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Seafort Advisors has invested in Deskcenter AG, the parent company of Deskcenter UK, becoming the company’s new majority shareholder as a result.
YFM Equity Partners-advised funds have sold their shares in GroupBC to strategic acquirer Bentley Systems, a provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing infrastructure.
Capricorn Partners has joined a double-digit million growth financing round for plant-based protein firm Prolupin with an investment of EUR7 million, from its Capricorn Sustainable Chemistry Fund and Quest for Growth.
The Mercia AM managed Northern VCTs have invested GBP 3 million in Oddbox, the company behind the UK's first sustainable fruit and veg box delivery.
Baird Capital has invested in Aura Futures, a UK-based provider of workspace technology to mid to large-size enterprises.
Scottish private equity firm Par Equity, an existing investor in Glasgow-based cashback app Swipii, has invested an additional GBP1 million into the company.