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8 07, 2020

Investment Hat Trick

2020-07-09T15:53:57+00:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: , , , , |

We are delighted to share this recent news from FinLeap's CEO Ramin Niroumand. The fintech sphere has been quite dynamic in recent weeks. The developments in the Wirecard case continue to dominate international news as the story gradually unfolds. However, there is also positive fintech news to share. Despite the summer break, many companies are working on their comebacks following the Corona crisis. The finleap [...]

20 05, 2020

Hibergene’s game changing COVID test

2020-05-21T10:43:32+00:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , |

Hibergene's newly CE-marked COVID-19 test delivers positive results in approximately 30 minutes and is now available for sale in Ireland and internationally. CE-approval followed the completion of a clinical evaluation study at the Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, that has demonstrated the efficacy of the product. The new COVID-19 test, which expands the company’s product range to 13 tests, employs HiberGene’s proprietary molecular reagent format [...]

22 04, 2020

NHS Louisa Jordan now Operational

2020-04-22T08:34:36+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

We are pleased to report that NHS Louisa Jordan, built at the Scottish Event Campus is now operational. The hospital, which it is hoped will never be used, comprises 23,000 square metres of flooring more than 1,000 bed bays more than 8,000 pieces of medical equipment 35,000 metres of network cabling for the nurse call system 135,000 metres of cabling for lighting and power sockets [...]

21 04, 2020

Shackleton Companies win Coveted Queen’s Awards

2020-04-22T07:51:38+00:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Awards, News|Tags: , , |

We are delighted to announce that 2 Shackleton companies have won Queen's Awards this year: Exterity and Trutac. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK business.  With only 216 winners in 2020, the awards are designed to recognise and encourage truly outstanding achievements in innovation, export, sustainability, and promotion of social mobility.  Exterity won an accolade for its contribution to [...]

16 04, 2020

Shackleton Team Invests in Hibergene

2020-04-22T07:44:18+00:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Funding, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

We are pleased to announce that the Shackleton team has invested in Hibergene Diagnostics.   The company develops, manufactures and markets molecular diagnostic tests for human infectious diseases, using LAMP (Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification) technology. HiberGene is developing its next generation devices to disrupt the established time-consuming and high skilled testing market.  Its devices offer: Testing at front line medical centres; Real-time, accurate results within [...]

30 03, 2020

Scottish Event Campus to become temporary hospital

2020-03-30T16:47:39+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Shackleton team has been working with its portfolio companies as they face the consequences of COVID-19.  While most companies are concentrating on measures to protect staff and deal with lockdown, one of our companies may have a more direct role.  The Scottish Event Campus could be in operation as a temporary hospital within two weeks. The new field hospital will be run by the [...]

9 03, 2020

Trutac: Shackleton’s 23rd Profitable Exit

2020-03-09T18:53:16+00:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Acquisition, News, Press Release|Tags: , |

We are pleased today to announce the sale of Trutac to Microlise.  The transaction sees the Coventry-based experts in fleet compliance and management software becoming a part of the Microlise group, which itself offers a broad range of fleet solutions including vehicle tracking, telematics and journey management. This is Shackleton’s 23rd profitable exit, delivering an IRR of 23%. Since our initial investment in 2010, Trutac has [...]

3 03, 2020

Most UK homes ‘fail on energy efficiency targets’ – so it’s lucky we have IRT…

2020-03-03T08:56:28+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: News, Point of View|Tags: , |

The BBC reported today that nearly two thirds of UK homes fail to meet long-term energy efficiency targets. More than 12 million homes fall below the C grade on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) graded from A-G.  It means householders spend more on energy bills and pump tonnes more CO2 into the atmosphere than necessary. The UK Government is bound by the 2016 Paris Climate Treaty [...]

4 02, 2020

Introducing Airlinq

2020-03-02T17:00:14+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , , |

SAN RAMON, Calif.-- Globetouch has rebranded to Airlinq. The leading connected car and IoT platform provider for automakers and mobile network operators, has announced a new name and a new branding.  The initiative is part of its large-scale global expansion and diversification drive in 2020.  Shackleton supported the company's most recent $40 million (Series C) funding in 2017 alongside Verizon Ventures, DTCP and Hermes Growth [...]