Key Capital Partners has confirmed that it has invested £2 million for a minority stake inspecialist recruitment firm EarthStream, which supplies specialist staff to the global energy & resources sectors.
Early stage, Cambridge based, life science company, Sphere Fluidics, has closed a £1.6m funding round which included a £133,000 investment by a syndicate of London Business Angels and its EIS Approved Roundtable Syndicate Fund 2012.
A tidal energy platform specialist, Sustainable Marine Energy (SME), working closely with Cranfield University, has completed a £150k SEIS eligible funding round which was corner-stoned by a £133k investment by a London Business Angels (LBA) syndicate, including a £40k investment by the LBA SEIS Roundtable Syndicate Fund 2012.
Manchester-based online recruitment technology company Hiring-Hub.com has secured a “significant investment of over £500k” from John Laithwaite Partners LLP, placing a seven-figure valuation on the business.
NewVoiceMedia, the provider of Cloud contact centre services, has announced that it has secured $20m funding from new investors Highland Capital Partners Europe and MMC Ventures, as well as existing shareholders Notion Capital and Eden Ventures.
Instant, which provides flexible office solutions for companies all over the world, has attracted £16m capital from private equity house MML to support ambitious growth plans.
The Business Growth Fund (BGF), established to help the UK’s fast growing smaller and medium sized businesses, has announced a £2.5 million investment for a minority stake in Manchester-based Boost Juice Bars UK (Boost) a growing chain of retail stores specialising in the sale of freshly made smoothies and juices.
Mark Pearson, CEO of the leading discount network Markco Media, has continued his 2012 investments by injecting £1m into the parent company of 3 month old global discount website MyDeals.com. The funding will be used to develop a publisher monetisation platform.
The Silicon Roundabout-based social data analytics provider Likely has announced the completion of a £1million equity investment led by growth capital specialists New World Private Equity together with seed and early stage specialists Charlotte Street Capital.
Last Second Ticket has secured a second round of funding from discount network Markco Media, parent company to leading discount website MyVoucherCodes.