30 03, 2020

Scottish Event Campus to become temporary hospital

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

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 [...]

9 03, 2020

Trutac: Shackleton’s 23rd Profitable Exit

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

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 [...]

3 03, 2020

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

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

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 [...]

4 02, 2020

Introducing Airlinq

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

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 [...]

26 11, 2019

PanIntelligence Funded for further Growth

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

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 [...]

7 11, 2019

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

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

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, [...]

1 10, 2019

Shackleton team backs cleantech Adgero

2019-11-11T14:42:25+00:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

3 09, 2019

FinLeap launches Joonko

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

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 [...]

1 08, 2019

Lewmar becomes Shackleton’s 20th Profitable Exit

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

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 [...]

23 05, 2019

Exterity bags BVCA Award

2019-05-23T22:39:55+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Awards, News|Tags: , |

We were extremely pleased to learn today that Exterity has won the BVCA Scottish management team of the year award. The British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Management Team Awards, produced in association with Grant Thornton UK LLP, is the annual showcase for the best businesses in the UK backed by private equity and venture capital. Each year, 100s of companies compete across the country for [...]

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