CDC Group, the UK’s publicly owned impact investor, is to commit a further GBP2 billion into African businesses over the next two years, as it looks to double the size of its portfolio on the continent.
bfinance, an independent investment consultancy, has appointed former LGPS investor Trevor Castledine as Senior Director, Private Markets.
Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC), the award-winning UK fund manager and social enterprise, has invested GBP2.5 million from its Social and Sustainable Housing (SASH) fund into Valley House, a charity that supports vulnerable young parents and victims of domestic abuse in and around Coventry.
Elder Ltd has raised another GBP8.2 million funding round as its technology-enabled live-in care service gains nationwide popularity, bringing the total raised to GBP16.5 million.
Coniq has secured GBP6.4 million of growth equity to meet the growing demand for its award-winning CRM and loyalty platform used by the world's leading shopping malls, outlets and brands.
The first quarter of 2019 broke the all-time record for investment in Europe, with EUR7.3 billion invested (EUR8.3 billion including Israel), and according to a new study by e-front, the global venture capital industry hit an all-time high last year.
Funds advised by YFM Equity Partners (YFM) have backed a GBP5.6 million investment into Unbiased EC1 Limited (Unbiased) an online platform that connects people to providers across the Financial Adviser, Mortgage Broker and Accountancy markets.
Zadig & Voltaire, a French brand in the modern luxury ready-to-wear market, is to receive a strategic growth investment from Peninsula, a European Private Equity investment management firm.
Specialist fixed income manager, BlueBay Asset Management (BlueBay), has appointed Stephan Eckstein to the newly created role of Sales Director.
The concerns over a slowing global economic environment hit by and US-China trade tensions, weak eurozone growth and prolonged Brexit uncertainty, knocked flotations and equity raising on the London Stock Exchange last year.