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 [...]

15 05, 2019

Elinvar secures backing from Goldman Sachs

2019-05-15T13:26:13+00:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Funding, News|Tags: , , |

FinLeap investee Elinvar announced today that it has secured Goldman Sachs as the lead investor for its latest funding.  This is yet another example of the quality of FinLeap's portfolio companies and ecosystem. Elinvar is a digital platform for asset and wealth managers. Its platform covers the complete value chain - from the client’s website to the consultation and the investor portal.  It provides an [...]

1 05, 2019

PanIntelligence – Tech Innovation of the Year

2019-10-03T11:49:10+00:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Awards, News|Tags: , |

Shackleton investee, PanInsight (trading as PanIntelligence) was absolutely delighted and flattered to be crowned Tech Innovation of the Year at the Leeds Digital Festival Awards on the 30th April 2019. The company was also shortlisted as Tech Employer of the Year - a tribute to the tremendous culture that the company has developed since its formation in 2014. Recognition for Pi Analytics The Tech Innovation [...]

2 04, 2019

FinLeap acquires Penta to strengthen its Ecosystem

2019-04-11T08:24:53+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Acquisition, News|Tags: , , |

Shackleton investee Finleap announced today the acquisition of Penta, the digital business banking solution.  Penta will complement a number of Finleap portfolio companies, and will work particularly closely with Beesy, which offers digital banking and accounting for freelancers in Italy. Penta delivers fast and easy business banking. It counts over 5,500 digital businesses (including for example AirHelp, bepro11 and Global Digital Women) as customers. [...]

29 03, 2019

SEC Scoops Top Prize

2019-04-11T08:25:30+00:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Awards, News|Tags: , |

Shackleton investee, The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has been crowned the Best UK Conference Centre at the Meetings & Incentive Travel Awards 2019. The venue beat off stiff competition from finalists including ExCeL London, the ICC Birmingham and ACC Liverpool to attain Gold at the ceremony which was held at Battersea Evolution on Friday evening. In close partnership with Glasgow Convention Bureau (who were voted [...]

11 03, 2019

Cummings and Goings

2019-04-11T08:25:45+00:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Exit, News|Tags: |

We are very pleased to announce that we have successfully exited our investment in Cummings & Morrish (Investments) Limited. We originally acquired a 40% interest in Cummings & Morrish at a time when the company owned a number of commercial properties in Dorset. These have now all been sold at good prices and the bulk of the proceeds distributed to shareholders. Hugh Stewart, Managing Partner [...]

5 03, 2019

Marriage with Figo

2019-04-11T08:26:16+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Acquisition, News|Tags: , , , , |

Shackleton portfolio company FinLeap today announced the merger of Figo and Finreach solutions. Both companies are well-known fintech pioneers. Finreach is already a FinLeap company. Figo was formed in 2012 and has to date received some €10 million from angel investors, Deutsche Börse, and Berliner Volksbank Ventures. The merger will create the leading European Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) API platform for finance. - Markus Dränert, Cornelia Schwertner [...]

12 02, 2019

BlueBox Flying High

2019-04-11T08:26:31+00:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: Awards, News|Tags: , , |

Shackleton investee Bluebox has walked away with another prize - this time at the Inflight Middle East event in Dubai. The In Flight Entertainment (IFE) vendor was cited for demonstrating an ongoing and sustained commitment to delivering best practice, while showing a creative and innovative approach to in-flight entertainment hardware.  Bluebox’s portable wireless deployment with Jazeera, along other carriers around the world, and the company’s [...]

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