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12th November 2020

Livingbridge invests in ecommerce platform Visualsoft

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, has announced its investment in Visualsoft, a market-leading eCommerce platform provider.  Founded in 1998 by CEO Dean Benson and headquartered in Teesside with offices in Newcastle, Manchester and Dubai, Visualsoft provides SMEs with an industry-leading end-to-end eCommerce solution, including initial site development and ongoing support, alongside wrap around digital marketing services. 

12th November 2020

Synova Capital-backed Chatsworth Schools acquires Tiny Toes Day Nurseries

A trio of Oxfordshire day nurseries have been acquired by a fast-growing independent education provider. Chatsworth Schools, which is itself headquartered in Oxfordshire, has purchased Tiny Toes Day Nurseries in a deal arranged by the childcare business transfer specialist Abacus Day Nursery Sales, a specialist division of Blacks Business Brokers.

11th November 2020

Archangels leads £3.1 million funding in Integrated Graphene

Integrated Graphene Ltd,  the Scottish-based tech company, has fired the starting pistol on scaled production of its unique breakthrough 3D graphene foam, Gii, following the completion of a £3.1 million round of investment in the business, led by Edinburgh-based business angel syndicate, Archangels, with co-investment from Par Equity, Techstart Ventures and ESM Investments.

11th November 2020

Whiterock backs Artemis Human Capital in first PE deal

Whiterock Finance has made its first ever equity investment by backing specialist recruitment business Artemis Human Capital.

The Belfast-based investment team, comprising Paul Millar, Rhona Barbour, David McCurley and Neil McCabe, has taken a minority stake in Artemis for an undisclosed sum and will also work with the business in an advisory capacity.

11th November 2020

Inciner8 set for accelerated growth following private equity buy out

Private equity house, Chiltern Capital, has completed an investment in a leading waste management incinerator manufacturer with support from a multi-million-pound lending facility from Shawbrook Bank.

Inciner8 Ltd, based in Southport, Merseyside, was acquired by Chiltern in a deal that will enable the business to capitalise on its strong market position as well as grow its product range, service offering and global reach.

Inciner8 designs and manufactures incinerators for a range of uses across the waste management industry, supplying incinerators to corporate, government and non-governmental clients globally. Its products are often used to safely reduce the mass and disposal of hazardous waste that would otherwise end up in landfill. Its incinerators are environmentally friendly thanks to their ability to retain and reburn harmful exhaust gases.

10th November 2020

Global early stage VC Antler launches in Berlin

In a significant boost for both the German and the wider Central European start-up ecosystem amidst a slow start to 2020, the global early stage capital firm Antler is opening a new office in Berlin.

10th November 2020

QVentures invests in no-code platform Opsly

QVentures has made an investment into Opsly, a platform that allows software developers to build cloud infrastructure and architecture with no prior coding or cloud knowledge necessary.

10th November 2020

Graphite Capital expands its investment team

Graphite Capital has made one promotion and two new appointments to strengthen further its investment team.

10th November 2020

Oxford University AI company Mind Foundry closes $13.6 million Series A

Mind Foundry, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) company that spun out of the University of Oxford’s Machine Learning Research Group (MLRG), today announced it has raised an additional $13.6 million in Series A funding led by Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd (ANDI) of the MS&AD Insurance Group and includes funding from existing investors Parkwalk Advisors, Oxford Sciences Innovation, the University of Oxford, and the Oxford Technology and Innovations EIS Fund. With the new funding, the company has raised a total of $24.4 million to date. 

10th November 2020

Fashion industry fintech Purple Dot raises £1.35m from Connect Ventures

Purple Dot, the ‘worth-the-wait’ payment option for fashion brands, today announces its seed round of £1.35 million, led by Connect Ventures, with support from, AI Seed, Moxxie Ventures, Andy Chung and Philipp Moehring from AngelList, Vijay Pandurangan (ex-Twitter), Alex Roetter former SVP of Engineering at Twitter and the family office of Paul Forster, co-founder of Indeed.com.

9th November 2020

Bright Instruments secures £350k investment to drive expansion
Bright Instruments, a Luton-based manufacturer of cutting equipment, has secured a £350,000 investment to expand its product line and create new jobs from The FSE Group Debt Finance Fund, part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF).

9th November 2020

FSE Group backs EXM Insight's £400,000 funding round

EXM Insight, the next-generation solution for portfolio monitoring and value creation for the Private Equity industry, has successfully completed a £400,000 funding round with a £200,000 investment from the Enterprise M3 Growth Fund, managed by The FSE Group.

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