Solaris Bank completes €96 million Series F

FinLeap portfolio company, Solaris SE today announced the signing of its Series F round led by SBI Group and other existing investors. Solaris is Europe's leading embedded finance platform. The current round consists of EUR 96 million in additional capital and a financial guarantee of up to EUR 100 million capital equivalent. Solaris will use the funds to onboard the ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club) credit card [...]

2024-05-08T11:27:01+00:00March 19th, 2024|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: , , |

AEM secures £23m for its rare-earth free motors

Shackleton investee, Advanced Electric Machines (AEM), a leader in sustainable motor manufacturing primarily for the automotive industry, has secured £23 million of new investment. The funding will be used to scale up production capacity at its facility in the North East, deliver on ambitious growth plans to establish a global sales footprint, and bolster R&D capabilities.  AEM's motors are used by Adgero, another of our [...]

2024-01-08T17:18:37+00:00November 20th, 2023|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: , , |

Shackleton II Sells Asfordby Cementing Another Fund’s top Decile Ranking

Shackleton is pleased to announce that it has now sold its interest in Asfordby Haulage and Storage Limited, the Melton Mowbray-based logistics business.  Shackleton Secondaries II LP originally acquired its interest in Asfordby from 3i Group plc.  Urban Logistics, the last mile logistics focused REIT, paid £40.7m for Asfordby's 72-acre site including its substantial yard and three high quality units totalling 665,527 sq ft. This [...]

2023-08-22T08:52:04+00:00August 22nd, 2023|Categories: Exit, News, Press Release|Tags: , |

Air Japan is latest to deploy Bluebox

Demonstrating the flexibility of its Blueview digital passenger services platform, Shackleton portfolio company, Bluebox has announced that AirJapan, the new airline brand under ANA HOLDINGS INC., will deploy the platform’s onboard retail and in-flight entertainment (IFE) modules on the airline’s widebody fleet. Air Japan intends to begin operating flights in February 2024 and expand its network over time, serving medium-haul markets in Asia. Bluebox is [...]

2023-08-02T10:27:20+00:00August 2nd, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: |

Shackleton’s 28th Profitable Exit

Shackleton Ventures is thrilled to announce its 28th profitable exit with the sale of Stuarts Properties, a commercial property company that has proven to be another excellent investment.   This exit marks an important milestone because it allows us to feel that, in our way, we are living up to the spirit of Shackleton’s great Antarctic expedition a century ago. In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton [...]

2023-04-06T08:31:19+00:00April 5th, 2023|Categories: Exit, News, Press Release, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

A Second Exit from the FinLeap Portfolio this year

Yesterday, FinLeap portfolio company PAIR Finance announced a majority investment from Pollen Street Capital. Founding investor finleap will retain a minority position in the company.  FinLeap is an investment in Shackleton's Victoria Fund. PAIR Finance is a high-growth, digital first collections platform offering unique collections technology based on artificial intelligence and behavioural research, aiming to create a more efficient payment process that prioritises customer experience [...]

2022-10-12T16:52:38+00:00October 12th, 2022|Categories: Exit, News|Tags: , , |

Shackleton Celebrates another Profitable Exit

We are pleased to announce that we have effected the sale of IRT Surveys to Mears Group PLC, the leading provider of services to the Housing sector in the UK.  IRT is an investment in Shackleton's third fund, SS3 LP and Shackleton's representative Deborah Hudson has played an active role in the development and ultimate exit of the business. Headquartered in Dundee, IRT provides a range [...]

2022-08-30T14:09:56+00:00August 16th, 2022|Categories: Exit, News, Press Release|Tags: , , |

FinLeap News: Penta and Qonto merge

Today, Finleap portfolio company, Penta announced that it will be acquired by Qonto. Qonto is the market leader in digital financial management for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), sole proprietors and freelancers in France and operates throughout Europe; Penta is the market leader in this segment in Germany. The transaction is expected to be finalised in the coming weeks. The merger of the two market [...]

2022-08-30T14:04:39+00:00July 22nd, 2022|Categories: Acquisition, News, Press Release|Tags: , |

Shackleton’s latest weighs in at 800 Pounds

We were really pleased that after a long and challenging process, Gorilla Technology Group Inc. (“Gorilla”) has achieved its public listing.  (Nasdaq: “GRRR” for ordinary shares and “GRRRW” for warrants). Gorilla is a global leader in edge video analytic artificial intelligence, IoT technologies, and cybersecurity.  Today it announced the completion of its previously announced business combination with Global SPAC Partners. The Business Combination provides a [...]

2022-08-30T14:10:44+00:00July 14th, 2022|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , , |

Finding Endurance: Shackleton’s breath on the back of your neck

  On 5th March 2022 a British-led expedition found the wreck of Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, which sank in over 3,000 metres in the Weddell Sea in Antarctica in 1907. The sinking of the Endurance led to one of the great survival stories of all time as Shackleton set out to bring all 28 crew to safety. The discovery of the wreck was achieved using [...]

2022-03-15T00:03:02+00:00March 6th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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