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: , , |

Bluebox Aviation aims high

Bluebox Aviation Systems, the leading provider of cross-platform wireless in-flight entertainment (W-IFE), has bolstered its management team to pursue an ambitious business plan as the aviation sector emerges from the global pandemic.  Bluebox has already seen an uptick in new opportunities and overall very high demand for its solutions, with new and existing customers wanting to tap into the potential digital platforms offer in terms [...]

2021-08-26T10:58:11+00:00August 26th, 2021|Categories: News, Press Release|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: |

IRT Surveys wins £5.2m decarbonised housing deal in Aberdeen

We are delighted to announce that, IRT Surveys, a Shackleton portfolio company, has scooped a £5.2m project with Aberdeen City Council to deliver a major decarbonisation retrofit scheme across the Council's social housing properties. The energy efficiency project, which is backed by the Government’s newly launched Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator, continues a long-term partnership between IRT Surveys and Aberdeen Council that spans 20 years. In [...]

2021-08-26T10:46:33+00:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: News, Press Release|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: , , |

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: , |

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: , |

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: , , |
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