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12th October 2021

Imophoron raises £4m led by Octopus and Science Creates

Imophoron, a developer of a novel, next generation rapid-response vaccine platform, ADDomer(TM), to combat present and future infectious diseases, has secured £4 million in an oversubscribed fundraising round. 

12th October 2021

External finance used by four in ten businesses across the UK

More than four in ten businesses in the UK were using external finance in 2021 but a lack of local investors means economic potential continues to be wasted 

12th October 2021

JPIN VCATS and Cambridge Cleantech partnership to support climate change startups

JPIN Venture Catalysts Ltd, a world-leading startup investment bank, has joined Cambridge Cleantech  as an ‘Investor in Residence’ with a lead focus on UK-India opportunities, alongside business leaders including fellow investors, corporates, entrepreneurs, academia and government.

12th October 2021

Land Energy secures £6 million funding from IGF

Rapidly growing biomass fuel manufacturer Land Energy (LE) has secured £6 million in funding from Independent Growth Finance (IGF). The asset business lending (ABL) package includes invoice finance, inventory and equipment facilities. The significant working capital will enable the company to expand its operations and develop a new, clean-burning briquette aimed at the domestic solid fuel market.

11th October 2021

GP Bullhound closes oversubscribed Fund V at €300m

GP Bullhound has announced that Fund V has closed oversubscribed at the hard cap of €300m.

11th October 2021

Foresight provides £15 million debt facility to Reto Finance

Foresight Group, an award-winning listed alternative investment manager, has provided a senior secured debt facility of up to £15 million to Channel Islands multi-product specialist lender Reto Finance.

11th October 2021

Bowers Electrical Engineering secures £250,000 funding

Bowers Electrical Engineering Services Ltd has secured £250,000 from Maven Capital Partners E&SE Midlands Debt Finance fund, through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) and backed by the Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme Loan (CBILS).

11th October 2021

BGF invests $12m in virtual oncology business Entia

Entia, a medical technology business, which recently announced a commercial partnership with Pfizer UK, raised $12 million earlier in the year in a funding round co-led by UK growth capital investor, BGF and growth fund manager, Parkwalk, with participation from existing seed investor Sussex Place Ventures.

8th October 2021

EquiTrace secures funding €1.25m from HBAN and Enterprise Ireland

EquiTrace, a unique app for horses that combines identity, GPS and medical records data using a scanner, a microchip and a mobile phone, has signed an investment agreement with a syndicate of HBAN angel investors led by Brendan Nevin, CEO of Code Institute for 1million euros.  Enterprise Ireland will also be investing in the company, providing 250,000 euros.  EquiTrace will use the investment to grow the company, building a sales and development team as well as investing in marketing, and focus on global expansion.

8th October 2021

Pembroke VCT invests £1m into food delivery disrupter Peckwater Brands

Pembroke VCTthe venture capital trust focused on backing early-stage businesses with exceptional founders and management teams, has invested £1m into Peckwater Brands, the creator of data-driven virtual food brands, which develops delivery-only, fully-serviced food concepts to increase revenue for existing restaurants, its franchisees.

8th October 2021

Maven raises £12.7 million for new residential property project

Maven Capital Partners has agreed a joint venture with Taggart Homes, the award winning housebuilder, to develop 150 new-build family homes in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

8th October 2021

AIC report - VCTs' vital role supporting SMEs throughout the pandemic

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has released the report, 'Eager beavers: Enhancing the UK's commercial ecosystem'. The report examines VCT investment since the 2017 rule changes which directed VCTs towards higher-risk investment.

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