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A new unicorn in the FinLeap stable….

We are pleased to report that Solarisbank AG, Europe’s leading Banking-as-a-Service platform, has raised EUR 190 million in an oversubscribed Series D funding round, valuing the company at EUR 1.4 billion.  Shackleton portfolio company FinLeap is a major shareholder in Solarisbank.  This funding event marks FinLeap's first unicorn. The round was led by Decisive Capital Management, with support from growth investors, including Pathway Capital Management, [...]

2021-07-26T23:07:28+00:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: , , , |

Nandi Proteins appoints David Flower as CEO

The Shackleton team is delighted to announce that we have helped Nandi Proteins to recruit David Flower to the role of Chief Executive Officer.  David is an exceptional talent, having previously served as Managing Director, Europe, for Singha beer maker the Boon Rawd Brewery Company, and before that as Managing Director Home Baking for Kerry Foods. David has also been a Managing Director at Noon [...]

2021-06-14T11:47:56+00:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: |

Exterity: Shackleton’s 25th Profitable Exit

We are delighted to announce the sale of Exterity to French company Vitec S.A.  Exterity, based in Dalgety Bay, Scotland, is a market-leading provider of IPTV Technology, Digital Signage and Guest Experience solutions. Shackleton’s third fund, Shackleton Secondaries 3 LP, originally acquired a significant interest in Exterity in April 2014 as part of a portfolio of 13 investments.  Shackleton played an active role on the [...]

2021-05-21T11:09:12+00:00May 21st, 2021|Categories: Exit, News|Tags: , |

Shackleton’s 24th Profitable Exit

We are pleased to announce that we have sold our interest in OmPrompt to Eurazeo-backed Elemica International, Inc.  OmPrompt is a leading developer of AI-based SaaS systems for processing order entries for consumer goods and healthcare companies. We originally acquired a significant interest in OmPrompt in December 2008 when we bought out equity investors and bank debt after OmPrompt’s momentum slowed in the global downturn.  [...]

2021-03-26T17:29:06+00:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Exit, News, Press Release|Tags: , , |

Celebrating Return Fund #5’s first investment: Mentor Group

We are really pleased to announce that Return Fund #5 has made its first investment: Mentor Group. Our first transaction for the new Fund is a £2m initial secondary investment with a further primary tranche to follow later this year in Mentor Group, a leading supplier of sales transformation services and technology. Mentor enables customers to drive measurable and sustainable improvements in the performance of their salespeople [...]

2021-03-15T11:03:34+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Acquisition, News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |

Return Fund #5

Shackleton Ventures, the specialist direct secondaries venture investor, has launched its fifth fund, the Shackleton Ruffena Return #5 Limited Partnership,  “Return Fund #5”, and will continue its proven strategy of investing in secondaries-led transactions that has resulted in each of its first four funds achieving top quartile performance. The fund is a collaboration between Shackleton and Ruffena Capital – a tie-up that substantially strengthens the [...]

2021-03-15T11:00:15+00:00March 7th, 2021|Categories: Funding, News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |

Bluebox takes Flight

We are very pleased to report the successful deployment of Bluebox’s wireless in-flight entertainment software into Airbus’ OSP.  Bluebox, a Shackleton portfolio company, confirmed the installation of its system on Titan Airways' first new Airbus A321LP.  Titan is an independent charter airline. OSP is Airbus' standardised on-board hardware and software infrastructure available as both line-fit and retrofit for the Airbus A320 and A330 Family aircraft. It [...]

2021-07-26T23:09:02+00:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: News|

Investment Hat Trick

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 [...]

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

Hibergene’s game changing COVID test

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 [...]

2020-07-31T13:53:47+00:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , |
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