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11 03, 2019

Cummings and Goings

2019-04-11T08:25:45+00:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Exit, News|Tags: |

We are very pleased to announce that we have successfully exited our investment in Cummings & Morrish (Investments) Limited. We originally acquired a 40% interest in Cummings & Morrish at a time when the company owned a number of commercial properties in Dorset. These have now all been sold at good prices and the bulk of the proceeds distributed to shareholders. Hugh Stewart, Managing Partner [...]

5 03, 2019

Marriage with Figo

2019-04-11T08:26:16+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Acquisition, News|Tags: , , , , |

Shackleton portfolio company FinLeap today announced the merger of Figo and Finreach solutions. Both companies are well-known fintech pioneers. Finreach is already a FinLeap company. Figo was formed in 2012 and has to date received some €10 million from angel investors, Deutsche Börse, and Berliner Volksbank Ventures. The merger will create the leading European Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) API platform for finance. - Markus Dränert, Cornelia Schwertner [...]

12 02, 2019

BlueBox Flying High

2019-04-11T08:26:31+00:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: Awards, News|Tags: , , |

Shackleton investee Bluebox has walked away with another prize - this time at the Inflight Middle East event in Dubai. The In Flight Entertainment (IFE) vendor was cited for demonstrating an ongoing and sustained commitment to delivering best practice, while showing a creative and innovative approach to in-flight entertainment hardware.  Bluebox’s portable wireless deployment with Jazeera, along other carriers around the world, and the company’s [...]

11 02, 2019

Endurance

2019-02-11T23:34:51+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

The BBC reports today, February 11th, that a team of Antarctic scientists has started its search for Sir Earnest Shackleton's lost ship the Endurance: The team broke through thick pack-ice on Sunday to reach the vessel's last known position in the Weddell Sea. Robotic submersibles will now spend the next few days scouring the ocean floor for the maritime icon. Shackleton and his crew had [...]

11 02, 2019

Maintaining a Fresh Approach

2019-04-11T08:46:45+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Point of View|

Experience is a double edged sword – you know what to do in a given situation because you have seen something similar before, but it can also lead you to simply repeat previous actions without thinking, with the risk of you becoming or being thought of as a one-trick pony. There is also a balance to be struck between becoming a specialist – many CIOs [...]

4 02, 2019

Dexam Slices through Competition

2019-04-11T08:26:46+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Awards, News|Tags: , |

We were delighted to learn that our portfolio company, Dexam International, has just won the Housewares Innovation Awards 2019 for its Forest and Forge Kitchen Knife Range. Dexam sources and supplies a wide range of top quality, innovative kitchenware and cookware to the UK market. From simple, everyday tools and gadgets like potato peelers and wooden spoons, to hi-tech kitchen knives and cutting-edge cookware concepts, [...]

29 11, 2018

ELEMENT Secures €23 million

2019-04-11T08:27:00+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: , , |

We are delighted to announce that ELEMENT, the digital insurance platform developed by Shackleton investee FinLeap has secured a further €23 million in funding. ELEMENT is a fully digital white-label insurance product factory, which is fully licensed by Germany's regulator BaFin to write P&C insurance business. ELEMENT's business partners can offer to their customers modern property and casualty insurance products and a digital customer experience [...]

19 11, 2018

FinLeap raises over €40 million in ground-breaking funding

2019-04-11T08:27:15+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: , , , |

Shackleton investee FinLeap, which is now Europe's largest fintech company builder, today announced that it has raised EUR 41.5 million in an investment round, led by Ping An‘s Global Voyager Fund. Ping An, a leading Chinese financial services firm, is the world‘s largest insurance company by market capitalization and a widely recognized fintech and healthtech innovator. "Since our launch four years ago, we have been [...]

15 11, 2018

Lewmar celebrates biggest METSTRADE product launch

2018-11-25T23:44:36+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

With more product launches at METSTRADE, Shackleton investee Lewmar is registering double digit growth and outperforming base market levels thanks to a combination of investment in key technologies and innovative new development work with a number of OEMs. The success of the latter approach was driven home Tuesday evening when Lewmar was recognised at the 4th Board Builder Awards for Business Achievement. The company was [...]

15 11, 2018

£150 million Expansion Plan for SEC Global Event Campus

2019-04-11T08:27:42+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: |

Hot on the heels of the hugely successful development of The SSE Hydro, Shackleton investee, The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has applied for planning permission in principle for a major expansion of its facilities with a vision to create a unique global event campus capable of taking the World’s top conferences, exhibitions and events. The £150-£200m project includes a dedicated entrance to the west of [...]

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