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: |

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: , , , |

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: , , |

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: , , , |

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: , , , |

Lewmar becomes Shackleton’s 20th Profitable Exit

We are pleased to announce the successful sale of Lewmar Marine to LCI (NYSE: LCII) subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc. Founded in 1948, Lewmar has become one of the world’s premier suppliers of leisure marine equipment for yachts, sailboats, and powerboats. Shackleton originally acquired a significant interest in Lewmar in December 2007 as part of a direct equity portfolio bought from 3i Group (FTSE: III).  At [...]

2019-09-05T13:36:48+00:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Exit, News, Press Release|Tags: , |
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