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11th April 2018

Maven invests £1.1m in WaterBear Education

Maven Capital Partners has completed a £1.1 million VCT investment in WaterBear Education Ltd, a private higher education college which provides a range of Master of Arts (MA) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree courses across the creative industries in partnership with the University of Chichester.  

11th April 2018

YFM Equity Partners backs EIKON

Funds advised and managed by YFM Equity Partners have backed an investment into Eikon Group Limited, a cutting edge, end-to-end, digital post-production services for the motion picture and broadcast industry.

11th April 2018

VCT fundraising for 2017/18 close to all-time high

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has published the fundraising figure for Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) for the 2017/18 tax year. 

9th April 2018 captures £5 million from Mobeus and Beringea

Mobeus Equity Partners and Beringea have co-invested in a £5 million funding round for, a specialist online marketplace for second-hand photographic and filmmaking equipment.

Launched in 2011, the Brighton-based company currently facilitates more than 6,000 transactions per month, and is on track to generate £22 million in turnover this year at a year-on-year growth rate of more than 60 per cent. Since its Series A funding round, completed in June 2016, has grown from 28 people to a team of 90, with offices in Brighton and New York. 

5th April 2018

EIS & VCT changes - what do they mean for my clients and me? Part 3

In the third of three articles on the changes brought in with the Budget, James Ramsay, an independent tax efficient specialist, takes an adviser’s eye view of the changes and their implications to firms and their clients.

28th March 2018

Octopus publishes High Growth Small Business Report 2018

A tiny group of UK companies are punching well above their weight showing they can be a significant force in driving the country’s economic growth, increasing UK productivity, skills and employment, according to The Octopus High Growth Small Business Report 2018.

One in every five new jobs in the UK and more than 20% of economic growth was created by high growth small businesses between 2015 and 2016. Representing less than 1% of UK business, these 22,074 companies created on average more than 3,000 new jobs each week.

28th March 2018

Investor Confidence Rises in March says State Street

State Street Global Exchange today released the results of the State Street Investor Confidence Index® (ICI) for March 2018.

26th March 2018

Mobeus leads £3.8m investment in SuperCarers

Mobeus Equity Partners has led a £3.8 million funding round for SuperCarers, an online platform that’s addressing the acute UK care crisis. SuperCarers connects people seeking at-home care with experienced, independent carers. Mobeus provided £2.1 million of development capital, alongside other investors, including JamJar Investments and Seneca Partners.

26th March 2018

Sapphire Ventures leads $20m funding for cloud data firm Matillion

Matillion, the makers of cloud data integration tools Matillion ETL for Amazon Redshift, Matillion ETL for Snowflake and Matillion ETL for Google BigQuery, today announced it has closed a $20 million Series B round of funding led by Sapphire Ventures, existing investor Funds advised and managed by YFM Equity Partners, the specialist UK-based private equity fund manager and new investor Scale Venture Partners. The funding will accelerate the Company’s leadership in the cloud data integration category.

22nd March 2018

The Primal Pantry secures investment from NVM

NVM Private Equity has invested £3 million of growth capital into Maidenhead-based branded food business The Primal Pantry.  With a vision to be a leading and trusted real food brand, the investment will be targeted at growing retail distribution and in-store visibility along with driving brand awareness through consumer marketing channels.  

20th March 2018

YFM backs MBO of Checkmate Fire

YFM Equity Partners has backed the MBO of Checkmate Fire Solutions Limited, the UK’s leading passive fire protection provider.

19th March 2018

What would a Corbyn-led Labour Government mean for tax-advantaged investing?

Kealan Doyle assess the likely impact on tax advantaged investing of a Corbyn-led Labour Government.

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