In a yet a further sign of continuing maturity in private equity, its secondary market is being driven by GP-led deals, giving rise to a greater proliferation of single asset transactions. And as AlpInvest’s Neal Costello explains, this is presenting wider opportunities for liquidity providers.
Skin & Tonic, a skincare and wellbeing brand founded in Hackney, London, has secured GBP830,000 in funding, enabling it to fulfil increased production demands and expand its operations to Manchester. Driven by GC Angels, this includes a GBP605,000 investment from the angel investment service alongside private investors, as well as a GBP225,000 loan from NPIF – FW Capital, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).
AND Digital, a British tech consultancy aiming to accelerate digital delivery for businesses by providing access to tech talent, has secured GBP8 million in follow-on funding from BGF, one of the UK’s most prominent growth economy investors.
Level E Research, the Edinburgh based leader in artificial intelligence (AI) investment solutions, has just closed a seed funding round raising GBP1.2 million from a group of private investors, including leading figures in the investment management industry.
The new digital financial services company Alpian SA (Alpian), incubated by the Swiss banking group REYL & Cie Ltd (REYL), has announced a successful Series B funding worth around USD18 million (CHF16.9 million). The fundraising follows the Series A round in 2020 in which CHF12.2 million was raised.
BlackRock Real Assets has successfully achieved a USD4.8 billion final close for Global Renewable Power Fund III (GRP III) with commitments from over 100 institutional investors, including leading public and private pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and family offices from over 18 countries globally.
One Utility Bill, the Newcastle-based business which simplifies the utilities experience for consumers, landlords and letting agents, has raised a further GBP1.6 million in its second fundraise within a year.
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One million homes in the UK are now being powered by green energy, as a result of anaerobic digestion (AD) projects funded by dedicated, specialist Finance Arranger - Privilege Finance, the lending partner of Prestige Funds.
Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust (DORE) has completed the acquisition of a 96MWp portfolio of c50 solar PV assets located in mainland Great Britain and Northern Ireland for a total consideration of GBP42 million (including working capital balances and cash held by the portfolio companies).