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Cloudsmith raises GBP2.1m in seed funding

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 10:38

Belfast-based tech firm Cloudsmith has closed an equity investment round of GBP2.1 million led by Frontline Ventures and co-investors MMC Ventures, with local involvement by Techstart Ventures through its Invest NI fund, Techstart. »

Aliter Capital acquires Sponge in second digital learning deal

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 10:21

Aliter Capital has completed a transaction which will see Sponge UK (Sponge), a custom digital learning solutions specialist, coming together with Glasgow-based Bolt Learning (Bolt) to create a new player in the learning technology sector. »

Foresight invests GBP749k into University of Nottingham spin-out Promethean Particles

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 10:19

Foresight Group has made a GBP749,000 growth capital investment into Promethean Particles (Promethean), a company specialising in the manufacturing of nanomaterials.  »

Chatham Financial acquires London-based JCRA Group

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 09:58

Chatham Financial has acquired the JCRA Group, significantly expanding the firm’s presence in Europe. »

Tenbite Ermias, CDC Group

CDC Group makes double appointment in Africa

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 09:39

CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, has appointed Seema Dhanani and Benson Adenuga as Heads of Office for Kenya and Nigeria, respectively. »

Artist Capital Management closes USD100m dedicated esports fund

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 09:29

Artist Capital Management, a growth-oriented investment management firm, has raised USD100 million for its first fund, the Artist Esports Edge Fund. The Edge Fund seeks to provide institutional investors with concentrated exposure to leading esports companies. »

Esports growth brings investment surge and expanding revenue sources, plus new challenges, says survey

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 09:27

With esports revenues and viewership mounting, industry insiders believe the market is poised for continued growth as investors increasingly jump in, revenue sources evolve and technology rapidly advances. »

Ron Biscardi, Context Capital

Context Capital Partners makes senior leadership changes

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 09:25

Context Capital Partners, an alternative specialist firm with holdings and operating companies in various sectors of the alternatives space, has appointed Eric Noll as Chief Executive Officer of Context Capital Partners, with Ron Biscardi (pictured) shifting to become Chief Executive Officer of Context Summits on a full-time basis. »

Bunker Hill Capital sells ASPEQ Heating Group

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 09:21

Bunker Hill Capital, a  Boston-based private equity investor in lower middle market companies, has sold ASPEQ Heating Group (ASPEQ), a St Louis-based manufacturer of highly engineered electric‐heating and thermal‐management technologies to San Francisco-based Industrial Growth Partners. »

Keensight Capital to acquire majority stake in Naxicap’s Sogelink,

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 09:19

Keensight Capital, a private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout investment has signed an exclusivity agreement with mid cap investor Naxicap with a view to buying a majority stake in Sogelink, a provider of vertical software solutions for infrastructure sector professionals. »

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