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Calls for green infrastructure to qualify for EIS investment in upcoming March budget

The Chancellor should make green infrastructure projects eligible for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) in the upcoming March Budget, says Growthdeck, a private equity investment firm. Growthdeck believes that opening up EIS to green infrastructure projects again will help towards meeting the UK’s goal of bringing greenhouse gas emissions to

David Foreman, Praetura Ventures

Praetura Ventures raises GBP22m in less than a year

Praetura Ventures has closed its second EIS fund at GBP7million, bringing the total raised by the firm to GBP22 million in less than 12 months. The Praetura EIS 2020 Fund will support the growth ambitions of scale-ups across the region, and is expected to be deployed by the end of

MidOcean Partners sells Agilex Fragrances

Mid-market private equity firm MidOcean Partners has agreed to sell Agilex Fragrances (Agilex), a leading provider of innovative, high quality fragrance products and related creative and technical services, to Firmenich. Agilex designs creative fragrances and innovative technical solutions for a broad range of market categories including air care, personal care,

Synpromics raises GBP5.2m of new investment

Synpromics, a synthetic promoter and gene control company, has completed a financing round of GBP5.2 million led by existing investors Calculus Capital, the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise and private shareholders. Synpromics has grown rapidly over the past two years as it expanded its portfolio of

Calculus Capital invests GBP3.5m in Synpromics

Private equity fund manager Calculus Capital has invested GBP3.5 million in Scottish biotechnology company Synpromics via its Enterprise Investment Scheme funds and venture capital trust. Calculus has invested in a GBP5.2 million fundraising round alongside the Scottish government’s economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise and a group of private investors.   Edinburgh-based

Brexit marks shift in risk appetite of UK investors

Some 2.21 million investors in the UK are entering the new financial year with a greater risk appetite and seeking fresh investment angles, according to a survey of 1,000 UK investors by IW Capital. Nearly half (44 per cent) of British investors feel Brexit will have a positive impact on their investment strategy, with 22 per cent

Calculus closes EIS fundraising early after hitting GBP20m target

Private equity fund manager Calculus Capital has closed its Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fundraising after reaching its GBP20 million target three months earlier than anticipated. John Glencross, Calculus Capital chief executive, says: “Appetite for investing in unlisted UK smaller companies through the EIS has been growing year-on-year. And it’s not surprising,

Beaubridge leads GBP2.5m Florismart fundraising

Private equity firm Beaubridge is leading a GBP2.5 million investment in Florismart, an online marketplace connecting florists throughout Europe. Beaubridge has chosen CoInvestor to make this EIS investment opportunity available to investors to access directly and invest in online.   The Florismart platform is designed to allow florists to come

CMI launches film and TV investment fund

Creative Media Investments (CMI) has launched an EIS production fund, branded as the Silver Lining Screen Fund, designed to help support mid-range budget film and TV productions. Working with Portunus Investment Solutions, the fund aims to raise GBP10 million over the next year, and provides a high level of capital

Pubs acquisition marks first M&A deal for Bosham Capital Advisors

Bosham Capital Advisors (BCA) has completed its first deal on behalf of British Country Inns (BCI), which is selling its portfolio of 16 traditional pubs. Liberation Group has bought two freehold pubs for an undisclosed sum. Both pubs are located in Somerset: the Lime Kiln Inn, Knole and Beambridge, Sampford


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