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24th March 2021

Pembroke VCT backs eco-friendly vehicle maintenance company Dropless

Pembroke VCTthe venture capital trust focused on building the brands of tomorrow, has made an initial investment of £1.75 million into Dropless, the eco-friendly vehicle maintenance company revolutionising its sector.

Dropless was launched in 2018 by co-founders Christian Duncan and Mike Grindy, to bring digital and sustainable innovation, alongside exceptional customer service, to vehicle owners globally.

19th March 2021

Albion exits investment in Berkley Care Group homes

Albion Capital has made a successful exit from its investment in three high-end care homes managed by Berkley Care Group, the boutique care home operator. The care homes with a total of 201 beds have been sold to Korian SA, the leading European care services group for elderly and fragile people, for an undisclosed sum.

12th March 2021

 Albion Capital closes successful £58.5m VCT fund raising

Albion Capital, the leading independent investment manager, has closed its 2020/2021 VCT top up offers earlier than scheduled and fully subscribed with strong support from both existing and new shareholders. 

12th March 2021

Pembroke VCT portfolio company Boom Cycle partners with KOBOX

Pembroke VCT, the venture capital trust focused on building the brands of tomorrow, has announced that portfolio company Boom Cycle, England’s first boutique cycling chain, has partnered with KOBOX to launch the boutique fitness ‘supergroup’ United Fitness Brands. 

8th March 2021

Maven VCTs lead funding round to support US expansion for Adimo

Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active investors in smaller businesses, has led a £1.54 million funding round for Adimo, a marketing technology platform that enables FMCG brands to turn their digital marketing campaigns into shoppable experiences. 

5th March 2021

AIC releases 'VCTs Explained' educational video

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has released an educational video introducing venture capital trusts.

5th March 2021

YFM £14m VCT fundraising fully subscribed in just four weeks

YFM Equity Partners opened its two managed Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) for non-prospectus top-up offers in early February, and both are now fully subscribed, ahead of schedule, achieving a further £14m of committed funds from returning investors.

16th February 2021

YFM investment to support VFX studio’s international scaling plans

Outpost VFX, a fast-growing UK-headquartered film and TV visual effects company, has secured a multi-million pound investment from funds managed by YFM Equity Partners (YFM) which will enable it to develop its infrastructure, company culture and proprietary platforms, as well as providing a solid base for further international growth across its four international locations.

11th February 2021

Maven leads £1.75million investment in Leaf

Maven Capital Partners has led a £1.75 million investment into marketing technology company, Leaf.fm Ltd. The innovative performance marketing services provider secured £1 million through the North East Development Fund, supported by the European Regional Development, and £750,000 through The Future Fund, a government scheme backed by the British Business Bank. Funding will enable Leaf to invest in its engineering and data science teams, sales & marketing activities and expand its Newcastle operations to deliver on its ambitious expansion plans, whilst continuing to roll out a number of exciting product enhancements.

10th February 2021

Pembroke VCT invests £1m into healthcare software Credentially

Pembroke VCTthe venture capital trust focused on building the brands of tomorrow, has made an initial investment of £1 million into Credentially, the platform that automates healthcare hiring, onboarding and compliance. During the pandemic, the company has worked with the NHS to speed up the registration of healthcare professionals.

Credentially was launched in 2016 by founders Kit Latham, a former A&E doctor and Artem Stalpouski, a software engineer. They combined their experience and expertise to address the lengthy hiring processes, disjointed onboarding efforts and fragmented compliance reporting that healthcare providers currently experience.

4th February 2021

Pembroke VCT invests £1m into healthcare software Credentially

Pembroke VCT, the venture capital trust focused on building the brands of tomorrow, has made an initial investment of £1 million into Credentially, the platform that automates healthcare hiring, onboarding and compliance. During the pandemic, the company has worked with the NHS to speed up the registration of healthcare professionals.

27th January 2021

Force24 strengthens board following investment from YFM

Digital marketing veteran Chris Underhill has been appointed as chair of Leeds-based Force24 following a £4.8m investment backed by private equity firm YFM Equity Partners.

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