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14th January 2021

Digital life insurance provider DeadHappy completes £4.75M investment


Award winning Digital life insurance provider DeadHappy has completed a £4.75M investment from new investors Channel 4 Ventures and Venture Founders, and follow-on investors Octopus and eVentures.


13th January 2021

Eyoto eyes expansion following £2.5M investment

Birmingham-based tele-optometry manufacturer Eyoto,has secured funding from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) WM Equity Finance Fund, managed by venture capital firm Midven as part of a £2.5M funding round. Other investors in the round included Mercia Asset Management, the Future Fund and a group of angel investors.

12th January 2021

Tristone Capital acquires North Wales care business

Buy and build Investment group Tristone Capital, through its care division Tristone Healthcare, has acquired North Wales-based care business, ProCare (Wales) Limited.  

12th January 2021

OnePlanetCapital launches fund to invest in climate change businesses

OnePlanetCapital, a new sustainably driven investment house, has launched a specialist sustainability EIS Fund to invest in businesses tackling climate change.

The new OnePlanetCapital Sustainable EIS Fund is broad-based, targeting investments that will tackle climate change and supporting businesses with a positive environmental impact. It aims to deliver industry leading returns whilst only backing companies and projects that will genuinely benefit the environmental prospects of the UK and the wider planet. 

12th January 2021

BGF competes multi-million pound investment in tech scale-up Cirrus

BGF has completed a multi-million pound investment in Cirrus, an award-winning provider of omnichannel cloud contact centre solutions.

Founded in 2013 by Jason Roos, Cirrus’ software is used by private and public sector organisations looking to digitalise their customer service operations. The business has seen continued growth across the UK and North America making it one of the leading Contact Centre as a Service (CCaaS) platforms.

12th January 2021

Livingbridge announces trio of promotions

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, has bolstered its leadership team 

11th January 2021

Liva Healthcare secures €24.5m

Liva Healthcare, a European market leader in scalable digital health coaching, has secured a new funding round of EUR 24.5 million, led by Verlinvest, the go-to investor for mission-driven entrepreneurs and category-defining global consumer brands. The investment will enable Liva to strengthen its position as a European leader in digital health and lifestyle coaching for chronic disease prevention and management.   

11th January 2021

ScaleUp Group Client IMMJ Systems obtains £3.8 million funding

Scale Up Group has completed a £3.8 million 'Series A' growth capital investment into its client IMMJ Systems Limited by Foresight and SUG members. IMMJ is a rapidly growing electronic document management solution supplier, with a focus on healthcare.

11th January 2021

Luxtripper closes latest funding round at £1.2m

Luxtripper, the fast-growth luxury travel business, has closed its latest investment round at £1.2m. The funding, raised from high-net worth individuals and former travel executives, will be used to double Luxtripper’s destination offering over the next three years, as well as further develop its proprietary technology platform and hire for roles across the business. The latest round brings total investment in the business to £3.1m since 2015, as it continues to bring cutting-edge technology to the luxury travel market.

8th January 2021

Entrepreneur education group Genius acquires E-Square

Genius Group, the world’s leading entrepreneur education group, has today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire South Africa-based E-Square Education group, including its primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions: Ed-U College (Port Elizabeth), Ed-U Academy (Ed-U Academy), Private Schools, E-Cube Online and Ed-U City Campus.

The agreement is the latest in a series of acquisitions by Genius Group in their mission to provide an internationally accredited entrepreneur education curriculum for the 21st century. It is the second acquisition by Genius Group in South Africa, after the acquisition of Tau Game Lodge, the luxury Safari Lodge and Conference Centre in Madikwe Game Reserve.

8th January 2021

Par Equity celebrates another successful year in 2020

Par Equity, the Edinburgh-based investment manager that specialises in early-stage technology businesses with high growth potential, increased its new investment activity to a record £12.4m in 2020. Despite the challenges of a year dominated by Covid-19, the award-winning company also continued its run of successful exits, which means it has now returned cash to investors every year since 2013.

8th January 2021

BGF invests £6m in global animation studio Snipple

BGF, has invested £6 million in world-renowned global animation studio, Snipple, to support its ambitious growth plans to develop its own IP and content. BGF will take a minority share in Snipple.  Under the leadership of London based CEO Kaine Pate, Snipple Animation has worked consistently with some of the biggest broadcast networks globally, including Netflix, Warner Bros, Disney, Dreamworks and Nickelodeon.  Its portfolio of animation work boasts a variety of family favourites, such as Where’s Waldo, Dora And Friends, Into the City, Animaniacs, Green Eggs and Ham, Ducktales, Be Cool Scooby Doo and Phineas and Ferb, amongst others.

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