrepreneurs. Ascension’s bolstered experience in early stage investments and deep sector knowledge will increase deal-flow and support portfolio companies as they develop and scale in the UK and beyond.

19th December 2018

HBAN's aim to raise €10M from 50 female angels

HBAN plans to recruit 50 new female business angel investors over the next three years.  HBAN will run a series of events to encourage more female investors to invest in ambitious start-ups based on the island of Ireland seeking to expand internationally. The new female investors will bring a combined €10 million of new business angel funds.

17th December 2018

Giles Andrews joins Dynamic Credit to Chair Supervisory Board

Giles Andrews OBE, co-founder of Zopa, the world’s first marketplace lender, will join Dynamic Credit as Chairman of their Supervisory Board, subject to regulatory approval. The Board will have three members and serves to strengthen the corporate governance of Dynamic Credit Group (DCG), which comprises of the asset manager and direct lender Dynamic Credit and the investor servicing platform LoanClear.

14th December 2018

Gareth Price joins Maven's investment team

Maven Capital Partners has further expanded its investment team with the appointment of Gareth Price. Joining as an investment director, Gareth is responsible for sourcing VCT opportunities, investments for Maven’s MBO fund, and its private equity co-investor partner network in the South West, as well as managing portfolio investments in the region.


13th December 2018

LNC Therapeutics appoints board members

LNC Therapeutics, a French biotech company specializing in gut microbiome-based drug discovery, has expanded its Board of Directors, 

12th December 2018

British Business Bank appoints Director for the North and Midlands

The British Business Bank has appointed Geoff Whiteland to a new position as UK Network Director, North of England and the Midlands.

5th December 2018

NVM adds four to investment team

NVM Private Equity has strengthened its  investment team with the recruitment of Sam Sinclair, Ishaan Chilkoti, Charlotte Clarke and Carmine Circelli.  NVM is building a dedicated and focused VCT team to develop the business in a changed environment by bringing in people with experience in new, fast-emerging technology, finance and life science sectors.

Sam joins NVM as Talent Director and has over 10 years’ experience in executive search, assessment and advisory experience in the technology markets. NVM believes that access to the right people and expertise can make all the difference when it comes to scaling a business and Sam’s primary remit will be to build, develop and evolve NVM’s network of board directors and advisors whilst working closely with NVM’s portfolio businesses.

4th December 2018

Kuber Ventures hires former Fidelity International client services specialist

Kuber Ventures, the alternative investment platform specialising in EIS and SEIS, has announced the appointment of a new Head of Client Services to continue to drive the platform’s fast-paced expansion. Anne Butler, a former Associate Director of Fidelity International has joined the senior management team to lead on all elements of client services as the company adapts to an increasing demand for tax efficient investment products.

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