20 11, 2023

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

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

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 [...]

22 08, 2023

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

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

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 [...]

2 08, 2023

Air Japan is latest to deploy Bluebox

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

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 [...]

20 04, 2023

Heero Launch

2023-04-20T13:39:54+00:00April 20th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are pleased to announce that Heero Technologies, a high-growth green tech software and data company based in Dundee, has secured significant new investment from Scottish Enterprise, TRICAPITAL, and Mint Ventures to further develop its innovative energy efficiency App. Heero was formed by Shackleton as a spin-out that arose from the successful sale of IRT Surveys last year.  The company was initially funded by Shackleton [...]

5 04, 2023

Shackleton’s 28th Profitable Exit

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

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 [...]

12 10, 2022

A Second Exit from the FinLeap Portfolio this year

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

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 [...]

16 08, 2022

Shackleton Celebrates another Profitable Exit

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

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 [...]

22 07, 2022

FinLeap News: Penta and Qonto merge

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

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 [...]

14 07, 2022

Shackleton’s latest weighs in at 800 Pounds

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

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 [...]

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