14 07, 2022

Shackleton’s latest weighs in at 800 Pounds

2022-07-22T14:47:14+00:00July 14th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

6 03, 2022

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

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

  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 [...]

15 02, 2022

Cleantech 2.0 Summit

2022-02-15T17:21:31+00:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: News, Point of View|Tags: , , |

Shackleton is very pleased to have partnered with Winmark to initiate an event to showcase innovation by early stage businesses as a key driver towards Net Zero.   The use of innovative #cleantechnology is a key factor in reducing carbon emissions, so how can you identify and utilise the best of these solutions to help achieve your sustainability targets? Join this forward-thinking half-day summit on Monday 28 [...]

9 12, 2021

Tissuemed Seals Exit, with 41% IRR over 14 years

2021-12-13T10:15:58+00:00December 9th, 2021|Categories: Exit, News|Tags: , , |

We are delighted to announce today the sale of Tissuemed to Becton Dickinson (NYSE: BDX).  Tissuemed, the Leeds-based medtech specialist, develops and manufactures self-adhesive films that help surgeons to close and seal sutured and stapled internal tissues. Tissuemed is the last of Shackleton's 2007 vintage investments to be sold.  It has achieved strong growth and profitability in recent years and has been paying dividends.  This [...]

26 08, 2021

Bluebox Aviation aims high

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

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 [...]

26 07, 2021

A new unicorn in the FinLeap stable….

2021-08-26T11:02:44+00:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: , , , |

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 founder shareholder of Solarisbank and retains a substantial shareholding.  This funding event marks FinLeap's first home-grown unicorn. The round was led by Decisive Capital Management, with support from [...]

14 06, 2021

Nandi Proteins appoints David Flower as CEO

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

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 [...]

21 05, 2021

Exterity: Shackleton’s 25th Profitable Exit

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

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 [...]

10 05, 2021

IRT Surveys wins £5.2m decarbonised housing deal in Aberdeen

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

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 [...]

26 03, 2021

Shackleton’s 24th Profitable Exit

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

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.  [...]

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