Shackleton Companies win Coveted Queen’s Awards

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 [...]

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

Shackleton Team Invests in Hibergene

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 [...]

2021-07-26T23:09:31+00:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: , , |

Scottish Event Campus to become temporary hospital

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 [...]

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

Trutac: Shackleton’s 23rd Profitable Exit

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

2020-10-12T13:37:38+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: News, Point of View|Tags: , |

Introducing Airlinq

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 [...]

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

PanIntelligence Funded for further Growth

We are delighted to announce that Shackleton investee, PanInsight (trading as Panintelligence) has secured fresh investment from YFM Equity Partners and Cohmar Capital.  The £4.5 million transaction will allow the company to pursue its next phase of growth and allows a partial cash exit for Shackleton and other founder investors.  This also represents Shackleton's 22nd profitable realisation. PanIntelligence is a rapidly scaling data visualisation, reporting [...]

2019-11-26T16:22:07+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Exit, Funding, News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |

21 today! DEM is Shackleton’s 21st profitable exit

We are pleased to announce the sale of Shackleton portfolio company DEM Solutions to Altair Engineering Inc., (Nasdaq:ALTR).  This is our 21st profitable exit. DEM Solutions' lead product, EDEM, is the market-leader in Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk material simulation.  Blue-chip companies around the world also use EDEM to reduce costs of operations, shorten product development cycles and drive product innovation. In addition, [...]

2019-11-11T12:40:10+00:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Exit, News|Tags: , |

Shackleton team backs cleantech Adgero

The Shackleton team is very pleased to have backed Adgero, the cleantech business that uses ultra-capacitors to recover kinetic energy from commercial vehicles. Adgero's immediate deployments are as a retro-fit solution for rigid trucks and trailers operating in urban and peri-urban settings.  Its broader targets include large road-trains in the mining industry, a range of other commercial vehicles, and cranes.  Adgero’s solution creates substantial cost [...]

2021-07-26T23:10:14+00:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Funding, News|

FinLeap launches Joonko

Shackleton investee, FinLeap today announced that it has created Joonko a new consumer finance portal.  Joonko has other prestige backers including Ping An and Raisin - who besides offering funding are strengthening the new company's technology platform. Joonko will help German consumers choose the right financial products for their personal saving and protection needs. With EUR10 million in seed capital under its belt, the portal [...]

2020-03-03T02:02:10+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |
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